Press Releases

July 2019

Speaker Heastie Continues 2019 Statewide Tour in Nassau County

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Passing of 32BJ SEIU President Héctor Figueroa

Speaker Heastie Joins Assemblymember Jacobson In the Hudson Valley

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Green Light Law

Assembly Fulfills Bold Progressive Agenda During 2019 Legislative Session

June 2019

Speaker Heastie Statement Celebrating NYC Pride and Stonewall 50

Speaker Heastie Statement on Supreme Court Census Question Ruling

Speaker Heastie Kicks off Fourth Statewide Tour in the North Country

Assembly Passes Legislation to Decriminalize Marijuana

Joint Statement From Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins And Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie

Assembly Passes Additional Legislation to Ensure Limousine Safety

Assembly Passes Legislation to Enable Adoptees to Access Birth Certificate

Statement Regarding the Child-Parent Security Act

Assembly Passes Legislation Ensuring Pregnant Women Receive Information Critical to Their Health & the Health of Their Child

Assembly Passes Legislation to Reform New York State's MWBE Program

Assembly Passes Climate Leadership And Community Protection Act

Assembly Passes Sweeping Reforms to Protect New Yorkers from Workplace Harassment

Assembly Passes Legislation Making Childcare Costs a Legitimate Campaign Expense

Assembly Passes Legislation to Enable Sexual Assault Survivors to Seek Justice

Assembly Passes Legislation to End the Use of Gay and Trans Panic Defenses

Assembly Passes Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act

Assembly Passes Legislation to Help Workers Recover Stolen Wages

Assembly Passes Historic Affordable Housing Protections to Bring Stability to Tenants Across New York State

Advocates and Leaders Applaud Historic Affordable Housing Legislation

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect New Yorkers from Dangerous, Preventable Diseases

Assembly Passes Driver's License Access and Privacy Act #GreenLightNY

Statement from Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Historic Affordable Housing Legislation

Assembly Passes Legislation to End Discriminatory Pricing for Gendered Goods

Assembly Passes Legislation to Ensure Car Wash Workers are Paid Minimum Wage

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Marcos Crespo Statement on Access to Drivers Licenses for all New Yorkers

Joint Statement from Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Tenant Protections

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect Internet Neutrality in New York State

Assembly Passes Measure to Prohibit Cat Declawing

Assembly Passes Brianna's Law to Require Boating Safety & Make New York's Waterways a Safer Place

Speaker Carl Heastie's Keynote Address at Baruch College 2019 Commencement Ceremony

May 2019

Joint Statement From Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie

Assembly Passes Legislative Package in Observance of Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day

Assembly Passes Measure to Ban Undetectable Firearms

Assembly Passes Legislation to Increase Access to Problem-Solving Courts

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect and Support Victims of Domestic Violence in New York State

April 2019

Assembly to Pass Legislation to Safeguard the Environment and Public Health in Honor of Earth Day

Assembly Marks National Crime Victims Week with Passage of Legislation to Protect and Support Crime Victims

Assembly Continues Fighting to Protect Tenants and Strengthen Rent Regulation in New York

Assembly Announces Approval SFY 2019-20 Budget Includes Funding for Critical Human Services

SFY 2019-20 Budget Includes Funding To Implement Election Reforms

SFY 2019-20 Budget Provides Critical Health Funding

SFY 2019-20 Budget to Include Further Investments for Higher Education in New York State

Approved SFY 2019-20 Budget Includes $27.86 Billion in School Aid

SFY 19-20 Budget Includes Critical Criminal Justice Reform Legislation and Funding

Speaker Heastie Statement on the SFY 2019-20 Enacted Budget

March 2019

Approved SFY 2019-20 Budget Includes $27 Million For the Jose Peralta New York State DREAM Act

Approved SFY 2019-20 Spending Plan Includes Critical Measure to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect Tenants From Unscrupulous Landlords

Assembly and Senate Announce Joint Budget Subcommittee Schedule

Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Carl Heastie Announce Agreement on Budget Conference Committee Table Targets

Assembly Passes Legislation to Establish a Maternal Mortality Review Board

Assembly Passes Life-Saving School Zone Speed Camera Legislation for New York City and Buffalo

Assembly Passes Bill to Install Safety Cameras on School Buses

Speaker Carl Heastie Outlines Budget Priorities At General Budget Conference Committee

Assembly and Senate Announce General Conference Committee Appointments

Assembly's SFY 2019-20 Budget Includes Critical Funding for Statewide Environmental Protection Programs

