Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Wednesday said there are “technical flaws” in the strings attached to the first legislative pay raise in 20 years by a compensation commission.

Assembly Democrats met for more than two hours in Albany to introduce new members, re-elect Heastie their leader for the new session and discuss the discontent surrounding the pay commission’s report.

Legislative pay will grow from $79,500 in base salary to $130,000 in the next several years, but the commission also determined it could end the stipend system for most leadership jobs, limit outside income and tie the phased-in salary hikes to the passage of budgets by the start of the state’s fiscal year.

“The technical problems that we’ve identified, our staff, our lawyers have identified that we believe we’re now going to have to fix,” Heastie told reporters after the meeting.

It’s not clear for now how lawmakers will tackle this, however. Heastie did not commit to the likely difficult job of holding a special session of both the Senate and Assembly before the end of the year to overturn the pay commission’s recommendations.

“The Legislature always has the ability to fix,” he said. “That’s why democracy is great. But those are things we have to decide. We haven’t decided any of that. This was just the first briefing for members to understand there were some deeply technical flaws in this report.”

Lawmakers also remain miffed by the commission backing a pay increase for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose own salary will grow to $250,000 and is not tied to similar restrictions, such as an outside income limit. Cuomo’s cabinet members, commissioners who head state departments, are also set to increase.

Cuomo’s pay raise is not tied to “performance” as well, such as the on-time budget, but kicks in with a joint resolution of the Senate and Assembly.

“They took all the stipulations off the governor and the commissioners,” Heastie said.