Early this year, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed a bill requiring assessors and contractors in the mold remediation industry to be licensed and their workers properly trained, effective January 1, 2016.  The bill was amended later in the year, but the date it goes into effect remains the same.  The new law requires the licensing of assessors, contractors and workers, and a written mold remediation plan, prepared by a licensed mold assessment contractor, to ensure the proper remediation of mold. Additional information about the Mold Program is available on the New York State Department of Labor’s website.