From the Morning Memo:

The newest members of the Independent Democratic Conference in the Senate have been handed the gavel of committee chairmanships in Albany.

Freshman IDC Sen. Marisol Alcantara, who replaced Rep. Adriano Espaillat in the chamber, will be chairwoman of the Senate Labor Committee.

Jesse Hamilton, a former member of the mainline Democratic conference who left for the IDC late last year, will be chairman of the Senate Banks Committee.

“As our conference grows, I’m proud that Independent Democratic Conference all of our members will continue to lead the way by serving on key Senate committees where they will shape policy and legislation that matters to all New Yorkers,” said Bronx Sen. Jeff Klein, the IDC leader. “I congratulate my members on their new positions and their deep dedication to this state.”

Sen. David Carlucci will be chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection panel.

Sen. Diane Savino will be a vice chairwoman of the Finance and the Code Committees, having previously served as chair of Labor and Banks.