Bill Text: NY A06858 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires legislative approval for the closure of correctional facilities and institutions.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-22 - referred to correction [A06858 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06858-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 22, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ORTIZ,  BLAKE,  MOSLEY, COOK, JONES, COLTON,
          TAYLOR, McDONOUGH -- read  once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on
        AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to requiring legislative
          approval for the closure of correctional facilities and institutions
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new section 30 to
     2  read as follows:
     3    § 30. Closure of correctional facilities. The department shall  submit
     4  a  written  report  to the legislature at least three hundred sixty-five
     5  days prior to the date the department is seeking closure of any  correc-
     6  tional  facility or institution. Such report shall include justification
     7  for the proposed closure. The legislature  may  require  any  additional
     8  information  or  data  that  it  deems necessary in such report.  If the
     9  legislature, or the appropriate committees thereof, upon review  of  the
    10  report  submitted  to  it  by  the  department,  finds that the proposed
    11  closure is not justified then closure shall not occur until approved  by
    12  a majority vote of each house of the legislature.
    13    § 2. Severability. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or part
    14  of  this act shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to
    15  be invalid, such judgment shall not affect,  impair  or  invalidate  the
    16  remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause,
    17  sentence,  paragraph,  section  or part thereof directly involved in the
    18  controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.
    19    § 3. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
    20  have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
    21  repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
    22  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made  and  completed
    23  on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.