FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 29, 2020
CONTACT: Peter Giunta, 347.621.8031
Assemblymember Michael Reilly (R-South Shore) announced today that he has been appointed to the Assembly Standing Committee on Codes by Minority Leader William Barclay. The assembly Standing Committee on Codes has purview over legislation pertaining to the criminal and civil justice systems in New York State.
As a freshman legislator, Reilly’s appointment to this influential committee is significant; however, as someone who has been a vocal critic of the legislature’s flawed criminal justice reforms, his appointment to this committee is only fitting.
“I want to thank Minority Leader Barclay for this enhanced opportunity to contribute my knowledge and expertise as a former member of law enforcement to our conference,” said Reilly. “I truly look forward to being part of this committee as we discuss matters concerning the safety and security of all New Yorkers.”
“Mike’s experience as a Lieutenant in the New York City Police Department and the incredible work he’s done for his community make him an ideal candidate for the Committee on Codes,” said Minority Leader William Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski). “We are facing critically important choices with respect to criminal justice reforms, and Mike’s voice will go a long way toward ensuring the public’s safety is considered on any measures related to our justice system. I am confident he will service the people of New York well in his new role.”
Reilly is the Ranking Member of the Assembly’s Standing Committee on Cities, as well as a member of the Standing Committees on Aging, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Higher Education, and Housing.