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Statement from Assemblymember Dan Quart on the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act

“After decades of unjust arrests, convictions, and communities torn apart by prohibition, New York is finally legalizing marijuana. Most importantly, we are doing it the right way: by centering the communities most harmed by criminalization. Despite...

Assemblymember Quart, Advocates Demand Passage of the Challenging Wrongful Convictions Act

New York, NY – Since 1989, 303 New Yorkers have been exonerated of a crime, amounting to a collective 3,068 years lost to wrongful conviction. Now, advocates and lawmakers are saying the true number of wrongful convictions is higher than reported...

Assemblymember Dan Quart Introduces Legislation to Ban the Use of Controversial Surveillance Tool

New York, NY – Fearing reverse location search warrants could ensnare innocent people, Assemblymember Dan Quart and Senator Zellnor Myrie have introduced legislation (A10246A/S08183) to ban the practice.Whereas a conventional warrant requires law...

Assemblymember Dan Quart Introduces Legislation to Decriminalize Face Coverings in Public Spaces

New York, NY – On April 17, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order requiring all New Yorkers under the age of 2 to wear a face covering in public when social distancing isn’t possible. Despite the order, wearing a face mask in public is still...

Statement from Assemblymember Dan Quart Regarding Bail Rollbacks

“Rolling back bail reform is unconscionable. It undoes the progress we painstakingly negotiated for months, and it does so through what has been an anti-democratic process. No directly impacted people have been consulted. In fact, the people who...

Comment from State Assemblymember Dan Quart on the Draft Model Sexual Harassment Policies, Complaint Form and Training Document

Sexual harassment is a widespread problem across New York State; no industry is exempt. Stronger policies to protect victims of sexual harassment and to prevent harassers from carrying on unchecked campaigns of harassment for years are critical for the...

Assemblymember Quart Statement on SFY 2018-19 Budget Agreement

New York, NY – Following the announcement of the SFY 2018-2019 Budget Agreement, Assemblymember Quart released the following statement: “There are positives in this year’s budget to celebrate -- an unprecedented amount of funding for...

Assemblymember Quart Statement on Governor Cuomo's Criminal Justice Reform Bills

New York, NY – Assemblymember Dan Quart released the following statement today in response to Governor Cuomo's proposed criminal justice reform bills: “I applaud Governor Cuomo for his effort to draw more attention to the major reforms needed...

Assemblymember Quart Announces Legislation to End Cash Bail, Reform New York’s Criminal Justice System

New York, NY – Assemblymember Dan Quart, joined by anti-online harassment advocate Meaghan Barakett and exoneree advocate Jeffrey Deskovic, today announced a package of bills designed to improve New York’s criminal justice system. The legislation...

Assemblymember Quart, Senator Savino, Advocates Urge Governor to Sign Gravity Knife Reform into Law

New York, NY – Assemblymember Dan Quart, Senator Diane Savino, Council Member Vanessa Gibson, Tina Luongo of The Legal Aid Society, and Andrea Sáenz of Brooklyn Defender Services, today called upon Governor Cuomo to support reform to New York’s...
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