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January 2022

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie

I am saddened to learn of the passing of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. He was a fighter for his constituents and his work to rebuild lower Manhattan after the terrible events of 9/11 will never be forgotten. I will remember Shelly for his many...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Ensure New Yorkers Can Vote Absentee During Ongoing Pandemic

Speaker Carl Heastie, Election Law Committee Chair Latrice Walker and Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz today announced the Assembly has passed legislation that would allow New Yorkers to vote by absentee ballot if there is a risk of contracting or spreading...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Ensure Rape Survivors Receive Justice

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Catalina Cruz today announced the Assembly has passed legislation to redefine the state’s rape statutes to ensure that victims of nonconsensual sexual conduct are able to seek more appropriate justice.“For...

Legislature Announces 2022 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing Schedule

Senate Finance Committee Chair Liz Krueger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair, Helene E. Weinstein today announced the Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23 Executive Budget Proposal.These hearings, each of which...

Speaker Heastie Announces Assemblymember Zebrowski Appointed Temporary Co-Chair of LATFOR

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that Assemblymember Kenneth Zebrowski has been appointed to be the temporary co-chair of the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR).“The results of reapportionment will determine...

Speaker Heastie Statement on the State of the State Address

I am proud that Governor Hochul returned the State of the State address to the People’s House.It has been two years since New York became the epicenter of this global health crisis, and – evidenced by my own positive COVID-19 test –...
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Photo as described in caption Photo as described in caption Pictured in the first photo with Speaker Heastie in Cortland (from left to right): REACH Project, Inc. Medical Director Dr. Justine Waldman and Assemblymember Anna Kelles. Pictured in the photo with Speaker Heastie is (from left to right) former Assemblymember Aurelia Greene and Assemblymember Latoya Joyner. Speaker Carl Heastie swears in new Assemblymember Khaleel M. Anderson to represent the 31st AD

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