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The New York State Assembly is the lower house of the New York State Legislature,[1] the New York State Senate being the upper house.[2] There are 150 seats in the Assembly.[3] Assemblymembers serve two-year terms without term limits.[4]

New York State Assembly
New York State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 3, 2017
Leadership
Carl Heastie (D)
since February 3, 2015
Jeffrion Aubry (D)
since January 9, 2013
Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D)
since December 17, 2018
Brian Kolb (R)
since April 6, 2009
Structure
Seats150
New York State Assembly.svg
Political groups
Majority caucus (107)

Minority caucus (43)

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle III, New York Constitution
Salary$110,000/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2018
(150 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(150 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
NewYorkAssemblyChamber.jpg
State Assembly Chamber
New York State Capitol
Albany, New York
Website
New York State Assembly

The Assembly convenes at the State Capitol in Albany. As of January 2019, 106 of the 150 seats in the Assembly were held by Democrats.

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Leadership of the AssemblyEdit

The Speaker of the Assembly presides over the Assembly. The Speaker is elected by the Majority Conference followed by confirmation of the full Assembly through the passage of an Assembly Resolution. In addition to presiding over the body, the Speaker also has the chief leadership position, and controls the flow of legislation and committee assignments. The minority leader is elected by party caucus. The majority leader of the Assembly is selected by, and serves at the pleasure of, the Speaker.[citation needed]

Democrat Carl Heastie of the 83rd Assembly District has served as Speaker of the Assembly since February 2015.[5] Crystal Peoples-Stokes of the 141st Assembly District has served as Assembly Majority Leader since December 2018.[6] Republican Brian Kolb of the 131st Assembly District has served as Assembly Minority Leader since April 2009.[7]

Position Name Party District
Speaker Carl Heastie Democratic 83
Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes Democratic 141
Minority Leader Brian Kolb Republican 131

CompositionEdit

As of January 2019, 106 of the 150 seats in the Assembly were held by Democrats.[8] As of the fall of 2018, the Assembly has been controlled by the Democratic Party since 1975.[9]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates Majority Conference)
Total
Democratic Indep Republican Cons Vacant
End of 2015–16 legislature 104 1 41 1 147 3
Start of previous (2017–18) legislature 106 1 43 0 150 0
End of previous (2017–18) legislature 102 1[a][10][11] 42 146 4
Start of current (2019–20) legislature 106 1 43 0 150 0
Latest voting share 71.3% 28.7%

