“This is a new chapter where young people can recover from past wrongs without forfeiting their futures.”
-- Speaker Carl E. Heastie
SFY 2017-18 Budget Includes Six Year Plan to Improve Public Defense Services Statewide
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the SFY 2017-18 Budget includes a six year plan to increase the state's investment in public defense legal services to ensure that all New Yorkers have equal access to quality representation. "This...
Speaker Heastie Statement on Raise the Age Legislation
It is unfortunate that Republican Senators have chosen to engage in a misinformation campaign about the intent of the Raise the Age proposal that has been a part of this year's budget negotiations. From the very beginning, I have very clearly stated...
Assembly Budget to Include Funding to Raise the Age of Criminal Responsibility
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Codes Committee Chair Joseph Lentol today announced that the Assembly's SFY 2017-18 Budget includes funding for vital criminal justice reforms, including legislation to raise the age of adult criminal responsibility for...
Assembly Releases $153.8 Billion Spending Plan That Invests in New York Families
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Herman D. Farrell, Jr. today announced the Assembly's 2017-18 Families First budget proposal of $153.8 billion. The proposal would restore fairness to our tax structure, ensure that...
Appreciation for the Assembly Majority
Dear Assembly Speaker Heastie,
As members of the Raise the Age NY Campaign, we write to thank you for making Raise the Age a priority in the state budget and for passing legislation that raises the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18. This long-awaited reform will improve the lives of thousands of youth, increase public safety for all New Yorkers, and make New York's judicial system more fair and just for youth...Read the Full Thank You