Press Releases

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Assemblymember Quart Calls for Property Tax Equity

New York – Assemblymember Dan Quart (D – New York City) today called for Mayor Bloomberg to reform New York City’s property tax system to increase parity for condominium and cooperative apartment owners. In a letter to the Mayor, Assemblymember...

Assemblymember Quart Announces Legislative Accomplishments

New York – Assemblymember Dan Quart announced today the success of his legislative agenda during his first session in Albany. As a freshman member, Assemblymember Quart passed three bills that are integral to his plan to simplify government regulations,...

Assemblymember Quart Introduces Legislation Ensuring Work Credit for Public Assistance Recipients

New York – Assemblymember Dan Quart (D – New York City) this week introduced legislation to ensure that New Yorkers who receive public assistance are fairly credited for any work they perform as part of a workfare program. Senator Squadron is...

Assemblymember Quart Protects Our Roads from Dangerous Drivers

New York – Assemblymember Dan Quart (D – New York City) has introduced legislation that will keep chronically unsafe drivers from returning to the road. Currently, many police officers do not have access to a driver’s driving record...

Governor Cuomo Signs Quart Bill Streamlining New York State Court System

New York – Assemblymember Dan Quart (D – New York City) announced today the enactment of his bill intended to correct an error in the law governing New York’s court system. New York State is required to indemnify elected officials for...

Assemblymember Quart Sponsors Free Mammogram Screenings on Friday

New York – Assemblymember Dan Quart (D – New York City) will sponsor free mammogram screenings on Friday, June 1st at the Stanley Isaacs Senior Center from 10am until 4pm. Assemblymember Quart joins with Senator Jose Serrano and City Councilmember...

Assemblymember Quart Applauds the Passage of DREAM Fund Legislation

New York – Last week, Assemblymember Quart proudly voted for legislation he co-sponsored to establish the DREAM Fund and expand access to tuition savings accounts, increasing the accessibility of higher education for children of immigrants residing...

Assemblymember Quart Votes to Increase Minimum Wage for Over 1 Million New Yorkers

New York – Assemblymember Quart (D-New York) voted for legislation to increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 per hour beginning January 2013, while also increasing the minimum wage for food-service workers who receive tips from $5.00 to...

Assemblymember Quart Introduces Autism Council Legislation

New York – Assemblymember Quart introduced legislation to create a New York State Autism Council, which would help families, researchers and other stakeholders better coordinate their efforts to serve and support New Yorkers with autism. According...

Assemblymember Dan Quart Calls for Regulation of Illegal Signage

New York – Assemblymember Dan Quart this week urged Department of Buildings Commissioner Derek Lee to enforce more strictly the New York City Zoning Resolution’s Sign and Awning Regulations. Many businesses in the East 86th Street business district...