Assembly and Senate Announce General Conference Committee

Assembly SFY 2019-20 Budget Includes $28.4 Billion in School Aid

Assembly SFY 2019-20 Budget Restores Critical Health Funding

Assembly One-House Budget Invests $18.2 Billion in Higher Education, Including Increased Funding for Opportunity Programs

Assembly 2019-20 Budget Includes Funding to Combat Gang Violence and Invests in Programs to Help New Yorkers Navigate the Criminal Justice System

Assembly Budget Includes Critical Aid to Assist Localities

Assembly Announces SFY 2019-20 Spending Plan for Essential Human Services

Assembly Budget Includes Critical Funding to Implement Election Reforms

Assembly Budget Makes Critical Investments in Affordable Housing

Assembly Budget Makes $12.8 Billion Investment In Transportation Infrastructure Across New York State

Assembly Releases $175.6 Billion Spending Plan

Assembly Passes Legislation Enhancing Openness and Accountability in Government During Sunshine Week

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Passing Of Former Assembly Speaker Mel Miller

Assembly to Pass Legislation to Lower Blood Lead Level Threshold Standard for Children

Assembly to Pass Legislation to Raise Purchasing Age for Tobacco Products and E-cigs to 21

Legislature Re-elects Four Members to Board of Regents

Assembly Passes Legislation Requiring Safe Storage of Guns

Assembly Passes the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act

New York State Senate and Assembly Statement Regarding Revenue Consensus

February 2019

Assembly Passes Legislation Criminalizing Revenge Porn

Assembly to Pass Legislation to Protect New Yorker's Rights

Speaker Heastie and Majority Leader Peoples-Stokes Announce Aspire to Inspire Initiative

Assembly Passes Measure to Provide Insurance Coverage for Eating Disorders

Assembly Announces Passage of the Equal Rights Amendment

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Appointment of Félix V. Matos Rodríguez as Chancellor of the City University of New York

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes & State-Federal Relations Chair Nily Rozic Discuss Housing & Transit Infrastructure, and Changes to Federal Tax Law With N.Y. Congressional Delegation

Assembly to Pass Legislation Banning Offshore Drilling on New York's Coasts

January 2019

Assembly to Pass Common Sense Legislation To Protect New Yorkers from Gun Violence

Assembly to Pass the Child Victims Act

Stewart-Cousins and Heastie Announce Joint Legislative Schedule For Adopting SFY 2019-20 Budget

Speaker Heastie Remembers the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Assembly Passes Legislation to Reform Teacher Evaluation Requirements

Assembly Announces Intent to Pass Jose Peralta New York State DREAM Act

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect Women's Reproductive Rights and Ensure Access to Family Planning

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Statement on Tackling Sexual Harassment in New York

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Southern District of New York's Ruling Against Trump Administration's Census Citizenship Question

Legislature Announces Joint Budget Hearing Schedule

Assembly Passes Legislation to Allow the Extension of Property Tax Deadlines for Furloughed Federal Workers in New York

Assembly Passes GENDA and Legislation to Ban Conversion Therapy

Assembly Passes Legislation to Reform New York's Electoral Process, Making it Easier for New Yorkers to Vote

The Remarks of Speaker Carl E. Heastie Opening the 242nd Legislative Session

Speaker Heastie Statement on Assembly Majority's Agenda: The Legislation We Have Championed for Years is Finally Within Reach

Speaker Heastie Statement on Swearing In of Attorney General Tish James

Speaker Heastie Statement on Minimum Wage Increase

December 2018

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Passing of Former Assembly Majority Leader Daniel B. Walsh

Speaker Heastie Announces Leadership Positions and Committee Chairs for 2019 Legislative Session

Speaker Carl Heastie Appoints Assemblymember Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes Majority Leader

Assembly Majority Selects Heastie as Speaker

Speaker Statement on Report from New York State Compensation Committee

November 2018

Speaker Statement on the Passing of Senator Jose Peralta

Next Steps: Continuing an Agenda to Put New York's Families First

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie Welcoming New Members of Assembly Majority

Speaker Heastie Statement on Democrats Taking Back the House

Speaker Heastie Congratulates Tish James on Election to Attorney General

Speaker Heastie Congratulates Governor Andrew Cuomo, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli on Re-Election

October 2018

Speaker Heastie Statement on Confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

September 2018

Speaker Heastie Statement on the One Year Anniversary of Hurricane Maria

Statement from Speaker Heastie on President Trump's Remarks on the Death Toll in Puerto Rico

Speaker Heastie Announces $400 Million in Smart Schools Funding To Move NYC Students Out of Trailers

August 2018

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour in Western NY

Speaker Heastie Appoints New Member To Joint Commission on Public Ethics

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Nick Perry Statement on Prosecutorial Accountability

