Assemblymember Hunter Named Chair of Banks Committee

Assemblymember Pamela Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie appointed her as Chair of the Assembly Banks Committee.

"While the banking environment has changed significantly with the wider adoption of cryptocurrencies and the legalization of cannabis, I look forward to taking on these challenges as Chair of the Assembly Banks Committee,” said Hunter. “As a member of the Insurance Committee, I’ve worked with the state Department of Financial Services (DFS), industry representatives and our communities on financial issues. Many of our communities are underserved by limited branch hours and access. I’ll work with my colleagues and the many stakeholders within this space to make our banks more accessible and turn these new challenges into opportunities."

Since Assemblymember Hunter was first elected to the New York State Assembly, she has sponsored and co-sponsored numerous pieces of legislation that protected consumers, supported small businesses, improved employment opportunities and lifted people out of poverty. She will continue to champion these issues and provide a larger voice to the constituents of the 128th Assembly District as Chair.