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Speaker Heastie Joins Assemblymember Steck on Statewide Tour to Announce $2 Million Investment in Affordable Senior Housing

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Speaker Carl Heastie continued his annual statewide tour today, joining Assemblymember Phil Steck at Colonie Senior Service Center to announce a $2 million investment that will support the King Thiel II affordable senior housing facility. “This...

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour with Assemblymember Burke to Announce Funding for School Safety

Pictured with Speaker Heastie at West Seneca West Senior High School is Assemblymember Burke, West Seneca West Senior High School officials, Orchard Park School officials and local law enforcement.
Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his annual statewide tour by joining Assemblymember Patrick Burke in West Seneca to announce a $1 million investment in school safety for West Seneca and Orchard Park Schools. “Today’s stop on my annual...

Speaker Heastie Announces $3.5 Million in State Funding for the Belle Center and the Hispanic Heritage Cultural Institute of Western New York on Annual Statewide Tour

Pictured with Speaker Heastie at the Belle Center are Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera and representatives of the Belle Center and the Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY.
Speaker Carl Heastie today, on his annual statewide tour, joined Assemblymember Jon D. Rivera to announce $1.5 million in funding for the Hispanic Heritage Cultural Institute of Western New York, as well as $2 million for the Belle Center to allow them...

Speaker Heastie Joins Assemblymember Wallace in Lancaster to Announce Funding for Feasibility Study on New Bike Path

Pictured in photo with Speaker Heastie (left to right) is Assemblymember Wallace and Village of Lancaster Mayor Lynne Ruda.
Speaker Heastie today continued his annual statewide tour, joining Assemblymember Monica Wallace to announce an Assembly investment of $50,000 for a feasibility study to connect existing bike trails between Lancaster and Cheektowaga, along with an additional...

Speaker Heastie Joins Assemblymember Conrad on Summer Tour to Announce $1 Million Assembly Investment in Splash Park in Town of Tonawanda

Pictured in the first photo with Speaker Heastie at Brighton Park is Assemblymember Conrad.
Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his statewide tour by joining Assemblymember Bill Conrad in the Town of Tonawanda to announce a $1 million investment for a new splash park at the Brighton Recreation Complex. “This year’s statewide tour...

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour, Announcing $1 Million for an Inclusive Playground in Amherst

Pictured with Speaker Heastie at Amherst Town Hall is Assemblymember Karen McMahon and Members of the Amherst Town Board.
Speaker Heastie today continued his annual statewide tour in Erie County, and together with Assemblymember Karen McMahon, announced $1 million in state funding to build an inclusive playground in Amherst Central Park.  “Every child should have...

Speaker Heastie Continues Annual Statewide Tour in Oneida County, Announces $1 Million for The House of the Good Shepherd

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Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his statewide tour, joining Assemblymember Marianne Buttenschon to announce $1 million for renovations and expansions for The House of the Good Shepherd, which provides treatment, education and support services to...

Speaker Heastie Continues Annual Statewide Tour in Onondaga County, Announcing $1 Million for New AccessCNY Center to Help Children with Disabilities

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Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his annual statewide tour in Cicero, where he and Assemblymember Al Stirpe announced $1 million in state funds for AccessCNY to build a new center, which will help address the needs of children and young adults with...

Speaker Heastie Announces $1 Million for Perinton Park Skatepark on Annual Statewide Tour

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Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his annual statewide tour in Monroe County, joining Assemblymember Jen Lunsford to announce $1 million in state funding for the construction of a skatepark in Perinton Park. “Every year my tour allows me to visit...

Grants Action News - August 2022

Speaker Heastie Joins Assemblymember Stern to Announce $1 Million Investment in Health Center for Huntington Station

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Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his annual statewide tour, joining Assemblymember Steve Stern at the Dolan Family Health Center in Huntington Station, Long Island to announce a $1 million investment in a new state-of-the-art health center that will...

Statement from Speaker Heastie

In response to Mayor Adam’s request for a special session, we don't think it is necessary. The three types of crimes referenced by the mayor are bail eligible and detention can be sought in family court under current law.

Public Comment Period Open for Speaker Heastie's Nominees to the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the public comment period is open on his intended nominees to the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government. Public comments on the nominations can be submitted here. The public has seven days to comment...

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour on Long Island, Announcing $550,000 to build Special Needs Park in Rockville Centre

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Speaker Heastie today continued his statewide tour, joining Assemblymember Judy Griffin at the Rockville Centre Recreation Center to announce $550,000 to complete Mr. B’s Inclusive playground and make needed infrastructure improvements to the surrounding...

