Representative Hernandez praises House passage of UIA reform legislation

Lansing – State Representative Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) praised his colleagues in the Michigan House of Representatives today for the passage of bipartisan legislation that helps fix many issues within the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). The package of bills that passed with widespread bipartisan support addresses the failures of the UIA based on the findings…

Hernandez praises House action to clean up Michigan lakes and rivers

State Representative Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) praised the members of the Michigan House of Representatives for passing SB 402 in overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion. The legislation allows the state greater flexibility when awarding grants to communities for projects needed to alleviate urgent public health risks, and protect the drinking water of Michigan families. “Clean water is…

Hernandez bill protects concealed pistol license holders

‘Punishment should fit the crime’ for people who forget to renew CPL Legislation introduced by state Representative Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) passed the Michigan House of Representatives today with large bipartisan support. House Bill 4458 would protect concealed pistol license (CPL) holders from facing excessive and unreasonable punishments simply for forgetting to renew their licenses…

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…