182nd New York State Legislature

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182nd New York State Legislature
181st 183rd
The facade of the New York State Capitol building in bright daylight
Overview
Jurisdiction New York, United States
Term January 1, 1977 – December 31, 1978
Senate
Members 60
President Lt. Gov. Mary Anne Krupsak (D)
Temporary President Warren M. Anderson (R)
Party control Republican (36–24)
Assembly
Members 150
Speaker Stanley Steingut (D)
Party control Democratic
1977: (90–60)
1978: (87–61–2)
Sessions
1st January 5 – July 15, 1977
2nd January 4 – June 24, 1978

The 182nd New York State Legislature, consisting of the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly, met from January 5, 1977, to December 31, 1978, during the third and fourth years of Hugh Carey's governorship, in Albany.

Background[edit]

Under the provisions of the New York Constitution of 1938 and the U.S. Supreme Court decision to follow the One man, one vote rule, re-apportioned in 1971, and amended in 1974, by the Legislature, 60 Senators and 150 assemblymen were elected in single-seat districts for two-year terms. Senate and Assembly districts consisted of approximately the same number of inhabitants, the area being apportioned contiguously without restrictions regarding county boundaries.

At this time there were two major political parties: the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. The Conservative Party, the Liberal Party, the Communist Party, the Socialist Workers Party, the Libertarian Party and the Labor Party also nominated tickets.

Elections[edit]

The New York state election, 1976, was held on November 2. The only statewide elective offices up for election was a U.S. Senator from New York. Democrat Daniel Patrick Moynihan, with Liberal endorsement, defeated the incumbent Conservative James L. Buckley who had Republican endorsement. The approximate party strength at this election, as expressed by the vote for U.S. Senator, was: Democrats 3,239,000; Republicans 2,525,000; Conservatives 311,000; Liberals 184,000; Communists 25,000; Socialist Workers 16,000; Libertarians 11,000; and Labor 7,000.

Eight of the eleven women members of the previous legislature—State Senators Carol Bellamy (Dem.), a lawyer of Brooklyn; Karen Burstein (Dem.), a lawyer of Lawrence; and Linda Winikow (Dem.), of Spring Valley; and Assemblywomen Jean Amatucci (Dem.), a registered nurse of White Lake; Elizabeth Connelly (Dem.), of Staten Island; Estella B. Diggs (Dem.), of the Bronx; Mary B. Goodhue (Rep.), a lawyer of Mount Kisco; and Gerdi E. Lipschutz (Dem.), of Queens—were re-elected. Mary Rose McGee (Dem.), of Huntington, was also elected to the Assembly.

The New York state election, 1977, was held on November 8. No statewide elective offices were up for election. Two vacancies in the Assembly were filled.[1] State Senator Carol Bellamy was elected President of the New York City Council.

On February 14, 1978, Pinny Cooke (Rep.) was elected to fill a vacancy in the Assembly; and on April 11, 1978, Olga A. Méndez (Dem.) was elected to fill a vacancy in the State Senate.

Sessions[edit]

The Legislature met for the first regular session (the 200th) at the State Capitol in Albany on January 5, 1977;[2]and recessed indefinitely on July 15.[3]

Stanley Steingut (Dem.) was re-elected Speaker.

Warren M. Anderson (Rep.) was re-elected Temporary President of the State Senate.

The Legislature met for the second regular session (the 201st) at the State Capitol in Albany on January 4, 1978;[4] and recessed indefinitely on June 24.[5]

On March 14, 1978, Assemblywoman Jean Amatucci had a baby son, becoming the first New York state legislator to give birth during her elected term.[6]

State Senate[edit]

Senators[edit]

The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature.

Note: For brevity, the chairmanships omit the words "...the Committee on (the)..."

