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Since its creation in 1777, the state Assembly has helped shape history, often leading the way with progressive action and reform. On February 3, 2015 the New York State Assembly continued making history by electing New York's first African American Assembly Speaker. I am deeply proud of this honor.

The Assembly is known as the "People's House" in New York. Here, we work every day to help improve the lives of all New...

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Speaker Heastie Statement on Robb Elementary School Shooting

I am absolutely devastated to learn that another mass shooting has occurred in this country.We have been here too many times before. Less than a week ago, we gathered to memorialize the people shot at a grocery store in Buffalo.Our nation is yet again...

Assembly Passes the Adult Survivors Act

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal today announced the Assembly passed the Adult Survivors Act to ensure that adult survivors of sexual assault who were previously time barred from civil action are able seek justice in court (A.648-A,...

Speaker Heastie Statement on Illinois House Speaker Welch's Visit to Albany

Tomorrow, my Assembly Majority colleagues and I will have the pleasure of welcoming my friend and counterpart from Illinois, Speaker Emanuel Chris Welch, to the People’s House in Albany. Speaker Welch will also be joined by Illinois House Representatives...

Notice of Public Hearing - A Pause to Review: The Ongoing Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Insurance in New York

Notice of Public Hearing - The impact of alternative placement options for foster care youth.

Assembly to Pass Legislative Package in Observance of Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day

Speaker Carl Heastie and People with Disabilities Committee Chair Thomas J. Abinanti today announced that the Assembly will pass a package of bills that would improve the lives of New Yorkers with disabilities, including giving them better access to services,...

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Leaked Supreme Court Ruling to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Reports that the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to dismantle the rights of women and undermine nearly 50 years of precedent established by Roe v. Wade are deeply disturbing. If these reports are true, it would mark a tremendous step backward for our country...

Grants Action News - May 2022

Assembly Passes Legislation to Celebrate Earth Day, Reduce Emissions in New York State and Support Conservation Efforts

Speaker Carl Heastie and Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Steve Englebright today announced that the Assembly this week passed a package of legislation in honor of Earth Day, including a resolution celebrating the 52nd Earth Day and legislation...

Notice of Public Hearing - All-Electric Buildings

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