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Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie

Credible and serious questions have been raised regarding the status of Assemblymember-elect Lester Chang’s eligibility to assume office given the residency requirements for service in the New York State Assembly as established in Article III, §7 of...

Notice of Public Hearing - Student Learning Loss

Speaker Heastie Statement on Election of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to Lead House Democratic Caucus

Congratulations to my friend and former colleague Hakeem Jeffries. A Brooklynite and fellow graduate of New York City Public Schools, Hakeem is an extraordinary leader, a consensus builder and the ultimate team player. Representative Jeffries will also...

Notice of Public Hearing - Home-Based Long-Term Care Services

Notice of Public Hearing - Examining the accuracy and effectiveness of the consumer credit reporting system

Notice of Public Hearing - The future of New York State’s libraries

Notice of Public Hearing - Mental health needs of students at institutions of higher education

Quickstart November 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - Addressing Workforce Shortages

Notice of Public Hearing - Building code enforcement practices

Notice of Public Hearing - The state of primary prevention services in New York State

Speaker Heastie Announces Nominee to Commission on Ethics and Lobbying

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that he intends to nominate attorney Dolly Caraballo to the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government. Caraballo is a managing member of the law firm Caraballo & Mandell, LLC. She is a civil litigator who has...

Speaker Carl Heastie Announces Senior Staff Appointments

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced senior staff appointments. "I am pleased to announce the appointment of new staff members to my leadership team," said Heastie. "As we head into a new session, it is critical that we continue to provide high...

Notice of Public Hearing - Public Assistance Benefits in New York State

Notice of Public Hearing - Complete Streets

Grants Action News - September 2022

Speaker Heastie Continues Annual Statewide Tour with Assemblymember Gunther to Announce $1.7 Million in Assembly Investments in Sullivan and Orange Counties

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Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his annual statewide tour in Sullivan and Orange Counties, joining Assemblymember Aileen Gunther to announce $1 million for public safety in Middletown and Wallkill, and $700,000 for Sullivan County Community College’s...

Notice of Public Hearing - Office for People with Developmental Disabilities' Statewide Comprehensive 5.07 Plan

Speaker Heastie Announces Establishment of Great Lakes Watershed Task Force

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced the creation of a Great Lakes Watershed Task Force to be chaired by Assemblyman Patrick Burke. The task force will examine economic development and environmental issues unique to communities in the Great Lakes watershed....

Speaker Heastie Joins Assemblymember Barrett on Statewide Tour to Announce $1 Million Investment for Construction Technology Center at CGCC

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Speaker Carl Heastie continued his annual statewide tour today, joining Assemblymember Didi Barrett at Columbia-Greene Community College (CGCC) to announce a $1 million investment to expand their Construction Technology Center. “The Assembly Majority...

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour with Assemblymember Jones to Announce $1.3 Million Investment in Plattsburgh YMCA

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Speaker Carl Heastie continued his annual statewide tour today, joining Assemblymember Billy Jones at the site of the future upgraded YMCA facility in Plattsburgh to announce a $1.3 million investment in the project. “The YMCA is a critical resource...

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour, Joining Assemblymember Lupardo to Announce a $1.3 Million Investment in Broome-Tioga BOCES

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Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his annual statewide, joining Assemblymember Donna Lupardo in Binghamton to announce a $1.3 million investment that would enable Broome-Tioga BOCES to develop a trades complex for training heavy equipment operators,...

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour in Mechanicville to Announce $1 Million Investment in Local Community Center

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Speaker Carl Heastie continued his statewide tour today with Assemblymember Carrie Woerner at Mechanicville Elementary School to join kids from Mechanicville Area Community Services Center (MACSC) for ice cream and to announce a $1 million investment...

Speaker Heastie Announces $1.1 Million for Rotterdam Emergency Medical Services on Annual Statewide Tour

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Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his annual statewide tour in Rotterdam, joining Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara to announce $1.1 million in state funding for Rotterdam Emergency Medical Services, Inc. (REMS) and to announce REMS Executive Director...

