Reilly drafting legislation to protect law enforcement and their families from targeted harassment in light of 50-a repeal

Reilly is introducing this legislation in response to the State Legislature’s repeal of New York Civil Rights Law Section 50-a, which had previously deemed the personnel records of police officers, firefighters, and correction officers confidential, subject to release only with the officer’s permission. Albany Democrats have pushed hard to repeal Section 50-a in recent years, but law enforcement unions including the New York City Police Benevolent Association and Detectives’ Endowment Association, have expressed concern over the release of this information, which includes the officer’s name among other bits of personal identifiable information.

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly on the Panel for Educational Policy’s continued inaction on school bus contracts

“Once again, the New York City Department of Education’s Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) has dismissed a crucial vote to approve contractually obligated payments to our city’s school bus companies. As a matter of fact, this is the third time they’ve removed these items from their meeting agenda…”

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Assembly Minority Conference proposes “Jump-Start New York” to aid residents, business, economic recovery

Building on the proposals in their recently introduced “Small Business Emergency Recovery Act of 2020” (A. 10266), the Conference developed a broader economic stimulus recovery blueprint.  “Jump-Start New York” directs both state and federal money to those hit hardest by the impact of the pandemic.  Included in the bill are several direct cash infusions, loan programs, and financial reallocations to blunt the economic impact of the health crisis.

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly on the passage of New York State Budget for FY20-21

The following is a statement from Assemblymember Michael Reilly (R-South Shore) on the passage of the New York State Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021…

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Reilly announces plans for massive legislative package aimed at addressing the flaws of criminal justice reforms passed by the legislature last year

Among his proposals include the implementation of judicial discretion, the reinstatement of remandment for some felony and misdemeanor crimes, changes the to the pre-trial and discovery periods, as well as changes to the issuance of Desk Appearance Tickets (DATs) and warrants for failure to appear. These proposals would not completely undo the reforms passed last year, but merely amend them with a heightened focus on public safety, as well as victim and witness safety.

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly on Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2020-2021

“New York faces a $6 BILLION budget deficit this year, but you wouldn’t realize that hearing Governor Cuomo talk about his agenda.  Between his Executive Budget proposal yesterday, and his State of the State Address two weeks ago, it is now obvious that this Governor and his Administration are totally out of touch with reality…”

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly on the New York City Board of Election’s recent announcement of additional early voting poll sites on Staten Island

The following statement is from Assemblymember Michael Reilly (R-South Shore) on the New York City Board of Election’s recent announcement of additional early voting poll sites on Staten Island…

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Reilly proposes law to expand use of student incident reporting system city public schools

Reilly previously made this same proposal as President of Community Education Council 31 on Staten Island, and once again submitted it for consideration to the New York City Department of Education as they considered changes to their student discipline code earlier this year…

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Reilly proposal would alert motorists that they’re approaching a photo enforced school zone

The signage would be highly visible to motorists, with the school zone and photo enforcement signage being yellow. The law would also apply to the city of Buffalo, where a 150-unit speed camera program was launched this year…

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Reilly and others write to oppose release of convicted cop killer Anthony Bottom

Bottom, who now goes by Jalil Abdul Muntaqim, was charged along with two others for the 1971 murder of New York City Police Officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones.  The officers had responded to a fake 9-1-1 call in Harlem and were ambushed by Bottom and other members of the Black Liberation Army…

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