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The New York State Legislature is the two houses that act as the state legislature of the U.S. state of New York. The New York Constitution does not designate an official term for the two houses together. It says only that "legislative power is vested in the senate and assembly." The session laws are published in the official Laws of New York.The permanent laws of a general nature are codified in the Consolidated Laws of New York.The legislature is seated at the New York State Capitol in Albany.