Speaker Heastie Continues Annual Statewide Tour With Two Stops in Syracuse

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour in Franklin County

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Death Penalty

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour in Long Island

Speaker Heastie Visits Long Island's South Shore

July 2018

Speaker Heastie Tours Long Island's Nassau County

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour by Visiting Youth Participating in Summer Program

Speaker Heastie Tours the Hudson Valley

The Assembly Continues to Lead on Progressive Issues in New York

Statement From Speaker Heastie

Speaker Heastie's Annual Statewide Tour Continues in Jefferson County

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie: New Yorkers need us To take the Lead Once Again

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Tragic Death of New York State Trooper Nicholas Clark

June 2018

Speaker Heastie Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Against Public Worker Unions

Assembly Passes Legislation to Add Bereavement to Paid Family Leave

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect Consumers from Exploitative Ticket Reselling Practices

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect New Yorker's Personal Information From Being Collected or Sold Without Consent

Speaker Heastie Statement Calling on President Trump to End Cruel Policy of Separating Migrant Children from their Families

Assembly Passes Brianna's Law to Improve Boating Safety

Assembly Passes Bill to Protect Net Neutrality, Equal Access to the Internet in New York State

Assembly Passes Bill to Promote Prosecutorial Accountability

Assembly Passes Legislation to Move up MTA Five-Year Capital Plan Submission Date

Assembly Passes Legislation to Encourage Investments in Solar Energy & Energy Storage

Assembly Passes New York Health Act

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect Victims of Human Trafficking and Bring Perpetrators Of Sex Trafficking of a Child to Justice

Assembly Passes Legislation to Establish Extreme Risk Protection Orders

Assembly Passes Legislation to Provide Feminine Hygiene Products To Women in Correctional Facilities

Assembly Continues Fight for Criminal Justice Reform

Assembly Passes Legislation to Bring Equity to the Criminal Justice System

Speaker Heastie Statement on Admissions System to New York City's Specialized High Schools

Statements from Speaker Heastie and Assemblymembers Kenneth Zebrowski and James Skoufis Regarding Senate Override of Governor's Veto

Assembly Passes Legislation Establishing Discrimination Prevention and Training Policies

May 2018

Assembly Passes Legislative Package in Observance of Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day

Statement from Speaker Heastie on the Passing of Herman "Denny" Farrell, Jr.

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Regional Tour on Long Island

Speaker Heastie Statement on Attorney General Barbara Underwood

Legislative Leaders Announce Joint Session

Speaker Heastie Statement on the School Shooting in Santa Fe, Texas

Assembly Speaker Heastie Kicks off Third Statewide Tour in Schenectady

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect Tenants And Strengthen Rent Regulations

Legislature Releases Resumes and Cover Letters Submitted by Applicants for Office of Attorney General

Interview Schedule of Candidates for Attorney General

Legislature Releases List of Candidates for Attorney General

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Passing of Dr. Beatrice Castiglia Catullo, RN

Legislature Announces Details of Attorney General Screening Process

The Remarks of Speaker Carl E. Heastie - 66th Annual West Point Day

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Announces Plans for Attorney General Interview Process

Assembly Passes Legislative Package to Support & Protect Survivors of Domestic Violence

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect Transgender New Yorkers from Discrimination

Speaker Heastie Announces Third Statewide Tour To Begin this Month

Assembly Passes Legislation to Overhaul Teacher Evaluations

Assembly Passes Legislation to Bring Justice to Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Assembly Passes Measure to Ensure Fair Wages on Public Construction Projects

Assembly Passes Legislation to Eliminate the Use of Gendered Language for Police Officers and Firefighters In New York State Law

April 2018

Assembly Passes Measure to Prohibit Conversion Therapy for Minors

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie Welcoming New Members of Assembly Majority

Speaker Heastie Announces Legislation to Overhaul Teacher Evaluations

Assembly Passes Earth Day Legislative Package to Safeguard the Environment and Public Health

Assembly Passes Comprehensive Package of Legislation to Protect and Support Crime Victims

Assembly Passes Legislative Package to Expand Voting Opportunities for New Yorkers

Assembly Passes Legislation to Close the Pay Gap In New York State, to Ensure Women Receive Equal Pay for Equal Work

Statement from Speaker Heastie on the Passing of Assemblymember Frank Skartados

2018-19 State Budget Encourages Private Investment in Affordable Housing

SFY 2018-19 Budget Keeps Guns Out of the Hands of Domestic Abusers

Approved SFY 2018-19 Budget to Include Anti-Sexual Harassment Measures

Enacted Budget Promotes Statewide Transit Sustainability Solutions

SFY 2018-19 Budget Makes Critical Investments in Services and Resources for Seniors

