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Queens Assemblymember David Weprin sponsors bill that would make staged construction accidents a Class E felony

By Athena Dawson QNS: Queens News, Sports, Entertainment & Community

On Tuesday, Mar. 5, Queens Assemblymember David Weprin (D-24), held a press conference in Albany to announce his sponsorship of a new bill that would make staged construction accidents a Class E felony.

The bill aims to combat what he describes as a disturbing rise in insurance fraud stemming from bogus construction accident claims.

Weprin was joined by state Sen. Neil Breslin, who is sponsoring a companion bill in the senate, along with representatives of construction corporations, the president of the New York Insurance Association, and other officials.

The legislation is modeled after Alice’s Law, a bill sponsored by Weprin that became law in 2019 that made staged car crashes a Class E felony.

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