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour on Long Island, Visits Stony Brook Cancer Center

Pictured in the first photo with Speaker Heastie at Stony Brook Cancer Center is (from left to right): Dr. Yusuf Hannun, Assemblymember Steve Englebright, Dr. Harold Paz and Dr. Brian O’Hea.
Speaker Heastie continued his statewide tour today on Long Island with Assemblymember Steve Englebright. The two toured the Stony Brook University Cancer Center (SBCC), which was awarded a $1 million state grant, and met with members of the Gordon Heights...

Speaker Heastie Announces Appointees to Newly Established Legislative Commission on the Future of LIPA

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that he has appointed Assemblymembers Fred W. Thiele, Jr., Stacey Pheffer Amato and Judy Griffin to serve on the Legislative Commission on the Future of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). Assemblymember Theile...

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour in Suffolk County to Announce $1 Million Investment in YMCA in Wyandanch

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Speaker Carl Heastie continued his annual statewide tour today with Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre in the hamlet of Wyandanch on Long Island. Together they visited the future site of the Wyandanch YMCA and announced the Assembly’s $1 million...

Notice of Public Hearing - The Role of State Authorities in Renewable Energy Development

Speaker Heastie Announces Nominees to Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that he intends to nominate Robert E. Torres and Leonard B. Austin to the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government. “Mr. Torres and Mr. Austin are experienced jurists that will make them assets on the...

Speaker Heastie Kicks off Annual Statewide Tour in Nassau County, Announced $1 Million for New Ambulance Unit

Pictured with Speaker Heastie is Assemblymember Sillitti, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire and Water District Commissioners Steve Flynn, Brian Morris and Mark Sauvigne, and members of the ambulance unit.
Speaker Carl Heastie kicked off his annual statewide tour today in Nassau County with Assemblymember Gina Sillitti. Together they visited property owned by the Manhasset-Lakeville Water and Fire District, where Speaker Heastie and Assemblymember Sillitti...

Grants Action News - July 2022

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Equality Amendment

The Supreme Court has failed women and it has failed to protect the rights of Americans. But New York will not. Passing the Equality Amendment is the first step to ensuring that protections for women’s reproductive health care and equal rights for...

Speaker Heastie Statement on Passage of Legislation to Protect New Yorkers from Gun Violence

Today, the Assembly Majority passed legislation to assure New Yorkers that despite the dangerous and disturbing decision by the Supreme Court to dismantle our more than 100-year-old sensible concealed carry law, we will not accept tragedies like the racist...

Speaker Heastie Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Nearly 50 Years of Precedent of Roe v. Wade

This is a horrifying step backwards for our country, and an attack on women, their bodily autonomy and their ability to make potentially lifesaving health care decisions. For years when the Assembly Majority fought to pass the Reproductive Health Act,...

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Supreme Court Decision to Severely Limit States Rights to Prohibit Carrying Guns in Public

Today’s Supreme Court decision is a devastating blow to Americans across the country who are tired of living in constant fear of gun violence. Like every constitutional right, the right to keep and bear arms is not absolute. This Supreme Court appears...

Speaker Heastie Statement on Build Public Renewables Act

The Assembly Majority has long championed environmental issues to ensure a cleaner future for our residents. This session alone we took the lead on passing a new Environmental Quality Bond Act, enacting a landmark first-in-the-nation crypto mining moratorium...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Incentivize Semiconductor Production in New York

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Al Stirpe today announced the Assembly has passed the Green CHIPS bill, which would incentivize semiconductor manufacturers to build new factories in New York State by making them eligible for the Excelsior Jobs...

Assembly Announces Passage of Alyssa's Law

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Kenneth P. Zebrowski today announced that the Assembly has passed Alyssa’s Law, which would require school districts to consider installing panic alarm systems (A.10018, Zebrowski). “Schools should be...

Assembly Passes New York Collegiate Athletic Participation Compensation Act

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Michaelle C. Solages today announced that the Assembly has passed the New York Collegiate Athletic Participation Compensation Act, legislation that will ensure that student-athletes can receive compensation for...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Increase Number of Supreme Court & Family Court Judges

Speaker Carl Heastie and Judiciary Committee Chair Charles D. Lavine today announced that the Assembly has passed legislation to increase the number of supreme court judges and family court judges (A.10505, Lavine). “The Assembly Majority is committed...

Assembly Passes the Digital Fair Repair Act

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Patricia Fahy today announced that the Assembly has passed the Digital Fair Repair Act, which would give consumers and independent repair shops the ability to repair their cell phones, computers and other personal...

