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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.

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Speaker Heastie and Assemblymember Woerner Tour Jefferson Terrace Head Start Program in Saratoga County, Announcing $3 Million in Funding

Pictured is Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Carrie Woerner reading books to students at the Jefferson Terrace Head Start Program in Saratoga County.
Speaker Carl Heastie today made a stop on his annual statewide tour in Saratoga County, joining Assemblymember Carrie Woerner in visiting a Head Start classroom in Jefferson Terrace, participating in story time and announcing $3 million in funding for...

Assembly Passes First in the Nation Legislation to Provide Oversight and Assessment of State Agency Use of Automated Decision-Making

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assembly Science and Technology Committee Chair Steve Otis today announced the passage of the Legislative Oversight of Automated Decision-making in Government (LOADinG) Act to provide assessment, transparency and oversight of...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Allow Direct Shipment of New York State Produced Craft Liquor, Ciders and Mead

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Donna Lupardo today announced that the Assembly has passed legislation to allow New York craft producers of liquor, cider, mead and braggot to ship their products directly to inter- and intrastate customers (A.3132-A,...

Assembly Announces Passage of Legislation That Removes Lifetime Ban on Jury Duty for Individuals with Felony Convictions

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Jeffrion Aubry today announced the Assembly passed legislation to remove the lifetime ban on jury duty for those convicted of a felony (A1432, Aubry). “The Assembly Majority remains committed to building a justice...

Assembly Passes SAFE for Kids Act & New York Child Data Protection Act to Protect Kids Mental Health and Online Privacy

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Nily Rozic today announced the Assembly has passed Stop Addictive Feeds Exploitation (SAFE) for Kids Act and the New York Child Data Protection Act to help protect kids from addictive social media feeds and digital...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Provide Better Oversight of Social Adult Day Care Programs

Speaker Carl Heastie and Committee on Aging Chair Ron Kim today announced the Assembly has passed legislation to enhance oversight of social adult day care programs for older adults by providing the director of the State Office for the Aging (SOFA) with...

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Speaker Carl Heastie Implements Sanctions Against Assemblymember Scott Bendett

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that he is immediately implementing sanctions recommended by the bipartisan Ethics and Guidance Committee concerning the conduct of Assemblymember Scott Bendett. After a full investigation, the Ethics Committee...

Assembly Passes Legislative Package to Expand and Amend Insurance Coverage for Severe Weather Events

Speaker Carl Heastie and Insurance Committee Chair David Weprin today announced the passage of several bills designed to help homeowners prepare for severe weather events and expand insurance coverage to better support recovery efforts. “Unfortunately,...

Speaker Heastie and Assemblymember Meeks Announce $8.1 Million in Enacted SFY 2024-25 Budget for Expansion and Modernization of Baden Street Settlement of Rochester

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Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Demond Meeks today visited Baden Street Settlement and announced the Enacted State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2024-25 Budget includes $8.1 million in funding for the facility, which will enable them to enhance services to...
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