Rep. Sheppard invites residents to in-district office hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, of Temperance, today invited Monroe County residents to meet with him during his February in-district office hours. “I’ve scheduled office hours at a variety of times and locations throughout Monroe County in an effort to be available to anyone who would like to meet with me face-to-face,” Sheppard said. “We just…

Sheppard to chair House Financial Services Committee

Monroe County representative appointed to three other key panels State Rep. Jason Sheppard, of Temperance, today was appointed by Speaker Tom Leonard to serve as chair of the House Financial Services Committee for the 2017-18 legislative session. The Financial Services Committee is responsible for considering issues related to the regulation of banks, credit unions and…

Rep. Sheppard posts perfect voting record during first term

State Rep. Jason Sheppard has completed his first term in office with a perfect voting record, taking part in all 1,261 roll-call votes since he was sworn into office in January 2015. “I made a commitment to represent the people of the 56th District in Lansing, and by voting on every issue I ensure their…

Rep. Sheppard applauds Legislature’s approval of energy reform plan

State Rep. Jason Sheppard issued the following statement today following bipartisan approval of Senate Bills 437 and 438, a sweeping energy reform plan: “Michigan has been facing a looming energy capacity shortfall that would have a crippling effect on our state’s economy,” said Rep. Sheppard, R-Temperance. “The comprehensive plan we approved secures Michigan’s energy future…

Rep. Sheppard releases December in-district meeting schedule

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, invites residents of the 56th House District to meet with him during one of three informal meetings scheduled this month. “I enjoy having these opportunities to meet face-to-face with residents and answer any questions they might have about state government,” Rep. Sheppard said. “Hearing about the things that matter to…

Rep. Sheppard releases October meeting schedule

‘Sit Down with Sheppard’ sessions to be held in 56th House District State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, invites residents of the 56th House District to “Sit Down with Sheppard” during one of five informal meetings scheduled in October. “It’s very important to me that people have plenty of opportunities to share their thoughts and concerns,…

Rep. Sheppard introduces bill to rein in Michigan’s exorbitant auto insurance rates

Legislation would provide much-needed relief to Michigan drivers, who are paying some of the highest car insurance premiums in the country State Rep. Jason Sheppard (R-Temperance) today introduced legislation, House Bill 5951, to tackle Michigan’s outrageously high auto insurance rates, which are among the highest in the nation. “This legislation would offer consumers more choices,…

Legislation cracking down on human trafficking gains House approval

Barrett, Sheppard bills criminalize businesses that profit from sex trade The Michigan House of Representatives today approved a plan by state Reps. Tom Barrett and Jason Sheppard to crack down on immoral people who profit from human trafficking. “Although Michigan law criminalizes prostitution and human trafficking, it does not address situations involving a person who…

Rep. Sheppard lauds House passage of legislation to increase transparency

10-bill package will expand FOIA, create Legislative Open Records Act State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, today praised the House’s passage of a comprehensive plan to make the Legislature and governor’s office more transparent. Rep. Sheppard sponsored a bill in the 10-piece package, which creates the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA) and amends the Freedom of…

Rep. Sheppard honored with MMA Legislator of the Year award

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, has been recognized with the Michigan Manufacturers Association’s Legislator of the Year award. Manufacturers joined state and local leaders to honor Rep. Sheppard in Lansing on Tuesday during the annual MMA Legislative Reception. The Legislator of the Year Award recognizes legislators for their leadership and dedication to Michigan’s manufacturing sector…

Rep. Sheppard sponsors legislation cracking down on sex tourism

State Rep. Jason Sheppard’s legislation to punish people who engage in the promotion or sale of sex tourism was approved Tuesday by the House Committee on Criminal Justice. House Bill 5838, sponsored by Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Potterville, and HB 5839, sponsored by Rep. Sheppard, make it a felony to knowingly sell or offer services that…

Rep. Sheppard announces in-district meeting schedule

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, invites residents of the 56th House District to “Sit Down with Sheppard” during one of four informal meetings scheduled this month. “In an effort to be available to everyone who wants to meet with me I have added some evening hours to my schedule,” Rep. Sheppard said. “I encourage people…