Speaker Heastie Joins Assemblymember Steck on Statewide Tour to Announce $2 Million Investment in Affordable Senior Housing

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Speaker Carl Heastie continued his annual statewide tour today, joining Assemblymember Phil Steck at Colonie Senior Service Center to announce a $2 million investment that will support the King Thiel II affordable senior housing facility. “This tour...

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour with Assemblymember Burke to Announce Funding for School Safety

Pictured with Speaker Heastie at West Seneca West Senior High School is Assemblymember Burke, West Seneca West Senior High School officials, Orchard Park School officials and local law enforcement.
Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his annual statewide tour by joining Assemblymember Patrick Burke in West Seneca to announce a $1 million investment in school safety for West Seneca and Orchard Park Schools. “Today’s stop on my annual statewide...

Speaker Heastie Announces $3.5 Million in State Funding for the Belle Center and the Hispanic Heritage Cultural Institute of Western New York on Annual Statewide Tour

Pictured with Speaker Heastie at the Belle Center are Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera and representatives of the Belle Center and the Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY.
Speaker Carl Heastie today, on his annual statewide tour, joined Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera to announce $1.5 million in funding for the Hispanic Heritage Cultural Institute of Western New York, as well as $2 million for the Belle Center to allow them...

Speaker Heastie Joins Assemblymember Wallace in Lancaster to Announce Funding for Feasibility Study on New Bike Path

Pictured in photo with Speaker Heastie (left to right) is Assemblymember Wallace and Village of Lancaster Mayor Lynne Ruda.
Speaker Heastie today continued his annual statewide tour, joining Assemblymember Monica Wallace to announce an Assembly investment of $50,000 for a feasibility study to connect existing bike trails between Lancaster and Cheektowaga, along with an additional...

Speaker Heastie Joins Assemblymember Conrad on Summer Tour to Announce $1 Million Assembly Investment in Splash Park in Town of Tonawanda

Pictured in the first photo with Speaker Heastie at Brighton Park is Assemblymember Conrad.
Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his statewide tour by joining Assemblymember Bill Conrad in the Town of Tonawanda to announce a $1 million investment for a new splash park at the Brighton Recreation Complex. “This year’s statewide tour has allowed...

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour, Announcing $1 Million for an Inclusive Playground in Amherst

Pictured with Speaker Heastie at Amherst Town Hall is Assemblymember Karen McMahon and Members of the Amherst Town Board.
Speaker Heastie today continued his annual statewide tour in Erie County, and together with Assemblymember Karen McMahon, announced $1 million in state funding to build an inclusive playground in Amherst Central Park.  “Every child should have a place...

Speaker Heastie Continues Annual Statewide Tour in Oneida County, Announces $1 Million for The House of the Good Shepherd

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Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his statewide tour, joining Assemblymember Marianne Buttenschon to announce $1 million for renovations and expansions for The House of the Good Shepherd, which provides treatment, education and support services to...

Speaker Heastie Continues Annual Statewide Tour in Onondaga County, Announcing $1 Million for New AccessCNY Center to Help Children with Disabilities

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Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his annual statewide tour in Cicero, where he and Assemblymember Al Stirpe announced $1 million in state funds for AccessCNY to build a new center, which will help address the needs of children and young adults with...

Speaker Heastie Announces $1 Million for Perinton Park Skatepark on Annual Statewide Tour

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Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his annual statewide tour in Monroe County, joining Assemblymember Jen Lunsford to announce $1 million in state funding for the construction of a skatepark in Perinton Park. “Every year my tour allows me to visit...

Grants Action News - August 2022

Speaker Heastie Joins Assemblymember Stern to Announce $1 Million Investment in Health Center for Huntington Station

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Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his annual statewide tour, joining Assemblymember Steve Stern at the Dolan Family Health Center in Huntington Station, Long Island to announce a $1 million investment in a new state-of-the-art health center that will...