Approved SFY 2018-19 Budget Includes $26.7 Billion in School Aid

Approved SFY 2018-19 Budget to Include Critical Human Services Funding

Enacted Budget Expands Paths to Higher Education

March 2018

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie on Passage of 2018-19 Budget

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie on Budget Negotiations

Assembly and Senate Announce Joint Budget Subcommittees Meeting Schedule

Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement on Budget Conference Committee Table Targets

Speaker Carl Heastie Statement on Passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Assembly's SFY 2018-19 Budget Includes Critical Criminal Justice Reform Legislation and Funding

Assembly 2018-19 Spending Plan Includes Legislation to Confront Sexual Harassment

Assembly Budget Makes Critical Investments in Services and Resources for Seniors

Assembly Observes Sunshine Week with Passage of Bills to Expand State's Freedom of Information Laws

Assembly and Senate Announce General Conference Committee Appointments

Assembly Budget Proposal Includes Child Victims Act

Assembly Budget Makes $10.5 Billion Investment in Transportation And Promotes Comprehensive Transit Sustainability Solutions Across the State of New York

Assembly One-House Budget Invests in Public Health and Dedicates Funding for Community Health Providers

Speaker Heastie and Encon Chair Englebright Announce $300 million for Environmental Protection Fund in Assembly SFY 2018-2019 Budget

Statement from Speaker Heastie - New York State Assembly Stands in Support to Honor Lives Lost at Stoneman Douglas High School

Assembly Announces Passage of Legislation to Protect Women's Reproductive Rights and Ensure Access to Options for Family Planning

Assembly SFY 2018-19 Budget Includes $36.5 Billion in School Aid

Legislature Re-elects Chancellor Rosa and Regent Chin to Board of Regents

Assembly SFY 2018-19 Budget Includes Funding for Critical Human Services

Assembly One-House Budget Delivers on Road to Success Promise

Assembly Releases $170 Billion Spending Plan

Assembly Passes Legislation To Expedite Critical NYCHA Repairs

Assembly Intends to Pass Package of Common Sense Gun Legislation To Protect New Yorkers from Gun Violence

Press Conference Announcing Assembly Majority Action on Gun Safety

February 2018

Assembly Announces Passage of Democracy Protection Act To Bring Greater Transparency to Digital Political Advertisements

Speaker Heastie Statement on New York State Sheriffs' Association Proposal to Bring Armed Guards into New York State Schools

Speaker Heastie Convenes Workgroup to Address Sexual Harassment

Assembly Majority Introduces Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform Package

SFY 2018-19 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Environmental Conservation Is Postponed

Flanagan and Heastie Announce Joint Legislative Schedule For Adopting SFY 2018-2019 Budget

Assembly Passes Legislation to Change Fall 2018 State Primary Date to Ensure All New Yorkers are Able to Vote

Assembly Announces Intent to Pass New York State DREAM Act

January 2018

Assembly Passes Legislation to Provide Legal Remedy For Medical Malpractice For Negligent Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Speaker Heastie and Ways and Means Chair Weinstein Release Assembly's Analysis of 2018-2019 SFY Executive Budget

Speaker Heastie and Assemblymembers Recognize The 45th Anniversary of Landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Decision

Assembly Passes Legislation to Ensure New Yorkers Receive Timely Propane Deliveries during Emergencies

The Remarks of Speaker Carl E. Heastie Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Legislature Announces Joint Budget Hearing Schedule

The Remarks of Speaker Carl E. Heastie - Opening the 241st Legislative Session

Speaker Heastie Statement on City Council Speaker Election

Speaker Heastie Announces Leadership Positions and Committee Chairs for 2018 Legislative Session

December 2017

Speaker Heastie Statement on Implementation of Paid Family Leave and Statewide Wage Increases

Speaker Heastie Statement on Washington's Tax Plan for the Wealthy

Speaker Heastie Statement on Port Authority Attack

Speaker Heastie Statement on U.S. Senate Action to Advance Disastrous Tax Plan

November 2017

Assembly Speaker Heastie Implements Sanctions Against Assemblymember Steven McLaughlin

Speaker Heastie Statement on NYCHA

Statement from Speaker Heastie on New Members of the Assembly

Statement from Speaker Heastie About Shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas

October 2017

Speaker Heastie Statement on Attack in Lower Manhattan

Speaker Heastie Joins Assemblymember Barrett On Tour of FDR Library and Museum

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Calls on House Speaker Paul Ryan to Protect New York Families From Unfair Tax Hikes

