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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 Hold Out of State Businesses Engaged in Improper Conduct Financially and Legally Accountable in New York

Speaker Carl Heastie and Ways and Means Committee Chair Helene E. Weinstein today announced that the Assembly passed legislation that would help New York businesses by holding out of state business to the same standards as those headquartered in New York....

Assembly Passes Package of Critical Consumer Credit Protection Legislation

Speaker Carl Heastie and Ways and Means Committee Chair Helene E. Weinstein today announced the Assembly passed a comprehensive package of consumer credit protection legislation.“The Assembly Majority has long been committed to protecting the rights...

Assembly Passes Sweeping Legislative Package to Address Discriminatory Real Estate Practices

Speaker Carl Heastie and Housing Committee Chair Steven Cymbrowitz today announced the Assembly has passed a comprehensive package of legislation addressing discrimination in the real estate industry.In 1968, the federal Fair Housing Act was passed to...

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie on the End of 2021 Session

During one of the toughest times in our history, the New York State Assembly rose to the occasion to meet the challenges we faced. This session we passed groundbreaking legislation and delivered a historic budget that met the needs of New Yorkers during...

Assembly Passes the Gender Recognition Act

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Daniel J. O’Donnell today announced that the Assembly has passed the Gender Recognition Act. This bill would ensure that government documents reflect transgender, nonbinary and intersex individuals’...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Speed up the Canvassing of Absentee Ballots in New York State and Ensure Every Valid Ballot Counts

Speaker Carl Heastie, Election Law Committee Chair Latrice Walker and Assemblymember Robert C. Carroll today announced that the Assembly has passed legislation that will streamline the process for canvassing absentee, military, special and affidavit ballots,...

Assembly Passes Make Voting Easy Act Expanding the Number of Early-Voting Sites in New York State

Speaker Carl Heastie, Election Law Committee Chair Latrice Walker and Assemblymember Al Taylor today announced the passage of the Make Voting Easy Act, significantly expanding early voting sites throughout the state and increasing the hours polling sites...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Reduce Recidivism and Promote Successful Reintegration After Incarceration

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced the Assembly has passed legislation that would ensure individuals have the support they need to reenter the community after incarceration and successfully complete their community supervision.“Successful reintegration...

New York's COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program to Begin Accepting Applications

Speaker Carl Heastie, Small Business Committee Chair Al Stirpe and Economic Development Committee Chair Harry Bronson announced today that New York will begin accepting grant applications for its COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program...

Notice of Public Hearing - Integrating services offered by the Office of Addiction Services and Supports and the Office of Mental Health

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