Press Releases

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 public schools,...

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 to make...

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 will...

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and Andrea Sáenz of Brooklyn Defender Services, today called upon Governor Cuomo to support reform to New York’s outdated...

Letter to Attorney General Schneiderman Regarding the Manhattan DA

Attorney General Eric SchneidermanOffice of the Attorney GeneralThe CapitolAlbany, NY 12224-0341 Dear Attorney General Schneiderman: Public corruption is a stain on any elected official but it is particularly disturbing when the official himself...

A Brighter Future for East Midtown

New York, NY – Immediately after a unanimous vote by the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises, New York City Council Member Dan Garodnick joined New York City leaders on the steps of City Hall to announce the details of the nearly 78-block Greater East...

Assemblymember Quart, Senator Savino, Advocates Laud Passage of Gravity Knife Reform, Call on Governor to Sign Bill into Law

New York, NY – Assemblymember Dan Quart, Senator Diane Savino, Tina Luongo of The Legal Aid Society, and Lisa Schreibersdorf, Executive Director of Brooklyn Defender Services, today called upon Governor Cuomo to take swift action and sign gravity knife...

Assemblymember Quart Announces $19m Investment for Neighborhood Libraries

New York – Assemblymember Dan Quart, Chair of the NYS Assembly Committee on Libraries and Education Technology, today announced a $19 million state aid award package for public library systems around New York. This money will be invested in 216 libraries...

Assemblymember Quart Statement on Gravity Knife Passage

New York – Assemblymember Dan Quart released the following statement on today's almost unanimous passage of A05667A, his bill to end discriminatory gravity knife prosecutions: “Today’s sweeping vote is a clear sign that reform to our inequitable and...

Assemblymember Quart Statement on SFY 2017 - 2018 Budget Agreement

Manhattan, New York – Assemblymember Dan Quart has issued the following statement regarding the SFY 2017 - 2018 Budget Agreement: “My priority since day one has been to make New York a more equitable place for all. This year’s budget supports that...

Assemblymember Quart calls on Governor to reinstate Award for Arts and Culture

The Honorable Andrew M. CuomoGovernor of New York StateNew York State CapitolAlbany, NY 12224Dear Governor Cuomo:New York State is a national and global capital for arts and culture. Our artists are consistently the vanguard of innovative, affecting and...

New Report Finds Dirty, Outdated Boilers Sending More Pollution into New York City Air than All Car and Truck Traffic

New York, NY – Today, Assemblymember Dan Quart released Financing Fresh Air, his report documenting the harm done to the city’s air pollution by a number of residential heating boilers still burning the lowest quality fuels. Assemblymember Quart hopes...

Assemblymember Quart Releases Report Detailing Inequities in Property Tax System

New York – Assemblymember Dan Quart (D – New York City) released his white paper, “New York City Property Taxes: An Unbalanced Burden” today. His report sheds light on the inequities inherent in New York City’s current property tax system and its effect...

Assemblymember Quart Announces Legislative Session Successes

New York – Assemblymember Dan Quart (D – New York City) announced the passage of his legislative agenda, as well as many bills he cosponsored, as the 2013 legislative session wrapped up. This session, I was proud to vote for an extension of the coop...

Assemblymember Quart Passes Worker Protection Bill

New York – Assemblymember Dan Quart (D – New York City) announced today the passage of his bill, A2259A, in the State Assembly. This bill would reclassify gravity knives, requiring unlawful intent to bring criminal charges against a person carrying this...

Assemblymember Quart Named Chair of Subcommittee on Retention of Homeownership and Stabilization of Affordable Housing

New York – This week, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver appointed two-term Assemblymember Dan Quart to chair the Assembly Subcommittee on Retention of Homeownership and Stabilization of Affordable Housing. “I am honored to have been chosen...

Assemblymember Quart Providing Assistance to Public Schools

New York – Assemblymember Quart is pleased to have formed partnerships between several public schools in his district and corporations. PS 59 and MS 167 have been the beneficiary of these partnerships. The Assemblymember has brought together Time Warner...

Quart Statement on Property Tax Abatement Extension

Assemblymember Dan Quart released the following statement in response to the passage of the Assembly’s omnibus housing bill today. “This bill will protect middle-class New Yorkers from an immediate and unjust tax increase and will provide certainty...

Assemblymember Quart Announces Strongest Gun Regulations in the Country

New York – Assemblymember Dan Quart (D – New York City) today announced the passage of the NY Safe Act, legislation he co-sponsored, which will enact the strongest gun regulations in the country. “The multiple mass shootings our country experienced last...