Speaker Heastie Joins Assemblymember Skoufis On Tour of Half Day Kindergarten Class

Speaker Heastie Statement on Washington's Decision to Reduce Reproductive Health Options for Women

Speaker Carl Heastie and Ways and Means Chair Helene Weinstein Call on Congressional Delegation to Protect New York's Families from Regressive Federal Tax Reform Plan

September 2017

Speaker Heastie Announces New Leadership Positions and Committee Chairs for 2018 Legislative Session

Speaker Heastie Joins Assemblymember Pellegrino for Tour of Superstorm Sandy Affected Communities

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Appoints Assemblywoman Helene E. Weinstein Chair of Ways and Means Committee

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie on Executive Order Ensuring Fair Treatment of Immigrants

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie and Government Employees Chair Peter Abbate, Jr. On Today's Signing of 9/11 Legislation

Statement from Speaker Heastie

Statement from Speaker Heastie on President Trump's Heartless Decision to End DACA

Statement from Speaker Heastie on Passing of Assemblymember Michael Simanowitz

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to Teach Part Time At Monroe College this Fall

August 2017

Speaker Carl Heastie Convenes Assembly Majority Meeting on Issues Facing MTA

Speaker Heastie and Members of the Assembly Westchester Delegation Announce $13.5 Million in Grant Funding for Bus Rapid Transit from White Plains to Port Chester

Speaker Heastie Statement on Passing of Retired Court of Appeals Judge George Bundy Smith

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Regional Tour in Erie County

Speaker Heastie Tours New York's Plattsburgh Region

July 2017

Statement on President Trump's Reprehensible Comments Regarding Upstate New York

Speaker Heastie Tours the North Country

Speaker Heastie Makes Second Statewide Tour Stop in Rochester Region

Speaker Heastie Visits Growing Technology Companies In Syracuse on First Stop of Statewide Regional Tour

Speaker Heastie Announces Statewide Regional Tour

Statement from Speaker Carl E. Heastie on the Death of Trooper Joel Davis

Speaker Heastie Responds to Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity's Demand for Voter Data

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Announces Joint Effort with Governor Cuomo to Provide Funding for School Districts to Transition Half-Day Kindergarten Programs to Full Day

Speaker Heastie Statement on Tragic Death of NYPD Officer

June 2017

Speaker Heastie Statement on Shooting at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Speaker Heastie Statement on MTA

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie on Passage of Comprehensive Legislation to Move New York Forward

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie

Assembly Passes Legislation to Fix Loophole in Medical Malpractice Claims for Negligent Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Assembly Strengthens Regulations for Student Loan Servicers

Assembly Passes Bill to Expand Protections for Tenants In Building Foreclosure Proceedings

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect Elders from Physical Abuse and Financial Exploitation

Assembly Passes Bill To Expand School Zone Speed Camera Program in the City of New York

Assembly Passed Legislation to Prohibit Questioning of Salary History

Assembly Approves Legislation to Reduce Access to Guns for Individuals at Risk of Harming Themselves or Others

Assembly Bill Broadens Clean Indoor Air Act To Include E-Cigarettes

Assembly Passes the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Benefits Act

Assembly Passes the New York State Climate and Community Protection Act

Assembly Passes Bill to provide $90 million in Recovery Grants and Tax Relief for Communities Affected by Lake Ontario Flooding

Assembly Passes Legislation to Extend Kendra's Law

Assembly Approves Bill to Close LLC Loophole in State Law to Help Establish a Level Playing Field in Elections

Assembly Passes "Boss Bill" Legislation to Protect Employee Privacy in Reproductive Choice

Speaker Heastie Appoints Two New Members to Joint Commission on Public Ethics

Assembly Passes Legislation to Increase the Age for Marriage Consent

Assembly to Pass Legislation Extending Statute of Limitations for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Assembly Majority Welcomes Newest Member

May 2017

Speaker Heastie Statement on Special Election of Christine Pellegrino

Assembly Passes Legislation to Extend Local Taxes and Incentives

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

Assembly Passes Bill to Apply Smoking Restrictions to Electronic Cigarettes

Assembly to Pass New York Health Act Today Single Payer System Guarantees Health Coverage for all New Yorkers

Assembly to Pass Legislative Package to Expand Voting Opportunities

Assembly Passes Legislative Package to Prevent Domestic Violence and Support Survivors

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie on American Health Care Act Vote

Assembly Honors West Point Cadets and Commemorates New York State's More Than 200 Year Connection to the U. S. Military Academy

Assembly Passes Legislative Package to Support and Protect Crime Victims

April 2017

Advocates Celebrate Criminal Justice Legislative Victories

Assembly Passes Legislative Package Commemorating Earth Day 2017

Speaker Carl Heastie Statement on the Passing of State Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam

