Rep. Reilly welcomes metro Detroit religious leader to lead House invocation

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township welcomed Father Stephen Pullis (center) to the state Capitol to lead Thursday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Pullis is the director of Evangelization Catechesis and Schools for the Archdiocese of Detroit. Joining them at the rostrum is Associate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Lilly.

Rep. Reilly testifies on plan addressing viewpoint neutrality within social media platforms

Bill cracks down on speech suppression in the new ‘public square’ State Representative John Reilly (R-Oakland Twp.) today testified before the House Communications and Technology Committee on his proposal to ensure social media networks presenting themselves to users as content- and viewpoint-neutral adhere to that framework and treat all viewpoints equally. Reilly said the measure…

Rep. Reilly hosts local first responder for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township hosted Chris Haney, an Emergency Medical Technician with Star EMS, on Wednesday for the Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the state Capitol. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and military members who died in the line of duty during the past year.

House panel advances Reilly plan protecting free speech

Legislation would hold public universities more accountable The House Oversight Committee today approved state Rep. John Reilly’s plan establishing and restoring free speech protections on Michigan’s public college campuses. Reilly, of Oakland, Township, said his legislation is a response to numerous violations of students’ First Amendment rights across several of the state’s taxpayer-funded colleges and…

Rep. Reilly bill would require social media platforms honor neutrality

Legislation would prohibit discrimination in the new “public square” State Representative John Reilly (R-Oakland Twp.) has introduced legislation to ensure social media networks that present themselves as content- and viewpoint-neutral do indeed treat all viewpoints equally. Reilly said the proposal addresses numerous revelations that major social media networks are manipulating content without the knowledge or…

Rep. Reilly: Shackling of youth during court proceedings often unnecessary

Legislation creates framework for using restraints on juveniles State Rep. John Reilly has introduced legislation to end the indiscriminate use of restraints on juveniles during court proceedings. At least 32 states have rules, statutes or administrative orders prohibiting or limiting the indiscriminate shackling of youth. Because Michigan has no such regulation, Reilly said juvenile defendants…

Rep. Reilly unveils plan enhancing charitable gaming in Michigan

State Rep. John Reilly, of Oakland Township, this week unveiled legislation making it easier for non-profits and charitable organizations to raise money through fundraising events involving casino-style gaming. The events, referred to as “millionaire parties,” are crucial fundraising initiatives for Lions Clubs, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, veterans groups, schools and other entities across Michigan. Charities…

Rep. Reilly sets local office hours for June

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township invites residents to join him in Oxford and Orion Township for monthly local office hours on Monday, June 17. Rep. Reilly’s office will meet with residents at the following times and locations: 6 to 7 p.m. at Oxford Public Library, 530 Pontiac St. in Oxford; and 7:30 to…

Rep. Reilly welcomes Lake Orion students to testify at Capitol

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township today welcomed middle school students from Lake Orion Community Schools to the state Capitol to testify in the House Natural Resources & Outdoor Recreation Committee. The group from Waldon Middle School were in Lansing to urge legislators to adopt the eastern wild turkey as the official game bird…

Rep. Reilly, House approve bipartisan solution to lower car insurance rates

State Rep. John Reilly once again voted in support of a plan to significantly lower car insurance rates for Oakland County. The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for car accident victims, and combating fraudulent claims….

Rep. Reilly plan expanding parameters for foster homes approved in House vote

Larger licensed facilities will be able to help more children in need The Michigan House on Tuesday voted to advance legislation sponsored by state Rep. John Reilly, of Oakland Township, increasing abilities for larger-scale foster homes to provide caring environments for Michigan children. House Bill 4095 allows state licensed residential youth foster care facilities to…

Rep. Reilly introduces plan to crack down on ‘swatting’

State Rep. John Reilly this week introduced a plan to crack down on “swatting” – a practice where people make false reports alleging serious crimes in an attempt to get a SWAT team deployed to a specific location. Reilly, of Oakland Township, said swatting is an increasingly common crime that must be taken seriously. Incidents…