New York State Assembly
|New York State Legislature|
New session started
|Majority caucus (102) |
Minority caucus (43)
Length of term
|Authority||Article III, New York Constitution|
|Salary||$110,000/year + per diem|
| November 3, 2020 |
| November 8, 2022 |
|State Assembly Chamber|
New York State Capitol
Albany, New York
|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. Assembly members serve two-year terms without term limits.
The Assembly convenes at the State Capitol in Albany.
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||Democratic||141|
|Minority Leader||William Barclay||Republican||120|
The Assembly has been controlled by the Democratic Party since 1975.As of October 2020, the Democrats hold 101 of the Assembly's 150 seats.
(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||42||146||4|
|Start 2019-20 session||105||1||44||0||150||0|
|Latest voting share||69.7%||29.7%|
|5||Douglas M. Smith||Rep||2018+||Suffolk|
|8||Michael J. Fitzpatrick||Rep||2002||Suffolk|
|9||Michael Durso||Rep||2020||Nassau, Suffolk|
|13||Charles D. Lavine||Dem||2004||Nassau|
|22||Michaelle C. Solages||Dem||2012||Nassau|
|23||Stacey Pheffer Amato||Dem||2016||Queens|
|32||Vivian E. Cook||Dem||1990||Queens|
|35||Jeffrion L. Aubry||Dem||1992+||Queens|
|49||Peter J. Abbate Jr.||Dem||1986||Kings|
|52||Jo Anne Simon||Dem||2014||Kings|
|54||Erik Martin Dilan||Dem||2014||Kings|
|57||Phara Souffrant Forrest||Dem||2020||Kings|
|58||N. Nick Perry||Dem||1992||Kings|
|64||Michael Tannousis||Rep||2020||Kings, Richmond|
|65||Yuh-Line Niou||Dem||2016||New York|
|66||Deborah J. Glick||Dem||1990||New York|
|67||Linda Rosenthal||Dem||2006+||New York|
|68||Robert J. Rodriguez||Dem||2010||New York|
|69||Daniel J. 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 N. Gottfried||Dem||1970||New York|
|76||Rebecca Seawright||Dem||2014||New York|
|86||Victor M. Pichardo||Dem||2013+||Bronx|
|89||J. Gary Pretlow||Dem||1992||Westchester|
|92||Thomas J. Abinanti||Dem||2010||Westchester|
|94||Kevin Byrne||Rep||2016||Westchester, Putnam|
|95||Sandy Galef||Dem||1992||Westchester, Putnam|
|96||Kenneth Zebrowski Jr.||Dem||2007+||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 A. Cahill||Dem||1998||Dutchess, Ulster|
|104||Jonathan Jacobson||Dem||2018+||Dutchess, Orange, Ulster|
|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|
|110||Phillip 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||Matt Simpson||Rep||2020||Essex, Saratoga, Warren, Washington|
|115||Billy Jones||Rep||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||Joe Angelino||Rep||2020||Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego|
|124||Christopher S. Friend||Rep||2010||Broome, Chemung, Tioga|
|125||Anna Kelles||Dem||2020||Cortland, Tompkins|
|126||John Lemondes Jr.||Rep||2020||Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Onondaga|
|127||Albert A. Stirpe Jr.||Dem||2012||Onondaga|
|130||Brian Manktelow||Rep||2018||Cayuga, Oswego, Wayne|
|131||Jeff Gallahan||Rep||2020||Ontario, Seneca|
|132||Phil Palmesano||Rep||2010||Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Yates|
|133||Marjorie Byrnes||Rep||2018||Livingston, Monroe, Steuben|
|139||Stephen Hawley||Rep||2006+||Genesee, Monroe, Orleans|
|140||William Conrad||Dem||2020||Erie, Niagara|
|142||Patrick B. 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|
The New York State Assembly has the following committees:
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