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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 York's...

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Notice of Public Hearing - Impact of financial technology (FinTech) and its role in New York’s banking industry

2024 Economic and Revenue Report

New York State Assembly Passes Rape is Rape Act, Clearing the Way for Governor Hochul's Signature

New York State Assembly Passes Rape is Rape Act, Clearing the Way for Governor Hochul's Signature Albany, NY - January 29, 2024 - The New York State Assembly passed a key chapter amendment to the Rape is Rape Act today, establishing an updated effective...

Speaker Heastie Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today my colleagues and I in the Assembly Majority passed a resolution commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 79th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. It’s a solemn day, where we remember the horrors committed by the Nazis against...

Assembly Begins Passing Legislative Package to Improve Women's Healthcare and Maternal Health Outcomes on Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Speaker Carl Heastie announced today that the Assembly will begin passing a package of legislation to strengthen reproductive health services and tackle the maternal and infant mortality rise across the state. This package joins a series of legislation...

2024 Yellow Book

Legislature Announces 2024 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing Schedule

Speaker Heastie Announces New Leadership Positions

Speaker Heastie today announced the following leadership appointments: Chair, Labor Harry B. Bronson Chair, Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Al Stirpe Chair, Small Business Carrie Woerner Chair, Libraries...

The Remarks of Speaker Carl E. Heastie - Opening the 247th Legislative Session

January 3, 2024Assembly Chamber_____________________________________[as prepared for delivery] Good morning members, staff and guests. Welcome back to the New York State Assembly Chamber. I’d like to start by wishing everyone a happy and healthy new...

Speaker Heastie Statement on Minimum Wage Increase

No one who works full time should be living in poverty or struggling to put food on the table for their families. This past year in the budget, we fought to give New Yorkers a raise- increasing the minimum wage and ensuring that they won’t be left behind...
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Events in February 2024
  • February 1 - Public Hearing
    starts at 9:30am
    Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany
    2024 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Elementary & Secondary Education
  • February 5 - Session
    Assembly Chambers
  • February 5 - Public Hearing
    starts at 11:00am
    Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building,
    2nd Floor, Albany, New York
    To hear from the New York State Workers Compensation Board, experts in workers compensation, workers compensation lawyers, labor partners, and injured workers on the current state of workers compensation and to bring light to areas of improvement
  • February 6 - Session
    Assembly Chambers
  • starts at 9:30am
    Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany
    2024 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Local/General Government
  • February 7 - Session
    Assembly Chambers
  • starts at 9:30am
    Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany
    2024 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Environmental Conservation
  • February 8 - Public Hearing
    starts at 9:30am
    Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany
    2024 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Higher Education
  • February 12 - Session
    Assembly Chambers
  • February 12 - Public Hearing
    starts at 10:30am
    Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York
    To discuss the overall mission, goals, and economics of Corcraft (aka the Division of Correctional Industries within the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision); its role as a New York State Preferred Source supplier for office equipment; and how its operations and performance ultimately benefit or otherwise impact New York taxpayers, incarcerated individuals, and the State at large
  • February 13 - Session
    Assembly Chambers
  • starts at 9:30am
    Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany
    2024 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Mental Hygiene
  • February 14 - Session
    Assembly Chambers
  • starts at 12:00pm
    Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany
    2024 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Housing
  • February 19 - Presidents’ Day
  • February 26 - Session
    Assembly Chambers
  • February 27 - Session
    Assembly Chambers
  • February 27 - Public Hearing
    starts at 11:30am
    Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York
    Explore disparities in New York’s banking industry, including banking access for consumers and small businesses
  • February 28 - Session
    Assembly Chambers