Hard-fought legislation to bump up inspections of public parking garages in New York State following the collapse of a garage in Johnson City and the condemning and demolition of the Collier Street ramp in Binghamton is being pushed aside.

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo of Endwell sponsored the legislation, which was vetoed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The Democrat is directing state officials to review existing laws to see if they already adequately cover safety inspections.

In his veto message, Cuomo said he agreed the structures need to be inspected and maintained but the bill is “fundamentally flawed” and can not go in place as written.


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