SFY 2017-18 Budget Includes Six Year Plan to Improve Public Defense Services Statewide

SFY 2017-18 Approved Spending Plan Includes Funding to Increase Wages for Direct Care Workers

Approved SFY 2017-18 Budget Includes Five Year $2.5 Billion Affordable and Supportive Housing Program Spending Plan

Speaker Heastie Statement on SFY 2017-18 Budget Agreement

New York Raises the Age of Adult Criminal Responsibility

Speaker Heastie and Agriculture Chair Magee Announce $10 million for Animal Shelter and Local Fair Capital Funding In 2017-2018 SFY Budget

Speaker Heastie Announces $300 Million Included in 2017-2018 SFY Budget to Boost Significantly Funding for Transportation Infrastructure Programs

Assembly Secures $2.5 Billion in Water Quality Improvement Funding in 2017-2018 SFY Budget

Assembly Passes Pay Equity Package to Close the Pay Gap

Speaker Heastie Statement on Budget Extender

Speaker Heastie Statement on Raise the Age Legislation

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie Regarding the New York State Budget

March 2017

Assembly Passes Legislation to Ban Conversion Therapy for Minors

Statement from Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and State Senator Jamaal Bailey Regarding Resignation of Police Officer Richard Haste

Assembly Passes Legislation to Expand Civil Rights Protections Measures Include GENDA and Protections for Religious Attire

Speaker Heastie Calls for Millionaire’s Income Tax Expansion at Rally on Capitol’s Million Dollar Staircase

Speaker Heastie Statement on Repeal and Replacement of the Affordable Care Act and the Collins Amendment

New York State Legislature Elects New Member and Reappoints Two to Board of Regents

Assembly and Senate General Budget Conference Committee Announce Subcommittee Appointments and Schedule

Assembly and Senate Announce General Budget Conference Committee Meeting and Subcommittee Schedule

NYS Assembly 2017-2018 SFY Budget Boosts Funding to Municipal Aid Programs AIM and CHIPS by $50 million More Than Executive's Budget

Assembly Budget Proposal Increases CHIPs Program Funding By $50 Million and Provides State Mass Transit Systems Additional Monies for Capital Funds and Operating Aid

NYS Assembly Budget Proposal Invests $2 Billion in Drinking Water Protection Initiatives and Funds Other Environmental Safeguards

Assembly Budget Invests in Critical Resources and Services for Seniors

Assembly Budget Includes Funding for Vital Human Services

Assembly Budget to Include Funding to Raise the Age of Criminal Responsibility

Assembly Observes National Sunshine Week, Approves Legislation To Improve Public's Access to Government Records

Assembly Budget Proposes More than $26 Billion in School Aid

Assembly Housing Budget Outlines Spending for Supportive and Affordable Housing Development

Assembly One-House Budget Invests $15.7 Billion in Higher Education and Restores College Affordability for New York's Lowest Income Families

Assembly One-House Budget Invests in Public Health and Dedicates Funding for Community Health Providers

Assembly Releases $153.8 Billion Spending Plan That Invests in New York Families

Assembly Budget Proposal to Include Tax Cuts for Small Businesses and Greater Incentives for Excelsior Jobs Program

February 2017

Press Conference Announcing Passing of Criminal Justice Reform Package

Assembly to Deliver Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform

Flanagan and Heastie Announce Joint Legislative Schedule For Adopting SFY 2017-2018 Budget

Speaker Heastie Statement on Passage of Moratorium On New York City Carryout Bag Fee

Press Conference Announcing Impending Passage Of “The New York State Liberty Act”

Assembly to Pass New York State Liberty Act & DREAM Act

Statement from Speaker Heastie on Postponing Implementation of Fee on Carryout Bags

January 2017

Legislature to Reinforce Commitment to Ethics Reform by Stripping Corrupt Public Officials of Pension Benefits & Regulating Outside Income for Legislators

Assembly Proposes Progressive Tax Structure

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Francisco Moya on President Trump's Immigration and Border Control Plan

Legislature Announces Joint Budget Hearing Schedule

The Remarks of Speaker Carl E. Heastie - Press Conference Announcing Assembly’s Intent to Pass Legislation to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Services

Assembly to Pass Legislation Protecting Women's Reproductive Health Rights and Access to Affordable Family Planning

Speaker Heastie Announces Most Comprehensive Legislative Research Database Ever to be Available Free to the Public

Speaker Heastie Announces Leadership Positions and Committee Chairs for 2017-2018 Legislative Session

