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…