District Senator Party Notes
1st Kenneth LaValle Republican
2nd Bernard C. Smith* Republican
3rd Caesar Trunzo* Republican
4th Owen H. Johnson* Republican
5th Ralph J. Marino* Republican
6th John R. Dunne* Republican
7th John D. Caemmerer* Republican
8th Norman J. Levy* Republican
9th Karen Burstein* Democrat on April 11, 1978, appointed to the New York Public Service Commission[7]
10th vacant Senator-elect John J. Santucci (D) appointed on December 30, 1976, as D.A. of Queens County[8]
Sheldon Farber Republican on March 1, 1977, elected to fill vacancy[9]
11th Frank Padavan* Republican
12th Jack E. Bronston* Democrat
13th Emanuel R. Gold* Democrat
14th Anthony V. Gazzara* Democrat
15th Martin J. Knorr* Republican
16th Howard E. Babbush* Democrat
17th Major Owens* Democrat
18th Thomas J. Bartosiewicz* Democrat
19th Jeremiah B. Bloom* Democrat
20th Donald Halperin* Democrat
21st William T. Conklin* Republican Deputy Majority Leader
22nd Albert B. Lewis* Democrat on January 4, 1978, appointed as Superintendent of Insurance
Martin M. Solomon Democrat on February 14, 1978, elected to fill vacancy
23rd Vander L. Beatty* Democrat
24th John J. Marchi* Republican Chairman of Finance
25th Carol Bellamy* Democrat on November 8, 1977, elected President of the New York City Council
Martin Connor Democrat on February 14, 1978, elected to fill vacancy
26th Roy M. Goodman* Republican
27th Manfred Ohrenstein* Democrat Minority Leader
28th Carl McCall* Democrat
29th Franz S. Leichter* Democrat
30th Robert García* Democrat on February 14, 1978, elected to the 95th U.S. Congress
Olga A. Méndez Democrat on April 11, 1978, elected to fill vacancy[10]
31st Israel Ruiz, Jr.* Democrat
32nd Joseph L. Galiber* Democrat
33rd Abraham Bernstein* Democrat
34th John D. Calandra* Republican
35th John E. Flynn* Republican
36th Joseph R. Pisani* Republican
37th Bernard G. Gordon* Republican died on May 4, 1978
38th Linda Winikow* Democrat
39th Jay P. Rolison, Jr.* Republican
40th Richard E. Schermerhorn* Republican
41st Joseph Bruno Republican
42nd Howard C. Nolan, Jr.* Democrat
43rd Ronald B. Stafford* Republican
44th Hugh T. Farley Republican
45th Hugh Douglas Barclay* Republican
46th James H. Donovan* Republican
47th Warren M. Anderson* Republican re-elected Temporary President
48th Edwyn E. Mason* Republican
49th Martin S. Auer* Republican
50th Tarky Lombardi, Jr.* Republican
51st William T. Smith* Republican
52nd Frederick L. Warder* Republican
53rd John D. Perry* Democrat
54th Fred J. Eckert* Republican
55th Joseph A. Tauriello* Democrat
56th James D. Griffin* Democrat on November 8, 1977, elected Mayor of Buffalo
Raymond F. Gallagher Democrat on February 14, 1978, elected to fill vacancy
57th Jess J. Present* Republican
58th Dale M. Volker* Republican
59th James T. McFarland* Republican on June 23, 1978, appointed to the New York State Civil Service Commission[11]
60th Lloyd H. Paterson* Republican on August 7, 1978, convicted of theft[12]

Employees[edit]

State Assembly[edit]

Assemblymen[edit]

The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature.

Note: For brevity, the chairmanships omit the words "...the Committee on (the)..."