Assembly Announces Passage of Legislation to Reduce Class Sizes and Extend Mayoral Control of the New York City School District

Speaker Carl Heastie and Education Committee Chair Michael Benedetto today announced the Assembly has passed legislation to extend mayoral control of the New York City School District and provide greater parental participation and accountability in relation...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect Reproductive Health Service Providers and Safeguard the Right to Access Abortion Services in New York

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the Assembly has passed a package of legislation to protect reproductive health care providers from interstate investigations for care that was performed lawfully in New York, and to ensure that New York remains...

Assembly Passes Package of Legislation to Strengthen State's Gun Laws and Protect New York Communities

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the Assembly has passed a package of legislation to strengthen New York State’s gun laws, and help keep New Yorkers safe in their schools, places of worship and in their communities. “The horrific...

Assembly Passes John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Election Law Committee Chair Latrice Walker today announced that the Assembly has passed the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York to codify and strengthen the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 into state law (A.6678-E,...

Legislature Elects New Member to Board of Regents

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Senate and Assembly Education Committee Chairs Shelley Mayer and Michael Benedetto, and Senate and Assembly Higher Education Committee Chairs Toby Ann Stavisky and Deborah...

Assembly Passes Advanced Building Codes, Appliance and Equipment Efficiency Standards Act of 2022

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Patricia Fahy today announced that the Assembly has passed the Advanced Building Codes, Appliance and Equipment Efficiency Standards Act of 2022, legislation to increase the state’s appliance efficiency standards,...

Assembly Passes New York State Living Donor Support Act

Speaker Carl Heastie and Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried today announced the Assembly has passed the New York State Living Donor Support Act to encourage living organ donation through financial support and educational initiatives (A.146-A,...

Grants Action News - June 2022

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

Summary of Recommended Changes to the Executive Budget

Speaker Heastie Announces Enacted Budget Invests in N.Y. Families

Speaker Carl Heastie and Ways and Means Committee Chair Helene E. Weinstein today announced that the Enacted State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022-23 Budget makes critical investments in programs that will help New York families to meet the challenge of inflation...

Assembly Announces Enacted Budget Makes Critical Investments in Quality, Affordable Housing Across New York State

Speaker Carl Heastie and Housing Committee Chair Steven Cymbrowitz today announced that the Enacted State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022-23 Budget invests in affordable housing programs and keeps New Yorkers that struggled financially during the pandemic in...

Approved SFY 2022-23 Budget Includes Historic $31.2 Billion Investment in School Aid

Speaker Carl Heastie and Education Committee Chair Michael Benedetto today announced the approved State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022-23 Budget will include $31.2 billion in funding to General Support for Public Schools (GSPS), an increase of $2.1 billion, or...

Assembly Announces SFY 2022-23 Budget Includes $20.2 Billion in Funding for Higher Education

Speaker Carl Heastie and Higher Education Committee Chair Deborah J. Glick today announced the approved State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022-23 Budget includes funding critical for higher education programs that are accessible and affordable for New York students....

Budget Invests in the Arts, Building Back New York's Economy

Speaker Carl Heastie; Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Chair Harry B. Bronson; and Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development Committee Chair Daniel J. O’Donnell today announced that the Enacted State Fiscal Year (SFY)...

Assembly Announces Approved SFY 2022-23 Budget Invests $7 Billion over Four Years in Childcare

Speaker Carl Heastie and Children and Families Committee Chair Andrew Hevesi today announced that the approved State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022-23 Budget makes unprecedented investments in children and families, including $7 billion over four years to expand...

Speaker Heastie Statement on Budget Agreement

My Assembly Majority colleagues and I know that our state’s economic recovery depends on the success of New York’s working families. We know that now, more than ever, New Yorkers are struggling with the rising cost of groceries, housing, higher...

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court

Congratulations to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her historic confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. For our country’s institutions to work, they must reflect the people they serve, all the way up to the highest court in the land. Judge Ketanji...

Grants Action News - April 2022

Assembly Passes Legislation to Increase Access to Affordable Childcare

Speaker Carl Heastie and Children and Families Committee Chair Andrew Hevesi today announced the Assembly has passed two bills that would increase access to affordable childcare for families in New York. “Families across the state have struggled...

Assembly and Senate Announce General Conference Committee Appointments

2022 General Budget Conference Committee Assembly Senate Carl E. Heastie (Co-Chair) Andrea Stewart-Cousins (Co-Chair) Helene Weinstein Liz Krueger Crystal Peoples-Stokes Michael Gianaris Phil Ramos José Serrano Jeffrion...

