New York Correction Law
Closure of Correctional Facilities; Notice
Before the closure of any correctional facility,, for reasons other than those set forth in paragraph (a) of subdivision eight of section forty-five of this chapter, the commissioner shall take the following actions:
1. confer with the department of civil service, the governor’s office of employee relations and any other appropriate state agencies to develop strategies which attempt to minimize the impact of the closure on the state work force;
2. consult with the department of economic development and any other appropriate state agencies to develop strategies which attempt to minimize the impact of such closures on the local and regional economies; and
3. provide notice by certified mail to (i) all local governments of any political subdivision in which the correctional facility is located, (ii) all employee labor organizations operating within, or representing employees of, the correctional facility, and
(iii) managerial and confidential employees employed within the correctional facility at least twelve months prior to any such closure.