Hernandez bill protects concealed pistol license holders

‘Punishment should fit the crime’ for people who forget to renew CPL The House Judiciary Committee today advanced state Rep. Shane Hernandez’s bill protecting concealed pistol license (CPL) holders from facing excessive and unreasonable punishments simply for forgetting to renew their licenses before the expiration date. CPL holders currently face the possibility of a five-year…

Rep. Hernandez joined by local first responder for Sept. 11 ceremony

                  PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Shane Hernandez, of Port Huron, on Thursday was joined by Sanilac County Sheriff’s Deputy and U.S. Coast Guard veteran Luke Zeller as his guest for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and…

Rep. Hernandez highlights progress made on top priorities

State Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron today said he is pleased of the progress made so far this legislative session on the issues most important to the people of Sanilac and St. Clair counties, however he cautions that there is still much work left to do. “When I meet with residents in our district…

House passes Rep. Hernandez bill allowing charitable fundraising on public roads

‘Fill the boot’ bill advances to Gov. Rick Snyder The Michigan House of Representatives gave final legislative approval today authored by state Rep. Shane Hernandez which will allow charitable and civic organizations to solicit funds on and near Michigan roadways. “Groups like the Lions Club of Michigan and local firefighters have been safely doing this…

Rep. Hernandez: Caro Center Psychiatric Hospital will remain local

State Rep, Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) worked with House colleagues well into the night Tuesday putting the final touches on the 2018 Michigan budget.  As part of final budget negotiations, Rep. Hernandez worked with several House and Senate colleagues to ensure that the Caro Center Psychiatric Hospital will remain at or near its current location….

Hernandez: ‘The citizens of Michigan demand we improve our roads without raising taxes’

Lansing – State Representative Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) praised the transportation budget that moved out of conference committee today with major changes to what Governor Snyder originally offered.  Throughout budget negotiations, Rep. Hernandez has insisted that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) shift money away from administrative and planning costs, and put those funds towards…

Hernandez leading fight to eliminate unnecessary state licenses

State Representative Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) today introduced legislation aimed at eliminating an unnecessary state license. Currently, individuals who use the title “landscape architect” must pay a $280 fee to the state every two years in order to renew their license.  As Governor Snyder’s Office of Regulatory Reinvention noted in its 2012 report, this does…

House passes bill creating optional “Choose Life” license plate

The Michigan House of Representatives today passed legislation that if signed by Governor Snyder will allow Michigan motorists to purchase a “Choose Life” license plate for their vehicles.  State Rep. Shane Hernandez urged his colleagues to support the legislation from the House floor as it mirrors legislation he introduced earlier this year. “These license plates…

House passes Rep. Hernandez bill allowing charitable fundraising on public roads

‘Fill the boot’ bill now moves to the Senate The Michigan House of Representatives passed legislation today authored by state Rep. Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) which will allow charitable and civic organizations to solicit funds on and near Michigan roadways.  House Bill 4160 passed with strong bipartisan support. “Groups like the Lions Club of Michigan…

Rep. Hernandez Introduces Resolution to Improve Emergency Communication

Representative Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) introduced a house resolution that passed today as part of his continuing efforts to ensure residents in border areas receive more timely updates in the event of emergencies.  Rep. Hernandez began working with local officials in February after Port Huron residents voiced their frustration with not having timely information regarding…

Rep. Hernandez lauds budget’s strong commitment to roads

State Rep. Shane Hernandez today voted in the House Appropriations Committee for passage of the state budget, applauding the plan’s dedication to improving Michigan’s transportation system. Hernandez, of Port Huron, who serves as chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, said panel focused on solutions to fix the state’s roads and bridges. “We need to…

Rep. Hernandez bill to allow charitable fundraising on public roads receives hearing

State Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron today testified before the House Transportation Committee regarding his legislation to allow charitable and civic organizations to solicit funds on and near Michigan roadways, if certain conditions are met. The bill legalizes the common practice of charitable organizations and provides a safer environment for fundraising. “Small donations have a…

Rep. Hernandez announces April office hours

State Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron will host two office hour events on Saturday, April 22. 9 to 10 a.m. at Camm Café at 55 N Howard Ave in Croswell, 12 to 1 p.m. at D-Ville Diner at 3474 Main Street in Deckerville. “These office hours are a great opportunity for legislators to listen…

Rep. Hernandez Following Through on Commitment to Help Improve Roads

Lansing – State Representative Shane Hernandez chaired a House Appropriations Subcommittee meeting Tuesday that moved a Transportation budget which many see as a challenge to the status quo.  Within the recommended budget are requirements that the Michigan Department of Transportation shift money away from administrative and planning costs, and put it towards fixing Michigan roads. “I’ve…