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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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Notice of Public Hearing - Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) Implementation

Assembly Passes Measure to Expand the Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights to Include Paid Family Leave

Speaker Carl Heastie, Labor Committee Chair Latoya Joyner and Assemblymember Jenifer Rajkumar today announced the passage of legislation to expand the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights so that domestic workers are covered under Paid Family Leave...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Restore Voting Rights to Individuals Released to Parole Supervision

Speaker Carl Heastie and Election Law Committee Chair Latrice Walker today announced the Assembly has passed legislation that would restore voting rights to individuals released to parole supervision to facilitate community reintegration and participation...

Speaker Heastie Statement

George Floyd’s murder was a tragedy. It was a crime that the entire world witnessed on video over the course of nine minutes and 29 seconds. That Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts is important and it is right. But I also know we must...

Assembly Passes Earth Day Legislative Package to Safeguard the Environment

Speaker Carl Heastie and Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Steve Englebright today announced that the Assembly will commemorate April 22, 2021 as the 51st Anniversary of Earth Day (K.167, McMahon). In honor of Earth Day the Assembly passed...

Assembly Passes Hero Act, Protecting Workers from Infectious Diseases in the Workplace

Speaker Carl Heastie, Labor Committee Chair Latoya Joyner and Assemblymember Karines Reyes today announced that the Assembly has passed the Hero Act, which will establish health and safety standards to protect New Yorkers from airborne infectious diseases...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Exempt COVID-19 Stimulus Relief from Money Judgments

Speaker Carl Heastie and Ways and Means Committee Chair Helene E. Weinstein today announced the Assembly has passed legislation that would exempt COVID-19 stimulus relief for individuals and families with children from seizure to satisfy money judgments...

Assembly Announces New $15 Million Statewide Digital Inclusion Grant Program in SFY 2020-21 Budget

Speaker Carl Heastie and Science & Technology Committee Chair Steve Otis today announced that the approved State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2021-22 Budget includes the Assembly’s proposal to establish a new $15 million statewide Digital Inclusion...

Summary of Recommended Changes to the Executive Budget

Assembly Announces SFY 2021-22 Budget Includes Funding for Human Services Programs that Support Vulnerable New Yorkers

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2021-22 Budget includes critical funding for programs that support children and families, as well as invests in vital mental health, addiction and substance abuse services.“The...
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Today's Events
  • Apr 22 - 10:00 A.M. - Public Hearing
    To examine potentially unfair and deceptive practices occurring in New York State’s primary and secondary ticket marketplaces for live events in order to identify any legislative and policy reforms that would help ensure sales are fair, equitable, transparent, and accessible for consumers and other stakeholders
    Events in April 2021
    • POSTPONED NEW DATE TBDApr 7 - 10:00 A.M. - Public Hearing
      East Side Access/East Side Tunnel Project Oversight (MTA/Amtrak)
    • NOTE NEW DATE AND TIMEApr 13 - 1:30 P.M. - Public Hearing
      Diversifying Agriculture and Addressing Food Justice Alongside Continuing Inequalities in our Food Systems
    • Apr 13 - 10:00 A.M. - Public Hearing
      To discuss and receive input from stakeholders on the Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA)
    • Apr 14 - Session
    • Apr 15 - Session
    • Apr 19 - Session
    • Apr 20 - Session
    • Apr 21 - Session
    • Apr 22 - 10:00 A.M. - Public Hearing
      To examine potentially unfair and deceptive practices occurring in New York State’s primary and secondary ticket marketplaces for live events in order to identify any legislative and policy reforms that would help ensure sales are fair, equitable, transparent, and accessible for consumers and other stakeholders
    • Apr 26 - Session
    • Apr 27 - Session
    • Apr 28 - Session