The Remarks of Speaker Carl E. Heastie - Opening the 240th Legislative Session

December 2016

2016 NYS Assembly Significant Legislation

Assembly Majority Selects Heastie to Continue as Speaker

November 2016

Statement from Speaker Heastie

Statement from Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie

Statement from Speaker Heastie on 421-a and Housing MOU Proposals

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie Announcing New Members of Growing Majority

October 2016

Speaker Heastie Joins Assembly Buffalo Delegation to Announce $5 Million in State Funding for Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Statement from Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on the Passing of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson

Speaker Heastie Calls on Commission on Compensation to Raise Legislators' Pay

September 2016

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie Regarding Commission on Compensation

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie

Speaker Carl Heastie Statement on Passing of Assemblymember Bill Nojay

August 2016

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie on the re-election of Mario Cilento as President of the New York State AFL-CIO

Speaker Carl Heastie: Assembly's Comprehensive Housing Plan Addresses Diverse Needs

Mayor De Blasio, Speaker Heastie Announce State-of-the-Art Recreational Facility Coming to Edenwald

July 2016

Statement from Speaker Carl E. Heastie on New Grant Opportunities to Implement My Brother's Keeper

Statement from Speaker Heastie

Assembly to Hold Water Quality Hearings

June 2016

Speaker Heastie Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Services

Statement from Speaker Heastie on SCOTUS Immigration Ruling

Assembly Passes Major Overhaul of Election Process

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie on SCOTUS Action Preserving State Assault Weapons Bans

Assembly Approves Bill to Establish Mandatory Testing for Lead in School Drinking Water

Assembly Announces Passage of Legislation to Combat Neighborhood Blight and "Zombie" Homes in New York State

State Legislature Passes Measure to Address Disparities in New York's Justice System

Assembly Passes Measure to Criminalize Ticket "Bots"

Assembly Passes Several Measures to Protect New Yorkers' Rights in Consumer Contracts

Speaker Heastie and Energy Committee Chair Paulin Announce Assembly's Approval of Bill to Incentivize Clean Vehicle Charging

Assembly Passes Measure to Ban Indoor E-cigarette Use

Assembly Passes Bill to Set Workload Standards for Child Protective Service Workers

Assembly Passes Bill to Seal Records for Marijuana Misdemeanor Convictions

NYS Assembly Approves Bill to Institute Independent Oversight of State Corrections System, Establishes the Office of Correctional Ombudsman

Assembly Passes Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act

Opening Session in Remembrance of the Victims of the Orlando Attack

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie on Orlando Attack

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie on Ethics Reform

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect Women's Reproductive Rights

Assembly Passes the New York State DREAM Act

Assembly Passes Legislation to Address Disparities in New York's Justice System

Assembly Passes "New York State Climate and Community Protection Act" to Enhance Anti-Climate Change Efforts

May 2016

Assembly Passes Measure to Help Victims of Wage Theft Collect Their Owed Wages

Assembly Passes Legislation to Combat Zombie Homes in New York State

Assembly Passes Measure to Extend the Military Service Retirement Credit to all Veterans

Assembly Passes Bill Extending Mayoral Control of New York City Schools

Assembly Passes Legislative Package in Observance of Annual Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day

Assembly Passes Legislation to Ban Conversion Therapy for Minors

Assembly Approves Bill to Ban Medicine Price Gouging

Assembly Bill Strengthens Ratepayers Voices with Creation of Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate

The Remarks of Speaker Carl E. Heastie - 2016 New York State Police Officers Memorial

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect Transgender New Yorkers from Discrimination

The Remarks of Speaker Carl E. Heastie - West Point Day

NYS Assembly Approves Environmental Legislative Package as Part of House's 2016 Annual Earth Day Commemoration

Assembly Passes Legislative Package to Strengthen Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors

Assembly Majority Welcomes Two New Members

April 2016

Speaker Heastie Statement on Earth Day

Assembly Approves Legislation to Support and Protect Crime Victims in Observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week

Assembly Continues Push to Level the Playing Field by Passing Pay Equity Bills

Speaker Heastie Announces SFY 2016-17 Budget Details Supporting Working New York Families

Speaker Heastie and Education Chair Nolan Announce Details of Education Funding in SFY 2016-17 Budget

Speaker Heastie Releases Details on Major State Transportation Funding Commitments in 2016-2017 SFY Budget Agreement of More Than $50 Billion for DOT & MTA Capital Plans Including $950 Million in Additional Funds For MTA Second Avenue Subway

Speaker Heastie: State Budget Helps New Yorkers Climb the Ladder of Economic Opportunity