Members of the New York State AssemblyEdit

District Member Party First elected Counties
1 Fred Thiele Ind 1995+ Suffolk
2 Anthony Palumbo Rep 2013+ Suffolk
3 Joe DeStefano Rep 2018 Suffolk
4 Steven Englebright Dem 1992+ Suffolk
5 Douglas M. Smith Rep 2018+ Suffolk
6 Philip Ramos Dem 2002 Suffolk
7 Andrew Garbarino Rep 2012 Suffolk
8 Michael J. Fitzpatrick Rep 2002 Suffolk
9 Michael LiPetri Rep 2018 Nassau, Suffolk
10 Steve Stern Dem 2018+ Suffolk
11 Kimberly Jean-Pierre Dem 2014 Suffolk
12 Andrew Raia Rep 2002 Suffolk
13 Charles Lavine Dem 2004 Nassau
14 David McDonough Rep 2002+ Nassau
15 Michael Montesano Rep 2010+ Nassau
16 Anthony D'Urso Dem 2016 Nassau
17 John Mikulin Rep 2018+ Nassau
18 Taylor Raynor Dem 2018 Nassau
19 Ed Ra Rep 2010 Nassau
20 Melissa Miller Rep 2016 Nassau
21 Judy Griffin Dem 2018 Nassau
22 Michaelle C. Solages Dem 2012 Nassau
23 Stacey Pheffer Amato Dem 2016 Queens
24 David Weprin Dem 2010+ Queens
25 Nily Rozic Dem 2012 Queens
26 Edward Braunstein Dem 2010 Queens
27 Daniel Rosenthal Dem 2017+ Queens
28 Andrew Hevesi Dem 2005+ Queens
29 Alicia Hyndman Dem 2015+ Queens
30 Brian Barnwell Dem 2016 Queens
31 Michele Titus Dem 2002+ Queens
32 Vivian Cook Dem 1990 Queens
33 Clyde Vanel Dem 2016+ Queens
34 Michael DenDekker Dem 2008 Queens
35 Jeffrion Aubry Dem 1992+ Queens
36 Aravella Simotas Dem 2010 Queens
37 Catherine Nolan Dem 1984 Queens
38 Michael G. Miller Dem 2009+ Queens
39 Catalina Cruz Dem 2018 Queens
40 Ron Kim Dem 2012 Queens
41 Helene Weinstein Dem 1980 Kings
42 Rodneyse Bichotte Dem 2014 Kings
43 Diana Richardson Dem[12] 2015+ Kings
44 Robert Carroll Dem 2016 Kings
45 Steven Cymbrowitz Dem 2000 Kings
46 Mathylde Frontus Dem 2018 Kings
47 William Colton Dem 1996 Kings
48 Simcha Eichenstein Dem 2018 Kings
49 Peter Abbate Dem 1986 Kings
50 Joseph Lentol Dem 1972 Kings
51 Félix Ortiz Dem 1994 Kings
52 Jo Anne Simon Dem 2014 Kings
53 Maritza Davila Dem 2013+ Kings
54 Erik Dilan Dem 2014 Kings
55 Latrice Walker Dem 2014 Kings
56 Tremaine Wright Dem 2016 Kings
57 Walter T. Mosley Dem 2012 Kings
58 N. Nick Perry Dem 1992 Kings
59 Jaime Williams Dem 2016+ Kings
60 Charles Barron Dem 2014 Kings
61 Charles Fall Dem 2018 Richmond
62 Michael Reilly Rep 2018 Richmond
63 Michael Cusick Dem 2002 Richmond
64 Nicole Malliotakis Rep 2010 Kings, Richmond
65 Yuh-Line Niou Dem 2016 New York
66 Deborah Glick Dem 1990 New York
67 Linda Rosenthal Dem 2006+ New York
68 Robert J. Rodriguez Dem 2010 New York
69 Daniel O'Donnell Dem 2002 New York
70 Inez Dickens Dem 2016 New York
71 Al Taylor Dem 2017+ New York
72 Carmen De La Rosa Dem 2016 New York
73 Dan Quart Dem 2011+ New York
74 Harvey Epstein Dem 2018+ New York
75 Richard Gottfried Dem 1970 New York
76 Rebecca Seawright Dem 2014 New York
77 Latoya Joyner Dem 2014 Bronx
78 Jose Rivera Dem 2000 Bronx
79 Michael Blake Dem 2014 Bronx
80 Nathalia Fernandez Dem 2018+ Bronx
81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Dem 1994+ Bronx
82 Michael Benedetto Dem 2004 Bronx
83 Carl Heastie Dem 2000 Bronx
84 Carmen E. Arroyo Dem 1994+ Bronx
85 Marcos Crespo Dem 2009+ Bronx
86 Victor M. Pichardo Dem 2013+ Bronx
87 Karines Reyes Dem 2018 Bronx
88 Amy Paulin Dem 2000 Westchester
89 J. Gary Pretlow Dem 1992 Westchester
90 Nader Sayegh Dem 2018 Westchester
91 Steven Otis Dem 2012 Westchester
92 Tom Abinanti Dem 2010 Westchester
93 David Buchwald Dem 2012 Westchester
94 Kevin Byrne Rep 2016 Westchester, Putnam
95 Sandy Galef Dem 1992 Westchester, Putnam
96 Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. Dem 2007+ Rockland
97 Ellen Jaffee Dem 2006 Rockland
98 Karl A. Brabenec Rep 2014 Orange, Rockland
99 Colin Schmitt Rep 2018 Orange, Rockland
100 Aileen Gunther Dem 2003+ Orange, Sullivan
101 Brian Miller Rep 2016 Delaware, Herkimer, Oneida, Orange, Otsego, Sullivan, Ulster
102 Christopher Tague Rep 2018+ Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Ulster
103 Kevin Cahill Dem 1998 Dutchess, Ulster
104 Jonathan Jacobson Dem 2018+ Dutchess, Orange, Ulster
105 Kieran Lalor Rep 2012 Dutchess
106 Didi Barrett Dem 2012+ Columbia, Dutchess
107 Jacob Ashby Rep 2018+ Columbia, Rensselaer, Washington
108 John T. McDonald III Dem 2012 Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga
109 Patricia Fahy Dem 2012 Albany
110 Phil Steck Dem 2012 Albany, Schenectady
111 Angelo Santabarbara Dem 2012 Albany, Montgomery, Schenectady
112 Mary Beth Walsh Rep 2016 Saratoga, Schenectady
113 Carrie Woerner Dem 2014 Saratoga, Washington
114 Dan Stec Rep 2012 Essex, Saratoga, Warren, Washington
115 Billy Jones Dem 2016 Clinton, Franklin, St. Lawrence
116 Mark Walczyk Rep 2018 Jefferson, St. Lawrence
117 Ken Blankenbush Rep 2010 Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, St. Lawrence
118 Robert Smullen Rep 2018 Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Oneida, St. Lawrence
119 Marianne Buttenschon Dem 2018 Herkimer, Oneida
120 William A. Barclay Rep 2002 Jefferson, Onondaga, Oswego
121 John Salka Rep 2018 Madison, Oneida, Otsego
122 Clifford Crouch Rep 1995+ Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego
123 Donna Lupardo Dem 2004 Broome
124 Christopher Friend Rep 2010 Broome, Chemung, Tioga
125 Barbara Lifton Dem 2002 Cortland, Tompkins
126 Gary Finch Rep 1999+ Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Onondaga
127 Al Stirpe Dem 2012 Onondaga
128 Pamela Hunter Dem 2015+ Onondaga
129 William Magnarelli Dem 1998 Onondaga
130 Brian Manktelow Rep 2018 Cayuga, Oswego, Wayne
131 Brian Kolb Rep 2000+ Ontario, Seneca
132 Philip Palmesano Rep 2010 Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Yates
133 Marjorie Byrnes Rep 2018 Livingston, Monroe, Steuben
134 Peter Lawrence Rep 2014 Monroe
135 Mark C. Johns Rep 2010 Monroe
136 Jamie Romeo Dem 2018 Monroe
137 David Gantt Dem 1982 Monroe
138 Harry Bronson Dem 2010 Monroe
139 Stephen Hawley Rep 2006+ Genesee, Monroe, Orleans
140 Robin Schimminger Dem 1976 Erie, Niagara
141 Crystal Peoples Dem 2002 Erie
142 Pat Burke Dem 2018+ Erie
143 Monica P. Wallace Dem 2016 Erie
144 Michael Norris Rep 2016 Erie, Niagara, Orleans
145 Angelo Morinello Rep 2016 Erie, Niagara
146 Karen McMahon Dem 2018 Erie, Niagara
147 David DiPietro Rep 2012 Erie, Wyoming
148 Joseph Giglio Rep 2005+ Allegany, Cattaraugus, Steuben
149 Sean Ryan Dem 2011+ Erie
150 Andy Goodell Rep 2010 Chautauqua
  • +Elected in a special election