District Assemblymen Party Notes
1st Perry B. Duryea, Jr.* Republican Minority Leader
2nd George J. Hochbrueckner* Democrat
3rd Icilio W. Bianchi, Jr.* Democrat
4th Robert C. Wertz* Republican
5th Paul E. Harenberg* Democrat
6th John C. Cochrane* Republican
7th John J. Flanagan* Republican
8th Mary Rose McGee Democrat
9th William L. Burns* Republican Minority Coordinator of Committees
10th Lewis J. Yevoli* Democrat
11th Philip B. Healey* Republican
12th George A. Murphy* Republican on November 7, 1978, elected to the New York Supreme Court
13th Thomas S. Gulotta Republican
14th Joseph M. Reilly* Republican
15th Angelo F. Orazio* Democrat
16th Irwin J. Landes* Democrat
17th Kemp Hannon Republican
18th Armand P. D'Amato* Republican
19th Raymond J. McGrath Republican
20th Arthur J. Kremer* Democrat Chairman of Ways and Means
21st Henry W. Dwyer* Republican in January 1978, appointed as Deputy County Executive of Nassau Co.
George H. Madison Republican on February 14, 1978, elected to fill vacancy
22nd Gerdi E. Lipschutz* Democrat
23rd John A. Esposito* Republican
24th Saul Weprin* Democrat
25th Vincent F. Nicolosi* Democrat
26th Leonard P. Stavisky* Democrat
27th Arthur J. Cooperman* Democrat
28th Alan G. Hevesi* Democrat
29th Guy R. Brewer* Democrat
30th Ralph Goldstein Democrat
31st Alfred A. DelliBovi* Republican
32nd Edward Abramson* Democrat
33rd John T. Flack* Republican
34th Ivan C. Lafayette Democrat
35th John G. Lopresto* Republican
36th Denis J. Butler* Democrat
37th Clifford E. Wilson Democrat
38th Frederick D. Schmidt* Democrat
39th Stanley Fink* Democrat Majority Leader[13]
40th Edward Griffith* Democrat
41st Stanley Steingut* Democrat re-elected Speaker
42nd David P. Greenberg Democrat
43rd George A. Cincotta* Democrat on June 22, 1978, appointed as Chairman of the NYS Commission on Cable TV
44th Mel Miller* Democrat
45th Chuck Schumer* Democrat
46th Howard L. Lasher* Democrat
47th Frank J. Barbaro* Democrat
48th Leonard Silverman* Democrat on May 6, 1977, appointed to the New York Court of Claims[14]
Samuel Hirsch Democrat on November 8, 1977, elected to fill vacancy
49th Dominick L. DiCarlo* Republican Deputy Minority Leader
50th Christopher J. Mega* Republican
51st Joseph Ferris* Democrat
52nd Michael L. Pesce* Democrat
53rd Woodrow Lewis* Democrat
54th Thomas S. Boyland Democrat
55th Thomas R. Fortune* Democrat
56th Albert Vann* Democrat
57th Harvey L. Strelzin* Democrat
58th Joseph R. Lentol* Democrat
59th Peter G. Mirto* Democrat
60th Guy Molinari* Republican
61st Elizabeth Connelly* Democrat
62nd Louis DeSalvio* Democrat
63rd Sheldon Silver Democrat
64th William F. Passannante* Democrat
65th Andrew J. Stein* Democrat on November 8, 1977, elected Borough President of Manhattan
Steven Sanders Democrat on February 14, 1978, elected to fill vacancy
66th Mark Alan Siegel* Democrat
67th Richard N. Gottfried* Democrat Chairman of Codes
68th Alexander B. Grannis* Democrat
69th Jerrold Nadler Democrat
70th Edward C. Sullivan Democrat
71st George W. Miller* Democrat
72nd Angelo Del Toro* Democrat
73rd Edward H. Lehner* Democrat
74th Herman D. Farrell, Jr.* Democrat
75th José E. Serrano* Democrat
76th Seymour Posner* Democrat on February 22, 1978, appointed to the NYS Workmen's Compensation Board[15]
Charles R. Johnson Liberal on April 11, 1978, elected to fill vacancy[16]
77th Armando Montano* Democrat
78th Estella B. Diggs* Democrat
79th Louis Niñé* Democrat
80th Guy J. Velella* Republican
81st (Alan Hochberg*) Democrat did not take his seat; convicted of a felony; seat vacated on January 26, 1977[17]
Eliot Engel Liberal on March 1, 1977, elected to fill vacancy[18]
82nd Thomas J. Culhane* Democrat on September 19, 1977, appointed to the NYS Commission of Investigation[19]
Sean P. Walsh Democrat on November 8, 1977, elected to fill vacancy
83rd George Friedman Democrat
84th G. Oliver Koppell* Democrat
85th John C. Dearie* Democrat
86th Vincent A. Marchiselli* Democrat
87th Thomas J. McInerney Democrat
88th Richard C. Ross* Republican
89th William B. Finneran Democrat
90th Gordon W. Burrows* Republican
91st Edward F. X. Ryan, Jr. Democrat
92nd Peter M. Sullivan* Republican
93rd Mary B. Goodhue* Republican
94th Willis H. Stephens* Republican
95th Eugene Levy* Republican
96th Robert J. Connor* Democrat
97th Lawrence Herbst* Republican
98th Jean Amatucci* Democrat
99th Emeel S. Betros* Republican
100th Glenn E. Warren Republican
101st Maurice D. Hinchey* Democrat
102nd Clarence D. Lane* Republican
103rd Fred G. Field, Jr.* Republican on November 8, 1977, elected Supervisor of the Town of Colonie
Michael J. Hoblock, Jr. Republican on February 14, 1978, elected to fill vacancy
104th Richard J. Conners Democrat
105th Charles D. Cook* Republican
106th Neil W. Kelleher* Republican
107th Clark C. Wemple* Republican
108th Robert A. D'Andrea* Republican
109th Glenn H. Harris* Republican Minority Whip
110th Gerald B. H. Solomon* Republican on November 7, 1978, elected to the 96th U.S. Congress
111th Andrew W. Ryan, Jr.* Republican
112th David O'Brien Martin Republican
113th Peter S. Dokuchitz* Republican
114th H. Robert Nortz Republican
115th William R. Sears* Republican
116th Nicholas J. Calogero* Republican
117th John R. Zagame* Republican
118th Leonard F. Bersani Republican
119th Hyman M. Miller* Republican
120th Melvin N. Zimmer Democrat
121st William E. Bush Republican
122nd Clarence D. Rappleyea, Jr.* Republican
123rd James W. McCabe* Democrat
124th James R. Tallon, Jr.* Democrat
125th Lloyd Stephen Riford, Jr.* Republican
126th L. Richard Marshall* Republican
127th Charles D. Henderson* Republican
128th Gary A. Lee* Republican on November 7, 1978, elected to the 96th U.S. Congress
129th James F. Hurley* Republican
130th Thomas A. Hanna* Republican
131st Gary Proud Democrat
132nd Thomas R. Frey* Democrat on December 22, 1977, appointed as Director of State Operations[20]
Pinny Cooke Republican on February 14, 1978, elected to fill vacancy
133rd Andrew D. Virgilio* Democrat
134th Roger J. Robach* Democrat
135th James F. Nagle Republican
136th James L. Emery* Republican Assistant Minority Leader
137th R. Stephen Hawley* Republican
138th John B. Daly* Republican
139th Matthew J. Murphy, Jr.* Democrat
140th Robin L. Schimminger Democrat
141st G. James Fremming* Democrat
142nd Stephen R. Greco* Democrat
143rd Arthur O. Eve* Democrat
144th William B. Hoyt Democrat
145th Richard J. Keane Democrat
146th Dennis T. Gorski* Democrat
147th Ronald H. Tills* Republican
148th Vincent J. Graber, Sr.* Democrat
149th Daniel B. Walsh* Democrat
150th Rolland E. Kidder* Democrat

