Rep. Lilly will serve as vice chair of new Ways and Means Committee

State Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, has been appointed to serve as vice chair on the newly created House Ways and Means Committee, and sit on the Government Operations Committee. Committee appointments were announced this week by House Speaker Lee Chatfield. Both committees are among the four with the authority to send bills directly to…

Rep. Lilly: 2019 will bring much-needed fireworks reform in Michigan

State Rep. Jim Lilly’s measures giving local communities more control over the sale, use and safety of consumer-grade fireworks have been signed into law heading into the new year. Lilly’s solution helps address the growing problems facing communities since the legalization of fireworks in 2011. His new laws will tighten the requirements for selling consumer-grade…

Rep. Lilly posts perfect voting record for first term

State Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township, finished his first term in the state House with a perfect voting record, taking part in all 1,554 votes during the 2017-2018 session. “It is a tremendous honor to be my community’s voice at the state Capitol,” Rep. Lilly said. “I take my responsibility to show up and vote…

Signed Rep. Lilly plan allows for donation of unclaimed items or property

Within the season of giving, a recently signed plan offered by state Rep. Jim Lilly will allow unclaimed property in the possession of law enforcement agencies to be donated and put to good use within their communities. Current law prohibits law enforcement from donating stolen or abandoned property that is not reclaimed by a rightful…

Legislature launches Lilly’s fireworks plan to the governor

The Michigan House today provided final legislative approval to give local communities more control over the sale, use and safety of consumer-grade fireworks, passing a bipartisan plan authored by Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township. Lilly’s plan helps address the growing problems plaguing communities since the legalization of fireworks in 2011. House Bill 5939 tightens…

Lilly’s fireworks plan blasts out of the House

The Michigan House today voted to give local communities more control over the sale, use and safety of consumer-grade fireworks after approving bipartisan plan authored by Rep. Jim Lilly. Lilly’s plan, House Bills 5939 and 5941, helps resolve the growing problems plaguing communities since the legalization of fireworks in 2011. HB 5939 tightens the requirements…

Rep. Lilly’s firework measures rocket through House committee

The House Regulatory Reform Committee Wednesday approved two separate plans authored by state Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, regarding the use and safety of consumer fireworks in Michigan. House Bill 5939 enhances the abilities of local municipalities to determine the times consumer fireworks may be fired off within their city limits. “While a majority…

Rep. Lilly to help shape House committee assignments

Legislator will chair temporary Committee on Committees State Rep. Jim Lilly will play a key role in recommending House committee assignments for the 2019-20 Michigan House legislative session after being named chair of the Committee on Committees by Speaker-elect Rep. Lee Chatfield. Lilly, who also was selected last week to serve as associate speaker pro…

Rep. Lilly elected to 2019-20 House leadership position

Ottawa County lawmaker will serve as associate speaker pro tempore State Rep. Jim Lilly has been elected by his peers to serve as associate speaker pro tempore for the 2019-20 legislative session of the Michigan House of Representatives. “I am humbled that my colleagues have elected me to help lead the House next session as…

STATEMENT: Rep. Lilly responds to report of PFAS at elementary school in Grand Haven

In response to reports of PFAS contamination at Robinson Elementary School in Grand Haven, Rep. Jim Lilly issued the following statement: “Our state must and will put first the safety and security of all Michigan families, especially our children. State and local authorities are already working diligently to provide the students at Robinson Elementary with…

Rep. Lilly: More practical occupational licensing procedure needed at state level

The Michigan House today unanimously approved a plan authored by state Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, allowing people to receive advance notice of whether or not they will qualify for a state-issued occupational license. Under Lilly’s plan, people can apply through a state department to learn whether or not their criminal record disqualifies them…

Rep. Lilly invites residents to local office hours

State Rep. Jim Lilly invites local residents to join his for local office hours on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Office hours are an opportunity for people to address the representative face-to-face with any questions or concerns about state government. “I never take for granted the opportunity to speak directly with the people I represent,” said Lilly,…

Rep. Lilly welcomes local first responders to Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jim Lilly today welcomed Captain John Woliffs Undersheriff Valerie Weiss to the Michigan Capitol rotunda for the annual House of Representatives Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony. House members invited first responders from their communities to be their guests for the service that also honors Michigan first responders and military who lost their…