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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 to Hold Hearing on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Speaker Carl Heastie, Ways and Means Committee Chair Helene E. Weinstein, Housing Committee Chair Steven Cymbrowitz and Social Services Committee Chair Linda B. Rosenthal today announced the Assembly will hold a hearing on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 to...

Federal Government Began Disbursement of Monthly Child Tax Credits This Week

This week, the federal government began the disbursement of monthly Child Tax Credit payments that were included in the American Rescue Plan Act passed by Congress earlier this year. Speaker Carl Heastie and Ways and Means Committee Chair Helene Weinstein...

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie

In its never ending quest to degrade public discourse, the New York Post's editorial board today reached a new low, if that is even possible. Using racist dog whistle language to make an inaccurate point about an issue which I am not even involved with...

Assembly Continues Working to Ensure Small Businesses Keep Critical Grant Funding to Aid in COVID-19 Recovery

Speaker Carl Heastie, Small Business Committee Chair Al Stirpe and Assemblymember Erik Dilan today announced that the Assembly has passed legislation to help small businesses across New York by ensuring that grants from the COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business...

Assembly Passes Public Health Measure to Reduce the Spread of Blood Borne Diseases

Speaker Carl Heastie and Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried today announced the Assembly has passed legislation to decriminalize the possession and sale of hypodermic needles and syringes to reduce the spread of blood borne diseases, most notably...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Establish the Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the Assembly has passed legislation that would create the state Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate to represent residential utility consumers’ interests in residential and utility matters at the state...

Notice of Public Hearing - Ranked Choice Voting in New York City

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie

Addressing climate change continues to be a top priority for the Assembly Majority. The adoption of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) in 2019 was an important first step in establishing climate and equity requirements, but we...

Grants Action News - July 2021

Statement from Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie

The Assembly Majority has passed a number of important voting reforms to strengthen our electoral system and provide easier access to all New Yorkers. The situation regarding the tabulation issues in New York City is extremely concerning, and we are closely...
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    Events in July 2021
    • Jul 12 - 10:00 A.M. - Public Hearing
      New York State’s system of ethics oversight and enforcement
    • NOTE NEW LOCATIONJul 19 - 10:30 A.M. - Public Hearing
    • CANCELLEDJul 20 - 10:00 A.M. - Public Hearing
      Nursing Home and Assisted Living Workforce
    • NOTE NEW TIME AND LOCATIONJul 27 - 9:00 A.M. - Public Hearing
      Homecare Workforce – Challenges and Solutions
    • Jul 28 - 10:00 A.M. - Public Hearing
      To Solicit Testimony on Voting Experiences and Issues from Voters in New York City