NEW YORK STATE (WSYR-TV) — Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing for a proposal that would give him the ability to close state prisons on a faster timeline.
The measure was included in his budget proposal and it would allow the governor to close state prisons if he gives at least a 90-day notice to legislative leaders.
The current law requires the head of New York’s prison agency to give a year notice before closing a correctional facility.
If approved, the measure would be effective from April 2020 through March 2021.
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