Ways and Means Committee, New York State Assembly

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The Ways and Means Committee is a standing committee of the New York Assembly.

Per Assembly Rules, committees of the New York State Assembly are assigned by the Speaker of the Assembly.[1] Committees are assigned annually at the start of each term.[2] The Speaker shall appoint the chairpersons of all committees.[1] The Majority Leader shall serve as a member of the Rules Committee after being appointed by the Speaker. The Majority Leader and the Minority Leader shall be nonvoting ex-officio members on all standing committees.[3] The Speaker shall be a member and the chairperson of the Rules Committee.[4]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Rules of the Assembly of the State of New York 2013-2014


All standing committees shall operate on an annual basis and their jurisdiction shall include, but not be limited to, the subject matter of each bill or resolution referred to them by the Speaker. Each standing committee shall propose legislative action and conduct such studies and investigations as may relate to matter within their jurisdiction. Each standing committee shall, furthermore, devote substantial efforts to the oversight and analysis of the activities, including but not limited to the implementation and administration of programs, of departments, agencies, divisions, authorities, boards, commissions, public benefit corporations and other entities within its jurisdiction.[5][6]



The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Ways and Means Members, 2013
Democratic members (22)Republican members (12)
Herman FarrellWilliam Barclay
Jeffrion AubryMichael Benedetto
Kevin CahillJane Corwin
William ColtonClifford Crouch
Vivian CookJanet Duprey
Michael CusickMichael Fitzpatrick
David GanttStephen Hawley
Deborah GlickNicole Malliotakis
Carl HeastieBob Oaks
Earlene HooperJoseph Saladino
Rhoda JacobsWilliam Scarborough
Joseph LentolRaymond Walter
Margaret Markey
Joan Millman
Catherine Nolan
Felix Ortiz
N. Nick Perry
J. Gary Pretlow
Robin Schimminger
Fred Thiele
Helene Weinstein
Keith Wright



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