New York State Assembly

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] Assembly members serve two-year terms without term limits.[4]

New York State Assembly
New York State Legislature
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
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
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 are held by Democrats.

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 at the pleasure of, the Speaker.

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]

PositionNamePartyDistrict
SpeakerCarl HeastieDemocratic83
Majority LeaderCrystal Peoples-StokesDemocratic141
Minority LeaderBrian KolbRepublican131

Composition

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[lower-alpha 1][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 Assembly

District Member Party First elected Counties
1Fred ThieleInd1995+Suffolk
2Anthony PalumboRep2013+Suffolk
3Joe DeStefanoRep2018Suffolk
4Steven EnglebrightDem1992+Suffolk
5Douglas M. SmithRep2018+Suffolk
6Philip RamosDem2002Suffolk
7Andrew GarbarinoRep2012Suffolk
8Michael J. FitzpatrickRep2002Suffolk
9Michael LiPetriRep2018 Nassau, Suffolk
10Steve SternDem2018+Suffolk
11Kimberly Jean-PierreDem2014Suffolk
12Andrew RaiaRep2002Suffolk
13Charles LavineDem2004Nassau
14David McDonoughRep2002+Nassau
15Michael MontesanoRep2010+Nassau
16Anthony D'UrsoDem2016Nassau
17John MikulinRep2018+Nassau
18Taylor RaynorDem2018Nassau
19Ed RaRep2010Nassau
20Melissa MillerRep2016Nassau
21Judy GriffinDem2018Nassau
22Michaelle C. SolagesDem2012Nassau
23Stacey Pheffer AmatoDem2016Queens
24David WeprinDem2010+Queens
25Nily RozicDem2012Queens
26Edward BraunsteinDem2010Queens
27Daniel RosenthalDem2017+Queens
28Andrew HevesiDem2005+Queens
29Alicia HyndmanDem2015+Queens
30Brian BarnwellDem2016Queens
31Michele TitusDem2002+Queens
32Vivian CookDem1990Queens
33Clyde VanelDem2016+Queens
34Michael DenDekkerDem2008Queens
35Jeffrion AubryDem1992+Queens
36Aravella SimotasDem2010Queens
37Catherine NolanDem1984Queens
38Michael G. MillerDem2009+Queens
39Catalina CruzDem2018Queens
40Ron KimDem2012Queens
41Helene WeinsteinDem1980Kings
42Rodneyse BichotteDem2014Kings
43Diana RichardsonDem[12]2015+Kings
44Robert CarrollDem2016Kings
45Steven CymbrowitzDem2000Kings
46Mathylde FrontusDem2018Kings
47William ColtonDem1996Kings
48Simcha EichensteinDem2018Kings
49Peter AbbateDem1986Kings
50Joseph LentolDem1972Kings
51Félix OrtizDem1994Kings
52Jo Anne SimonDem2014Kings
53Maritza DavilaDem2013+Kings
54Erik DilanDem2014Kings
55Latrice WalkerDem2014Kings
56Tremaine WrightDem2016Kings
57Walter T. MosleyDem2012Kings
58N. Nick PerryDem1992Kings
59Jaime WilliamsDem2016+Kings
60Charles BarronDem2014Kings
61Charles FallDem2018Richmond
62Michael ReillyRep2018Richmond
63Michael CusickDem2002Richmond
64Nicole MalliotakisRep2010Kings, Richmond
65Yuh-Line NiouDem2016New York
66Deborah GlickDem1990New York
67Linda RosenthalDem2006+New York
68Robert J. RodriguezDem2010New York
69Daniel O'DonnellDem2002New York
70Inez DickensDem2016New York
71Al TaylorDem2017+New York
72Carmen De La RosaDem2016New York
73Dan QuartDem2011+New York
74Harvey EpsteinDem2018+New York
75Richard GottfriedDem1970New York
76Rebecca SeawrightDem2014New York
77Latoya JoynerDem2014Bronx
78Jose RiveraDem2000Bronx
79Michael BlakeDem2014Bronx
80Nathalia FernandezDem2018+Bronx
81Jeffrey DinowitzDem1994+Bronx
82Michael BenedettoDem2004Bronx