SFY 2016-17 Enacted Budget Raises the Minimum Wage and Delivers Paid Family Leave to Support Workers and their Families

Speaker Heastie Announces $200 Million Increase to NYS Water Infrastructure Improvement Grant Program

Approved SFY 2016-2017 State Budget Includes Funding to Combat the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Speaker Heastie and Environmental Chair Englebright Announce the 2016-17 SFY Budget includes More Than $500 Million to Protect Environment, Ensure Safe Drinking Water and Support Clean Air

March 2016

Legislative Leaders Convene General Conference Committee Continuing Legislature's Work Towards a 2016-17 SFY Budget

Assembly and Senate Announce General Conference Committee Meeting & Budget Subcommittee Schedule

The Remarks of Speaker Carl E. Heastie - Opening Session Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Belgium

Assembly Passes Disaster Relief Legislation

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie and Education Chair Cathy Nolan on Election of Dr. Betty Rosa as Chancellor and Andrew Brown as Vice Chancellor of Board of Regents

Assembly to Implement Workgroup Recommendations to Strengthen Operations and Promote Transparency

Assembly Approves Sunshine Legislation to Provide Public With Greater Access and Disclosure to Government Records

Heastie and Flanagan Convened 2016-17 General Conference Committee, Beginning the Legislature’s Joint Deliberations on the Budget

Assembly and Senate Announce General Conference Committee Appointments

Assembly Passes Legislation to Exempt Feminine Hygiene Products from State Sales Tax

Speaker Heastie Statement on Passage of Ethics Reform Legislation

Senate Majority Leader Flanagan, Assembly Speaker Heastie and Other Legislative Leaders to Hold 2016 General Budget Conference Committee Meeting

Assembly Releases $156.7 Billion Spending Plan That Invests in New York Families

Assembly Budget Proposal Provides Necessary Funding for Social Services Programs

Assembly Budget Provides More than $32 Million to Address Climate Change, Providing Funding for Preventative Measures and Nature-Based Solutions

Speaker Heastie Announces Ethics Reform Package Aimed at Restoring Public Trust

Speaker Heastie, Transportation Chair Gantt and Corporations, Authorities & Commissions Chair Brennan Announce Major Funding For State's Transportation Infrastructure in Assembly Budget

Assembly's Budget Proposal Delivers Affordable Housing and Homelessness Relief

Assembly Spending Plan Commits $2.1 Billion to Education

Assembly Budget Boosts Child Care Support for Working Families

Assembly Budget Makes $1.7 Billion Multi-Year Investment in Higher Education for New York's Students

Assembly Introduces Bill to Shine Greater Light on Lobbyists

Assembly Speaker Heastie Implements Sanctions Against Assemblymember Angela Wozniak

Assembly's Budget Proposal to Include $2 Million in Additional Funding for Senior Communities

New York State Legislature Elects Three New Members to the Board of Regents

Assembly Budget Proposal Includes $30 Million to Combat Heroin Epidemic

February 2016

Speaker Heastie and Ways and Means Chair Farrell Release Assembly's Annual State Economic and Revenue Report

The Remarks of Speaker Carl E. Heastie - Statement in Memoriam for Assemblymember Barbara M. Clark

SFY 2016-17 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Passing of Assemblymember Barbara M. Clark

Speaker Heastie Statement on Re-Election of Danny Donohue as President of CSEA

Statement from Speaker Heastie Commemorating Lunar New Year

Assembly Approves Bill to Combine New York State Primary With Federal Primary on June 28, 2016

Advocates Voice Support for Assembly Majority's Tax Proposal to Strengthen New York's Working Families

Press Conference Announcing Impending Passage of Paid Family Leave

Assembly Intends to Pass Paid Family Leave Act

Speaker Heastie Announces Assembly Tax Proposal to Strengthen New York's Working Families

January 2016

Speaker Heastie Statement on Paid Family Leave

Speaker Heastie Appoints Anti-Poverty Work Group

Assembly Delivers on Promise to Protect Women's Reproductive Rights

Flanagan and Heastie Announce Joint Legislative Budget Schedule

Speaker Heastie Statement on the 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Statement from Speaker Heastie on Confirmation of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore

Speaker Heastie Statement on the State's Newest Laws to Protect Women and Families

Speaker Heastie Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Legislature Announces Joint Budget Hearing Schedule

Schedule Of Joint Legislative Public Hearings On 2016-2017 Executive Budget Proposal

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Passing of Former Chief Judge Judith Kaye

Family, School, Labor and Other Advocates Voice Support for Assembly Legislative Goals

The Remarks of Speaker Carl E. Heastie - Opening the 239th Legislative Session

Assembly Advances Plans for Electronic Chamber