The New York State Assembly is the lower house of the New York State Legislature, with the New York State Senate being the upper house. There are 150 seats in the Assembly. Assembly members serve two-year terms without term limits.
New York State Assembly
|New York State Legislature|
New session started
|January 4, 2023|
Speaker pro tempore
|Majority caucus (102)
Minority caucus (48)
Length of term
|Authority||Article III, New York Constitution|
|Salary||$142,000/year + per diem|
|November 8, 2022|
|November 5, 2024|
|State Assembly Chamber at New York State Capitol in Albany, New York|
Leadership of the Assembly edit
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, the speaker.
Democrat Carl Heastie of the 83rd Assembly District has served as speaker of the Assembly since February 2015. Crystal Peoples-Stokes of the 141st Assembly District has served as Assembly majority leader since December 2018. Republican William A. Barclay of the 120th Assembly District has served as Assembly minority leader since January 2020.
|Majority leader||Crystal Peoples-Stokes||141|
|Minority leader||William A. Barclay||120|
Composition by party edit
(Shading indicates Majority Conference)
|End 2015–16 session||104||1||41||1||147||3|
|Start 2017–18 session||106||1||43||0||150||0|
|End 2017–2018 session||102||1[a]||42||146||4|
|Start 2019-20 session||105||1||44||0||150||0|
|End 2019-2020 session||101||43||145||5|
|Start 2021-22 session||106||1||43||0||150||0|
|September 10, 2021||105||149||1|
|November 2, 2021||106||150||0|
|November 4, 2022||105||149||1|
|January 1, 2022||103||147||3|
|January 18, 2022||104||148||2|
|February 4, 2022||103||147||3|
|February 15, 2022||105||42||148||2|
|March 22, 2022||106||149||1|
|March 30, 2022||105||148||2|
|April 7, 2022||43||149||1|
|May 5, 2022||106||0|
|May 24, 2022||107||150||0|
|Start 2023-2024 session||102||0||48||0||150||0|
|July 14, 2023||101||0||48||0||149||1|
|September 14, 2023||102||0||48||0||150||0|
|Latest voting share||68%||0%||32%|
Members of the New York State Assembly edit
- +Elected in a special election
The New York State Assembly has the following committees:
- Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
- Children and Families
- Consumer Affairs and Protection
- Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
- Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
- Election Law
- Environmental Conservation
- Ethics and Guidance
- Governmental Employees
- Governmental Operations
- Higher Education
- Libraries and Education Technology
- Local Governments
- Mental Health
- Oversight, Analysis and Investigation
- People with Disabilities
- Racing and Wagering
- Real Property Taxation
- Science & Technology
- Small Business
- Social Services
- Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development
- Veterans' Affairs
- Ways and Means
See also edit
- 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.
- Colon, Dave (November 26, 2018). "As Democratic Senate Becomes Reality, Unclear How Hard Assembly Majority Will Push Prior Agenda". Gotham Gazette.
- Runyeon, Frank G. (November 28, 2018). "The Secret Playbook NY State Senate Democrats Used To 'Wipe The Floor' With Republicans". Gothamist. Archived from the original on July 30, 2019. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
- Precious, Tom (November 13, 2018). "Crystal Peoples-Stokes in the running for Assembly majority leader post". The Buffalo News.
- Carola, Chris (June 14, 2018). "New York state lawmakers push term limits for elected state offices". Daily Freeman. Archived from the original on February 15, 2020.
- "Roles and Responsibilities of Selected Leadership Positions". National Conference of State Legislatures. September 29, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
- McKinley, Jesse (February 3, 2015). "Heastie Elected Speaker of New York Assembly". The New York Times.
- Precious, Tom (December 17, 2018). "WNY gets Albany leverage as Peoples-Stokes named Assembly majority leader". The Buffalo News.
- "NY Assembly Republicans select new minority leader". The Post-Star. April 6, 2009.
- Barron, Seth (October 16, 2018). "All-Blue Albany?". City Journal.
- "2016 Election Results". New York State Board of Elections.
- "Bohen, Burke Have Rematch for Assembly Seat". Spectrum News.
- Precious, Tom (April 25, 2018). "A day after his Assembly victory, Bohen receives a lesson in Albany 101". The Buffalo News.
- "Certified Results from the November 6, 2018 General Election for NYS Assembly" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections.
- Falcone, Christian (August 14, 2021). "Bronx lawmaker resigns from state Assembly". Bronx Times.
- "New York state legislative special elections, 2021". Ballotpedia. Retrieved May 25, 2022.
- Democrat N. Nick Perry (District 58) resigned to become ambassador to Jamaica. Coltin, Jeff (April 7, 2022). "A special election is expected to fill N. Nick Perry's Assembly seat". City & State NY. Retrieved April 14, 2023.
- "Alert Center: Republican Eric Brown defeats Democrat David Lobl in special election". News 12 - New Jersey. April 8, 2022.
- Fred Thiele (District 1) switched parties from Independence to Democratic.
- Brachfeld, Ben (May 25, 2022). "Monique Chandler-Waterman wins East Flatbush Assembly special election, defeats Adams pick Reid". Brooklyn Paper. Archived from the original on May 25, 2022. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
- Schwach, Ryan (June 15, 2023). "Queens Assemblymember Daniel Rosenthal to step down". Queens Daily Eagle.
- Krichevsky, Sophie (September 14, 2023). "Berger comes out on top in AD 27 special election".
- "Committees, Commissions and Task Forces". New York State Assembly.