As Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces criticism for a 90-day email deletion policy being enacted, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie was cool to the idea of submitting the Legislature to the state’s Freedom of Information Law.

“There are certain things that under the legislative guise should be protected and I do believe in that,” Heastie told reporters at a news conference.

The Cuomo administration is moving forward with an automatic deletion policy for emails after 90 days. The move has sparked concern among good-government advocates as well as open government proponents who say the policy is further shrouding state government in secrecy.

The deletion policy actually dates back to 2007, when Cuomo was state attorney general. Cuomo officials have defended the policy, saying it conforms with the state archives policies.

Heastie said the Assembly does not have an email deletion policy itself.

“Right now we don’t have a deletion policy,” he said. “It’s not a policy that we do.”

Still, lawmakers in both chambers are developing legislation that would block the administration from the deletion move.

Heastie himself punted on whether he agrees with Cuomo’s policy.

“You should ask the governor those questions,” he said.