Employees[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 2 Young Democrats Are Easy Winners In Assembly Races in the New York Times on November 9, 1977 (subscription required)
  2. ^ Greenhouse, Linda (1977-01-06). "CAREY ASKS TAX CUT AND A NEW BOND ISSUE FOR WORKS PROJECTS". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-06-15. 
  3. ^ New York's Legislature Recesses After It's Passage Of a Year's Extension of Prisoner-Release Program in the New York Times on July 16, 1977 (subscription required)
  4. ^ CAREY URGES $750 MILLION TAX CUT, COURT EXPANSION TO FIGHT CRIME in the New York Times on January 5, 1978 (subscription required)
  5. ^ Albany Senate, Defying Carey, Recesses Indefinitely in the New York Times on June 25, 1978 (subscription required)
  6. ^ N.Y. Legislator Has Baby Boy in the Nashua Telegraph, of Nashua, on March 15, 1978
  7. ^ Miss Burstein Confirmed for P.S.C. in the New York Times on April 12, 1978 (subscription required)
  8. ^ Carey Appoints Santucci as Queens District Attorney in the New York Times on December 31, 1976 (subscription required)
  9. ^ Democratic Candidate Is Upset in Queens in State Senate Election in the New York Times on March 3, 1977 (subscription required)
  10. ^ BRONX UPSET VICTORY BUOYS LIBERAL PARTY;...Mendez, a Democrat, Wins Senate Spot in the New York Times on April 13, 1978 (subscription required)
  11. ^ Legislature Laying Groundwork For Casino-Gambling Referendum; ...Also confirmed were Senator James T. Mcfarland, a Buffalo Republican, as a member of the State Civil Service Commission, and... in the New York Times on June 24, 1978 (subscription required)
  12. ^ Former New York State Senator Fined $18,500 on Theft Charges in the New York Times on August 8, 1978 (subscription required)
  13. ^ Fink Is Appointed Majority Leader As Steingut Decides on More Shifts in the New York Times on January 7, 1977 (subscription required)
  14. ^ Governor Appoints Claims Judges in the New York Times on May 7, 1977 (subscription required)
  15. ^ Posner Approved by Thin Margin For Workmen's Compensation Unit in the New York Times on February 23, 1978 (subscription required)
  16. ^ BRONX UPSET VICTORY BUOYS LIBERAL PARTY; Johnson Captures Assembly Seat Vacated by Posner in the New York Times on April 13, 1978 (subscription required)
  17. ^ Hochberg, Assemblyman, Is Given One Year in Jail in Bribery Case in the New York Times on January 27, 1977 (subscription required)
  18. ^ Engel, a Liberal, Barely Wins Race for Assembly in the New York Times on March 2, 1977 (subscription required)
  19. ^ Report of the Commission of Investigation of the State of New York (1981; pg.4)
  20. ^ Upstate Legislator Is Named by Carey As Operations Chief in the New York Times on December 23, 1977 (subscription required)

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