Assembly Releases $226.4 Billion Spending Plan that Invests in New York's Families

Speaker Carl Heastie and Ways and Means Committee Chair Helene E. Weinstein today released the Assembly’s State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022-2023 Budget Proposal of $226.4 billion. The Assembly’s spending plan aims to support New York’s families...

Assembly Budget Makes $14 Billion Investment in Transportation Operating and Infrastructure Across New York State

Speaker Carl Heastie, Transportation Committee Chair William B. Magnarelli, and Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee Chair Amy Paulin today announced that the Assembly State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022-23 Budget will invest $14 billion in the...

Assembly SFY 2022-23 Budget Invests in Small Businesses and the Arts, Building Back New York's Economy

Speaker Carl Heastie; Small Business Committee Chair Al Stirpe; Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Chair Harry B. Bronson; and Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development Committee Chair Daniel J. O’Donnell today announced...

Assembly and Senate Announce General Conference Committee

Legislature to convene General Budget Conference Committee meeting today at 6:00p.m.The hearingwill be conducted virtually using web-based video conferencing at https://www.nysenate.gov/events and https://www.nyassembly.gov/av/live/.2022General Budget...

Assembly SFY 2022-23 Spending Plan Includes Critical Investments in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services

Speaker Carl Heastie, Mental Health Committee Chair Aileen Gunther and Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee Chair Phil Steck today announced that the Assembly State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022-23 Budget includes critical investments to improve access to mental...

Assembly Budget Makes Critical Health Investments

Speaker Carl Heastie and Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried today announced the Assembly State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022-23 Budget would make critical health investments that protect vulnerable individuals, including undocumented immigrants, pregnant...

Assembly Budget Includes Critical Funding for Pretrial Services & Programs to Fight Gun Violence

Speaker Carl Heastie and Codes Committee Chair Jeffrey Dinowitz today announced that the Assembly State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022-23 Budget includes critical funding for pretrial services that offer mental health treatment and other alternatives to incarceration,...

Assembly Budget Includes $2 Billion Dollar Increase to Environmental Bond Act to Address Climate Change

Speaker Carl Heastie and Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Steve Englebright today announced the Assembly's 2022-2023 State Fiscal Year (SFY) Budget increases funding for the Environmental Bond Act of 2022 by $2 billion to be allocated for climate...

Assembly Budget Invests $21.6 Billion in Higher Education, Including Increased Funding for Opportunity Programs

Speaker Carl Heastie and Higher Education Committee Chair Deborah J. Glick today announced the Assembly’s State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022-23 Budget makes investments to ensure higher education is accessible for all New York students by funding the...

Assembly SFY 2022-23 Budget Includes $30.9 Billion in School Aid

Speaker Carl Heastie and Education Committee Chair Michael Benedetto today announced the Assembly’s State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022-23 Budget would provide $30.9 billion in funding to General Support for Public Schools (GSPS), an increase of $2.1 billion...

Assembly Budget Makes Critical Investments in Quality, Affordable Housing Across New York State

Assembly Budget Makes Critical Investments in Quality, Affordable Housing Across New York StateSpending Plan Includes $1.25 billion in Rental Relief for those Financially Impacted by Pandemic Through ERAP Speaker Carl Heastie and Housing Committee Chair...

Assembly SFY 2022-23 Budget Invests over $3 Billion in Childcare

Speaker Carl Heastie and Children and Families Committee Chair Andrew Hevesi today announced that the Assembly State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022-23 Budget includes over $3 billion for childcare and makes critical investments in preventative services that help...

Summary of the Assembly Recommended Changes to the Executive Budget

Assembly Passes Legislation to Address Racial Disparities in Traffic Stops

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the Assembly has passed legislation to address racial disparities in traffic stops by reducing the number of traffic stops for minor, nonmoving violations such as stickers on vehicle windows and objects placed...

Grants Action News - March 2022

Legislature Elects New Member and Re-elects Two Members to Board of Regents

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Senate and Assembly Education Committee Chairs Shelley Mayer and Michael Benedetto, and Assembly Higher Education Committee Chair Deborah Glick today announced the Legislature’s...

2022 Economic and Revenue Report

Speaker Heastie Statement on President Biden's Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court

Today, President Biden has made history by nominating Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. As the first Black woman to be nominated to the Court, this historic and long overdue nomination is especially poignant during Black...

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

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