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…

Rep. Hernandez introduces legislation to reduce unnecessary restrictions on charities

State Rep. Shane Hernandez has introduced legislation to clarify Michigan law and protect local charities from unnecessary harassment. Hernandez, R-Port Huron, sponsored a bill to allow charitable organizations to continue longstanding practices of collecting money in public roadways under strict guidelines. “What we’re attempting to do is simply remove laws from the books which are…

Rep. Hernandez: New proposal empowers the people by expanding FOIA

State Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron today joined a bipartisan effort to make Michigan’s state government more accountable by broadening public records disclosure laws. Hernandez joined House members unveiling legislation to make state representatives and senators subject to a law paralleling the Freedom of Information Act. The legislation also broadens FOIA to include the…

Rep. Hernandez named Chair of Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation

State Representative Shane Hernandez has been selected by Speaker Tom Leonard to serve on five House committees during the 99th Legislature, including an appointment to Chair the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation. Hernandez, R-Port Huron, will also serve on the House Appropriation Subcommittees for:  School Aid, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Department of State…

Rep. Hernandez Praises Commitment to Transparency in Michigan House

Speaker of the House Tom Leonard has insisted that the financial disclosure and transparency website for the Michigan House of Representatives now includes access to salary information for representatives and House employees. “When it comes to cleaning up government, I believe sunshine is the best disinfectant,” said Rep. Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron).  “I commend Speaker…

Rep. Hernandez sworn in for first term

State Rep. Shane Hernandez, R-Port Huron, was sworn in today at the state Capitol for his first term as state Representative for the 83rd House District. Rep. Hernandez was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman in the House chamber. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Erlinda and Ralph Meredith, Chief Justice Stephen Markman, Marilyn Meredith, Renee…