The New York State Assembly is the lower house of the New York State Legislature and 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.
The Assembly convenes at the State Capitol in Albany.
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.
Leadership of the Assembly
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 Will Barclay of the 120th Assembly District has served as Assembly Minority Leader since January 2020.
|Majority Leader||Crystal Peoples-Stokes||141|
|Minority Leader||William Barclay||120|
Composition by party
(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|
|May 24, 2022||107||150||0|
|Latest voting share||71%||29%|
Members of the New York State Assembly
- +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
- Racing and Wagering
- Real Property Taxation
- Small Business
- Social Services
- Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development
- Veterans’ Affairs
- Ways and Means
- New York State Capitol
- New York Legislature
- New York State Senate
- Political party strength in New York
- New York Provincial Congress
- 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.
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- “The Secret Playbook NY State Senate Democrats Used To ‘Wipe The Floor’ With Republicans”. Gothamist. November 28, 2018. Archived from the original on July 30, 2019. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
- “Crystal Peoples-Stokes in the running for Assembly majority leader post”. November 13, 2018.
- Press, Chris Carola Associated. “New York state lawmakers push term limits for elected state offices”. Daily Freeman.
- “Roles and Responsibilities of Selected Leadership Positions”. www.ncsl.org. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
- McKinley, Jesse (February 3, 2015). “Heastie Elected Speaker of New York Assembly”. The New York Times.
- “WNY gets Albany leverage as Peoples-Stokes named Assembly majority leader”. December 17, 2018.
- “NY Assembly Republicans select new minority leader”. Glens Falls Post-Star.
- 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.
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- “2016 Election Results | New York State Board of Elections”. www.elections.ny.gov.
- “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”.
- https://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2018/general/2018Assembly.pdf[bare URL PDF]
- “Bronx lawmaker resigns from state Assembly – Bronx Times”. August 14, 2021.
- “New York state legislative special elections, 2021”. Ballotpedia. Retrieved May 25, 2022.
- Democrat N. Nick Perry (District 58) resigned to become Ambassador to Jamaica. 
- Republican Eric Ari Brown elected to succeed Miller 
- Fred Thiele (District 1) switched parties from Independence to Democratic.
- Monique Chandler-Waterman elected to succeed Perry. 
- 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 26, 2022. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
- “Committees, Commissions and Task Forces”. New York State Assembly.