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…

Updated information for trucks providing wildfire relief aid

Last week our office confirmed that Indiana, Illinois and Missouri have agreed to waive permit fees for Michigan farm trucks providing relief to the Texas panhandle region 1.1 million acre wildfire disaster. Subsequently our office has learned that Indiana is now streamlining and simplifying the process. We are pleased to have assisted in reaching these…

Representative Hernandez praises local farmers in wildfire relief efforts

Representative Shane Hernandez is proud to assist Michigan farmers who have generously come to the aid of ranchers in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas where wildfires have devastated approximately 1.1 million acres of ranch land creating a state of emergency for cattle ranchers. “The efforts of these local farmers were brought to our attention when a…

Rep. Hernandez: House takes step toward more transparency

State Rep. Shane Hernandez today voted on a bipartisan legislative package that makes state government more accountable to the people it serves. Hernandez, of Port Huron, said the 11-bill legislative package makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators…

Rep. Hernandez celebrates March is Reading Month

State Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron celebrated March is Reading Month this week by reading to children in schools throughout Sanilac County. “It is extremely important that children develop a love of reading early in life,” said Hernandez, “As parents and educators, one of the best ways we can equip our children for success…

Rep. Hernandez Working to Improve Emergency Communications

Last week residents in the Port Huron area watched with great concern as large flames rose from the Imperial Oil plant in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Rep. Hernandez of Port Huron has already begun working to improve communications between first responders in Sarnia and Port Huron. Rep. Hernandez received countless constituent inquiries regarding the incident. “In…

Rep. Hernandez welcomes local pastor for House invocation

    State Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron today welcomed the Rev. Donald R. Derby to the Capitol where he delivered the invocation prior to House session. Rev. Derby is the pastor of Heritage United Methodist Church in Snover. He was invited as part of House tradition in which lawmakers bring local clergy to…