Assemblymembers Reilly & Tannousis introduce legislation to address shortsighted loophole created during rushed effort to legalize marijuana in New York

Reilly and Tannousis believe that the State Legislature’s current proposal fails to deter individuals from driving-while-high, especially those who are under the age of 21.  The MRTA presents many issues, mainly the impact that it will have on traffic safety.  There is a great deal of concern that it will become virtually impossible to hold those who drive under the influence of marijuana criminally responsible, endangering both motorists and pedestrians.

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly on the nearly three month long wait for a government-led vaccination site on Staten Island’s South Shore

“I find it disheartening that another month will soon pass with no word from city officials on the status of repeated requests from myself and my local government colleagues for a permanent and dedicated COVID-19 vaccination site on Staten Island’s South Shore.  Despite proposing several potential locations for city officials to scout, they have failed to follow through on their promises made to both me and my colleagues that they would consider them.”

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Reilly announces community partnership with Super Health Pharmacy to provide COVID-19 vaccination appointments on Staten Island’s South Shore

Assemblymember Michael Reilly announced today a community partnership between his office and Super Health Pharmacy, a local pharmacy located in Staten Island’s Pleasant Plains neighborhood, to provide a limited number of appointments for eligible Staten Island residents to receive the two-shot Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

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Reilly & Tannousis join Assembly Republican effort to overturn Governor Cuomo’s arbitrary restaurant mandates

Republicans in both the Assembly and Senate are calling for the repeal of two of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders:  one which forces restaurants to close early, currently 11 p.m., and another which requires customers to purchase food with any order of an alcoholic beverage.

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Reilly joins Assembly Republican Conference to introduce impeachment resolution against Governor Cuomo

Assembly Democrats have rejected multiple calls to create a bipartisan Impeachment Commission.  However, with mounting scandals and recent statements from conference leaders and rank-and-file legislators, the Assembly Republican Conference is now planning to immediately introduce a resolution to remove the Governor.

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly following remarks made earlier today by Governor Cuomo

“As Governor Cuomo and his administration become further embroiled in scandal, it has become clear to me that he is no longer able to serve effectively without distraction.  States throughout the country are reopening and New York must soon follow, beginning a new chapter of the post-pandemic recovery that will undoubtedly require the full attention of not just our legislative leaders, but of the Governor as well.  Governor Cuomo’s thinly veiled threats against sitting elected officials, as well as his repeated denial of misconduct in regard to several scandals, will only distract from our state’s recovery.”

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly regarding the cancellation of session today by Assembly Democrats

“You would think that after two weeks of inaction, Assembly Democrats would finally be ready to do their job – but no.  The Assembly Republican Conference, in an effort to ensure that holding Governor Cuomo accountable remained a priority, attached an amendment to every bill that was supposed to be considered by the Assembly today.  None of the original bills would have addressed the Governor’s emergency powers.  Assembly Democrats took their inaction one step further today by canceling session just to avoid voting on the amendment attached to every bill.”

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly on the recent allegations of sexual harassment made against Governor Andrew Cuomo

“I believe that an independent investigation into these allegations, far beyond Governor Cuomo’s sphere of influence, is necessary if we want to discover the truth.  Former Federal Judge Barbara Jones, while probably an extremely honorable individual, is known to Governor Cuomo and therefore not unbiased.  We also know that the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) is incapable of operating independently from the Governor.”

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly regarding New York State Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker’s testimony at today’s Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Health

“While I am not a member of any of the committees that participated in today’s budget hearing, I did monitor Commissioner Zucker’s testimony, which spanned several hours.  Today’s hearing makes clear the need for not only a legislative hearing dedicated to these concerns specifically but also an independent investigation to determine whether the Cuomo Administration’s actions were criminal or unethical.”

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Reilly introduces legislation to ensure that local law enforcement agencies lead investigations of serious and fatal traffic collisions; opposes City Council effort to restrict NYPD’s criminal investigation of such incidents

Reilly’s legislation, which is still pending a bill number but can be viewed online, would amend Subdivision 1 of Section 603-a of the state’s vehicle and traffic law so that no municipality would be permitted to transfer the primary investigating authority of traffic collisions involving serious injury or death to a non-law enforcement agency.

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