New York State Assembly
The New York State Assembly is the lower house of the New York State Legislature, the New York State Senate being the upper house. There are 150 seats in the Assembly, with each of the 150 Assembly districts having an average population of 128,652. Assembly members serve two-year terms without term limits.
New York State Assembly
|New York State Legislature|
New session started
|January 3, 2017|
|Majority caucus (107)
Minority caucus (43)
Length of term
|Authority||Article III, New York Constitution|
|Salary||$110,000/year + per diem|
|November 6, 2018|
|November 3, 2020|
|State Assembly Chamber|
New York State Capitol
Albany, New York
|New York State Assembly|
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. The current Speaker is Democrat Carl Heastie of the 83rd Assembly District (part of Bronx-Wakefield, Williamsbridge). The Majority Leader is Crystal Peoples-Stokes of the 141st Assembly District The Minority Leader is Republican Brian Kolb of the 131st Assembly District (all of Ontario and part of Seneca).
|Majority Leader||Crystal Peoples-Stokes||Democratic||141|
|Minority Leader||Brian Kolb||Republican||131|
(Shading indicates Majority Conference)
|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]||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
- +Elected in a special election
- 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.
- Klepper, David; Carola, Chris (January 9, 2019). "Democrat-controlled NY state Legislature starts 2019 session". AP NEWS.
- 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.
- "Bohen, Burke Have Rematch for Assembly Seat". spectrumlocalnews.com.
- Precious, Tom (April 25, 2018). "A day after his Assembly victory, Bohen receives a lesson in Albany 101".
- Though Richardson was elected on the Working Families Party line, she is a registered Democrat.