Statement from Speaker Heastie

In response to Mayor Adam’s request for a special session, we don't think it is necessary. The three types of crimes referenced by the mayor are bail eligible and detention can be sought in family court under current law.

Public Comment Period Open for Speaker Heastie's Nominees to the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the public comment period is open on his intended nominees to the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government. Public comments on the nominations can be submitted here. The public has seven days to comment...

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour on Long Island, Announcing $550,000 to build Special Needs Park in Rockville Centre

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Speaker Heastie today continued his statewide tour, joining Assemblymember Judy Griffin at the Rockville Centre Recreation Center to announce $550,000 to complete Mr. B’s Inclusive playground and make needed infrastructure improvements to the surrounding...

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour on Long Island, Visits Stony Brook Cancer Center

Pictured in the first photo with Speaker Heastie at Stony Brook Cancer Center is (from left to right): Dr. Yusuf Hannun, Assemblymember Steve Englebright, Dr. Harold Paz and Dr. Brian O’Hea.
Speaker Heastie continued his statewide tour today on Long Island with Assemblymember Steve Englebright. The two toured the Stony Brook University Cancer Center (SBCC), which was awarded a $1 million state grant, and met with members of the Gordon Heights...

Speaker Heastie Announces Appointees to Newly Established Legislative Commission on the Future of LIPA

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that he has appointed Assemblymembers Fred W. Thiele, Jr., Stacey Pheffer Amato and Judy Griffin to serve on the Legislative Commission on the Future of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). Assemblymember Theile...

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour in Suffolk County to Announce $1 Million Investment in YMCA in Wyandanch

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Speaker Carl Heastie continued his annual statewide tour today with Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre in the hamlet of Wyandanch on Long Island. Together they visited the future site of the Wyandanch YMCA and announced the Assembly’s $1 million investment...

Notice of Public Hearing - The Role of State Authorities in Renewable Energy Development

Speaker Heastie Announces Nominees to Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that he intends to nominate Robert E. Torres and Leonard B. Austin to the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government. “Mr. Torres and Mr. Austin are experienced jurists that will make them assets on the Commission...

Speaker Heastie Kicks off Annual Statewide Tour in Nassau County, Announced $1 Million for New Ambulance Unit

Pictured with Speaker Heastie is Assemblymember Sillitti, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire and Water District Commissioners Steve Flynn, Brian Morris and Mark Sauvigne, and members of the ambulance unit.
Speaker Carl Heastie kicked off his annual statewide tour today in Nassau County with Assemblymember Gina Sillitti. Together they visited property owned by the Manhasset-Lakeville Water and Fire District, where Speaker Heastie and Assemblymember Sillitti...

Grants Action News - July 2022

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Equality Amendment

The Supreme Court has failed women and it has failed to protect the rights of Americans. But New York will not. Passing the Equality Amendment is the first step to ensuring that protections for women’s reproductive health care and equal rights for all...

Speaker Heastie Statement on Passage of Legislation to Protect New Yorkers from Gun Violence

Today, the Assembly Majority passed legislation to assure New Yorkers that despite the dangerous and disturbing decision by the Supreme Court to dismantle our more than 100-year-old sensible concealed carry law, we will not accept tragedies like the racist...

Speaker Heastie Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Nearly 50 Years of Precedent of Roe v. Wade

This is a horrifying step backwards for our country, and an attack on women, their bodily autonomy and their ability to make potentially lifesaving health care decisions. For years when the Assembly Majority fought to pass the Reproductive Health Act,...

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Supreme Court Decision to Severely Limit States Rights to Prohibit Carrying Guns in Public

Today’s Supreme Court decision is a devastating blow to Americans across the country who are tired of living in constant fear of gun violence. Like every constitutional right, the right to keep and bear arms is not absolute. This Supreme Court appears...

Speaker Heastie Statement on Build Public Renewables Act

The Assembly Majority has long championed environmental issues to ensure a cleaner future for our residents. This session alone we took the lead on passing a new Environmental Quality Bond Act, enacting a landmark first-in-the-nation crypto mining moratorium...
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