Governor Kathy Hochul Monday announced that the 2022 State of the State Address will be held in the New York State Assembly Chamber on Wednesday, Jan. 5.
This will mark the first time in a decade that a sitting governor delivers a State of the State Address from inside the Assembly Chamber.
“Over the past four months we’ve taken major steps forward to address the challenges facing New Yorkers, from increasing our statewide vaccination rate to providing relief to struggling tenants and homeowners -- but there’s more work to be done,” Governor Hochul said. “I look forward to bringing the 2022 State of the State Address back to the New York State Assembly Chamber for the first time in a decade and to sharing my vision for the year to come with my legislative partners. Working together, I know New Yorkers can take on any challenge that comes our way.”
COVID-19 precautions will be strictly observed, and specific protocols will be announced prior to the event. Information about guest seating and overflow areas will be shared soon. Guests are reminded that bags, backpacks, luggage, parcels, briefcases and like articles will be strictly prohibited from the event, as will be weapons and controlled substances.