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Since its creation in 1777, the state Assembly has helped shape history, often leading the way with progressive action and reform. On February 3, 2015 the New York State Assembly continued making history by electing New York's first African American Assembly Speaker. I am deeply proud of this honor.

The Assembly is known as the "People's House" in New York. Here, we work every day to help improve the lives of all New...

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Assembly Passes Legislation to Ensure New Yorkers Can Vote Absentee During Ongoing Pandemic

Speaker Carl Heastie, Election Law Committee Chair Latrice Walker and Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz today announced the Assembly has passed legislation that would allow New Yorkers to vote by absentee ballot if there is a risk of contracting or spreading...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Ensure Rape Survivors Receive Justice

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Catalina Cruz today announced the Assembly has passed legislation to redefine the state’s rape statutes to ensure that victims of nonconsensual sexual conduct are able to seek more appropriate justice.“For...

Legislature Announces 2022 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing Schedule

Senate Finance Committee Chair Liz Krueger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair, Helene E. Weinstein today announced the Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23 Executive Budget Proposal.These hearings, each of which...

Speaker Heastie Announces Assemblymember Zebrowski Appointed Temporary Co-Chair of LATFOR

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that Assemblymember Kenneth Zebrowski has been appointed to be the temporary co-chair of the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR).“The results of reapportionment will determine...

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie

As part of the governor’s safety protocols prior to today’s State of the State message, I underwent two rapid COVID-19 tests which did not come back clear. I am now awaiting results from a follow up PCR test. I get tested routinely, and most...

Grants Action News - January 2022

Speaker Heastie Statement on Minimum Wage Increase

The Assembly Majority believes that putting families first means that every hardworking New Yorker is able to earn a meaningful wage to achieve financial independence and support their families.That is why in 2016, we fought tirelessly to enact legislation...

Notice of Public Hearing - To examine the overall impact and implementation of the enacted 2021-2022 State Budget as it relates to direct and indirect funding of workforce development programs administered and/or funded by various State entities

Notice of Public Hearing - Homelessness in New York State

Grants Action News - December 2021

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