CommitteesEdit

The New York State Assembly has the following committees:

  • Aging[13]
  • Agriculture[13]
  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse[13]
  • Banks[13]
  • Children and Families[13]
  • Cities[13]
  • Codes[13]
  • Consumer Affairs and Protection[13]
  • Corporations, Authorities and Commissions[13]
  • Correction[13]
  • Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry[13]
  • Education[13]
  • Election Law[13]
  • Energy[13]
  • Environmental Conservation[13]
  • Ethics and Guidance[13]
  • Governmental Employees[13]
  • Governmental Operations[13]
  • Health[13]
  • Higher Education[13]
  • Housing[13]
  • Insurance[13]
  • Judiciary[13]
  • Labor[13]
  • Libraries and Education Technology[13]
  • Local Governments[13]
  • Mental Health[13]
  • Oversight, Analysis and Investigation[13]
  • Racing and Wagering[13]
  • Real Property Taxation[13]
  • Rules[13]
  • Small Business[13]
  • Social Services[13]
  • Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development[13]
  • Transportation[13]
  • Veterans' Affairs[13]
  • Ways and Means[13]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Asm. Erik Bohen (a registered Democrat who won an April 24, 2018 special election on the Republican Party line) was not a member of any caucus during his Assembly tenure.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Colon, Dave. "As Democratic Senate Becomes Reality, Unclear How Hard Assembly Majority Will Push Prior Agenda". Gotham Gazette.
  2. ^ "The Secret Playbook NY State Senate Democrats Used To 'Wipe The Floor' With Republicans". Gothamist. November 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "Crystal Peoples-Stokes in the running for Assembly majority leader post". November 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Press, Chris Carola Associated. "New York state lawmakers push term limits for elected state offices". Daily Freeman.
  5. ^ McKinley, Jesse (February 3, 2015). "Heastie Elected Speaker of New York Assembly" – via NYTimes.com.
  6. ^ "WNY gets Albany leverage as Peoples-Stokes named Assembly majority leader". December 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "NY Assembly Republicans select new minority leader". Glens Falls Post-Star.
  8. ^ Klepper, David; Carola, Chris (January 9, 2019). "Democrat-controlled NY state Legislature starts 2019 session". AP NEWS.
  9. ^ Journal, Seth Barron is associate editor of City; Institute, project director of the NYC Initiative at the Manhattan (October 16, 2018). "All-Blue Albany?". City Journal.
  10. ^ "Bohen, Burke Have Rematch for Assembly Seat". spectrumlocalnews.com.
  11. ^ Precious, Tom (April 25, 2018). "A day after his Assembly victory, Bohen receives a lesson in Albany 101".
  12. ^ Though Richardson was elected on the Working Families Party line, she is a registered Democrat.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak "Committees, Commissions and Task Forces". New York State Assembly.

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