83Carl HeastieDem2000Bronx
84Carmen E. ArroyoDem1994+Bronx
85Marcos CrespoDem2009+Bronx
86Victor M. PichardoDem2013+Bronx
87Karines ReyesDem2018Bronx
88Amy PaulinDem2000Westchester
89J. Gary PretlowDem1992Westchester
90Nader SayeghDem2018Westchester
91Steven OtisDem2012Westchester
92Tom AbinantiDem2010Westchester
93David BuchwaldDem2012Westchester
94Kevin ByrneRep2016Westchester, Putnam
95Sandy GalefDem1992Westchester, Putnam
96Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr.Dem2007+Rockland
97Ellen JaffeeDem2006Rockland
98Karl A. BrabenecRep2014Orange, Rockland
99Colin SchmittRep2018Orange, Rockland
100Aileen GuntherDem2003+Orange, Sullivan
101Brian MillerRep2016Delaware, Herkimer, Oneida, Orange, Otsego, Sullivan, Ulster
102Christopher TagueRep2018+Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Ulster
103Kevin CahillDem1998Dutchess, Ulster
104Jonathan JacobsonDem2018+Dutchess, Orange, Ulster
105Kieran LalorRep2012Dutchess
106Didi BarrettDem2012+Columbia, Dutchess
107Jacob AshbyRep2018+Columbia, Rensselaer, Washington
108John T. McDonald IIIDem2012Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga
109Patricia FahyDem2012Albany
110Phil SteckDem2012Albany, Schenectady
111Angelo SantabarbaraDem2012Albany, Montgomery, Schenectady
112Mary Beth WalshRep2016Saratoga, Schenectady
113Carrie WoernerDem2014Saratoga, Washington
114Dan StecRep2012Essex, Saratoga, Warren, Washington
115Billy JonesDem2016Clinton, Franklin, St. Lawrence
116Mark WalczykRep2018Jefferson, St. Lawrence
117Ken BlankenbushRep2010Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, St. Lawrence
118Robert SmullenRep2018Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Oneida, St. Lawrence
119Marianne ButtenschonDem2018Herkimer, Oneida
120William A. BarclayRep2002Jefferson, Onondaga, Oswego
121John SalkaRep2018Madison, Oneida, Otsego
122Clifford CrouchRep1995+Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego
123Donna LupardoDem2004Broome
124Christopher FriendRep2010Broome, Chemung, Tioga
125Barbara LiftonDem2002Cortland, Tompkins
126Gary FinchRep1999+Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Onondaga
127Al StirpeDem2012Onondaga
128Pamela HunterDem2015+Onondaga
129William MagnarelliDem1998Onondaga
130Brian ManktelowRep2018Cayuga, Oswego, Wayne
131Brian KolbRep2000+Ontario, Seneca
132Philip PalmesanoRep2010Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Yates
133Marjorie ByrnesRep2018Livingston, Monroe, Steuben
134Peter LawrenceRep2014Monroe
135Mark C. JohnsRep2010Monroe
136Jamie RomeoDem2018Monroe
137David GanttDem1982Monroe
138Harry BronsonDem2010Monroe
139Stephen HawleyRep2006+Genesee, Monroe, Orleans
140Robin SchimmingerDem1976Erie, Niagara
141Crystal PeoplesDem2002Erie
142Pat BurkeDem2018+Erie
143Monica P. WallaceDem2016Erie
144Michael NorrisRep2016Erie, Niagara, Orleans
145Angelo MorinelloRep2016Erie, Niagara
146Karen McMahonDem2018Erie, Niagara
147David DiPietroRep2012Erie, Wyoming
148Joseph GiglioRep2005+Allegany, Cattaraugus, Steuben
149Sean RyanDem2011+Erie
150Andy GoodellRep2010Chautauqua
  • +Elected in a special election

Committees

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 also

Notes

  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.

References

  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. "Committees, Commissions and Task Forces". New York State Assembly.

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