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New York State Assembly Passes Rape is Rape Act, Clearing the Way for Governor Hochul's Signature

New York State Assembly Passes Rape is Rape Act, Clearing the Way for Governor Hochul's Signature Albany, NY - January 29, 2024 - The New York State Assembly passed a key chapter amendment to the Rape is Rape Act today, establishing an updated effective...

Speaker Heastie Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today my colleagues and I in the Assembly Majority passed a resolution commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 79th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. It’s a solemn day, where we remember the horrors committed by the Nazis against...

Assembly Begins Passing Legislative Package to Improve Women's Healthcare and Maternal Health Outcomes on Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Speaker Carl Heastie announced today that the Assembly will begin passing a package of legislation to strengthen reproductive health services and tackle the maternal and infant mortality rise across the state. This package joins a series of legislation...

2024 Yellow Book

Legislature Announces 2024 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing Schedule

Speaker Heastie Announces New Leadership Positions

Speaker Heastie today announced the following leadership appointments: Chair, Labor Harry B. Bronson Chair, Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Al Stirpe Chair, Small Business Carrie Woerner Chair, Libraries...

The Remarks of Speaker Carl E. Heastie - Opening the 247th Legislative Session

January 3, 2024Assembly Chamber_____________________________________[as prepared for delivery] Good morning members, staff and guests. Welcome back to the New York State Assembly Chamber. I’d like to start by wishing everyone a happy and healthy new...

Speaker Heastie Statement on Minimum Wage Increase

No one who works full time should be living in poverty or struggling to put food on the table for their families. This past year in the budget, we fought to give New Yorkers a raise- increasing the minimum wage and ensuring that they won’t be left behind...

Notice of Public Hearing - Meeting the Needs of New York’s Homeless Veterans

Notice of Public Hearing - Assessing the various housing needs across New York State

Notice of Public Hearing - Charitable Gaming

Notice of Public Hearing - Health Care Workforce

New York State Legislature Releases 2024 Legislative Calendar

The New York State Legislature today released the 2024 legislative calendar. The calendar can be found here and attached.

Grants Action News - December 2023

Notice of Public Hearing - Local Government Procurement

Notice of Public Hearing - Human Trafficking

Notice of Public Hearing - New York State Tuition Assistance Program

Speaker Heastie Statement on Diwali Becoming a School Holiday in New York City Public Schools

New York City is a richly diverse area and it’s important we can celebrate and respect that diversity and the faiths of our people. By making Diwali a holiday for our New York City Public Schools, a new generation of children and their teachers have...

Notice of Public Hearing - Examining the impact of extreme weather events on the resiliency of the property and casualty insurance market in New York State

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour in Suffolk County, Announcing $2 Million for Community Organizations

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Speaker Carl Heastie continued his annual statewide tour today, joining Assemblymember Fred Thiele to visit the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center, announcing $250,000 in funding for the center’s outreach efforts and another $1.75 million...

Grants Action News - November 2023

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour in Columbia County, Announcing $3 Million in Funding for Affordable Housing

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Speaker Carl Heastie continued his annual statewide tour today, joining Assemblymember Didi Barrett to announce $3 million in funding to support the construction of affordable housing across Dutchess and Columbia counties.  “The Assembly Majority remains...

Notice of Public Hearing - Packaging Reduction

Notice of Public Hearing - Bottle Bill

Notice of Public Hearing - To examine the impact of artificial intelligence on the current workforce as well as the future work in New York State.

Notice of Public Hearing - To examine library construction aid and the long-term capital needs of libraries

Notice of Public Hearing - The impact and effectiveness of economic development programs funded in the enacted 2023-24 State Budget

Notice of Public Hearing - Partnerships between school districts and colleges and universities

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour in Franklin County, Announcing $3 Million in Funding for Indoor Sports Facility

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Speaker Heastie today continued his statewide tour, joining Assemblymember Billy Jones at the Malone Memorial Recreational Park to announce a new indoor sports facility and $3 million in combined funding from the Assembly Majority to help get the project...

Speaker Heastie Continues Annual Statewide Tour in Peekskill

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Speaker Carl Heastie continued his annual statewide tour today with Assemblymember Dana Levenberg in Peekskill, located in the 95th Assembly District. Together, they took a walking tour, making stops at the Field Library, Iron Vine, Blondery, the Peekskill...

Notice of Public Hearing - Social Adult Day Care Programs

Speaker Carl Heastie Implements Sanctions Against
Assemblymember Danny O'Donnell

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that he is immediately implementing sanctions recommended by the bipartisan Assembly Ethics and Guidance Committee concerning the conduct of Assemblymember Danny O’Donnell. After a full investigation, the...

Speaker Heastie Statement on Lunar New Year Becoming a Holiday in New York State Public Schools

New York State is beautifully diverse, with people from different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds living, working and raising families together. Making Lunar New Year a holiday for our public schools will give thousands of Asian students in...

Speaker Heastie Stops in Monticello on Annual Statewide Tour, Announcing $2 Million for the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center

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Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his annual statewide tour in Monticello, where he and Assemblymember Aileen Gunther visited the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center and announced $2 million in state funds for improvements to the facility. “Our community...

Grants Action News - September 2023

Notice of Public Hearing - Intoxicated and Impaired Driving

Speaker Heastie Continues Annual Statewide Tour with Stops in Tarrytown, Irvington and Dobbs Ferry, Announcing $2.1 Million for Infrastructure Projects

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Speaker Carl Heastie continued his annual statewide tour today with Assemblymember MaryJane Shimsky where they visited the Tarrytown Riverfront in Tarrytown, the “Yesterday” sculpture in Irvington and the Dobbs Ferry Waterfront in Dobbs Ferry. During...

Notice of Public Hearing - The Child Welfare System and the Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse or Maltreatment in New York State

Speaker Heastie and Assemblymember Lunsford Announce $2.5 Million for Humane Society of Greater Rochester's Lollypop Farm

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Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his annual statewide tour in Fairport with Assemblymember Jen Lunsford, where they visited the Humane Society of Greater Rochester’s Lollypop Farm and announced $2.5 million in state funding to continue the expansion...

Speaker Heastie Continues Annual Statewide Tour in Utica, Announcing $3 Million in Funding for Safe Schools Mohawk Valley, First Responders and the Val Bialas Ski Center

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Speaker Carl Heastie continued his annual statewide tour today in Utica with Assemblymember Marianne Buttenschon, where they visited the Safe Schools Mohawk Valley’s youth leadership program and announced $3 million in funding for the school, first...
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