Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Monday in an interview said there were no “red flags” at the moment that would prevent the budget from being passed before the start of the new fiscal year.

“I don’t have any red flags that I would say right now that I”m concerned about,” Heastie said after a Democratic conference meeting. “We’ve put out where we’re out, the Senate has put out right they’re at. The governor, we know where he’s been since the end of January and we’ll see where we’re at.”

The traditional motions of moving forward in the budget talks begin today as lawmakers will meet in their “mothership” conference committee meeting this afternoon.

“The conversations I’d say have been positive, but let’s see what the final budget looks like,” he said.

Still, a range of issues continue to remain unsettled as lawmakers sort out the details.

Among them is a juvenile justice reform policy of raising the age of criminal responsibility to 18. It’s a measure wholly backed by Heastie, who wants to move cases involving 16 and 17-year-old defendants to Family Court. But in the Senate, narrowly divide with Republicans holding a slim majority, questions remain over the measure, and whether GOP lawmakers can back a bill that would do everything the Assembly and Gov. Andrew Cuomo support.

The Senate did include in its one-house budget resolution an acknowledgement of the issue, but Heastie indicated it was vague.

“It really comes down to having the three words in there — raise the age — I’m not sure what that means because a lot of what really matters is how much are we’re going to treat the 16 and 17-year-olds as children and have things be determined in Family Court is really the question,” he said. “So, am I OK they put the words in? Yeah, but yeah how much substance is behind raise the age is really the issue.”