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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 Continues Annual Statewide Tour with Stops in Rochester and Onondaga County

Pictured in the first photo with Speaker Heastie at the Lexington Avenue Farm is (from left to right) Foodlink Chief Program Officer and City Councilman Mitch Gruber and Assemblymember Sarah Clark
Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his annual statewide tour with stops at Special Touch Bakery and the Lexington Avenue Community Garden in Rochester with Assemblymember Sarah Clark, and the White Pine Commerce Park and the North Syracuse Early Education...

Notice of Public Hearing - Governance of the New York City School District

Notice of Public Hearing - The Role of Local Governments in Accessory Dwelling Unit Siting

Speaker Heastie's Statewide Tour Continues in Buffalo

Speaker Heastie is pictured in the first photo at Fowler’s Chocolates Factory Headquarters.
Speaker Heastie today continued his statewide tour with Assemblymembers William Conrad and Jon Rivera in Buffalo. The trip included a tour of Fowler’s Chocolates Factory Headquarters, tire manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber USA and a stop at the Hispanic...

Notice of Public Hearing - Restructuring the New York State Division of Veterans’ Services (NYSDVS)

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour in Western New York

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Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his annual statewide tour in Western New York with Assemblymembers Jennifer Lunsford and Demond Meeks, taking a walking tour of the village of Fairport and touring Heritage Christian Services in Penfield and East High...

Notice of Public Hearing - Conditions at the Rikers Island Correctional Facility and Other Facilities of the New York City Department of Correction

Speaker Heastie Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the September 11th Attack

Twenty years ago, our nation experienced one of the most devastating attacks in U.S. history that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people.For New Yorkers, the events that unfolded that day shook us to our core and overwhelmed us with a shared sense of grief.In...

Notice of Public Hearing - Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Speaker Heastie Announces Appointment of Adam W. Perry to the Cannabis Control Board

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that he has appointed Adam W. Perry to serve on the Cannabis Control Board.“As we create the mechanisms and regulations around the new legal cannabis industry, it is critical that we have people involved that...
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    Events in September 2021
    • Sep 14 - 10:00 A.M. - Public Hearing
      To evaluate the current workforce challenges of the I/DD service delivery system
    • Sep 20 - 11:00 A.M. - Public Hearing
    • Sep 21 - 10:00 A.M. - Public Hearing
      To Review Elections Administration and Voting Rights in New York State
    • Sep 22 - 10:00 A.M. - Public Hearing
    • Sep 29 - 10:00 A.M. - Public Hearing
      To review the finances and projections of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in the aftermath of COVID-19 and receipt of federal aid, to review the implementation of the Transformation Plan, and to seek updates on major capital projects
    • Sep 30 - 10:00 A.M. - Public Hearing
      To review how school districts are spending Foundation Aid increases and ARP funds