News From Rep. Yanez

Thursday, May 21, 2015

          LANSING – State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) introduced legislation today to create the “Job Applicant Credit Privacy Act.” The bill would prohibit an employer from making employment decisions based upon an individual’s credit history. The bill does not, however, prevent an employer from inquiring about an individual’s credit history if it is relevant to a particular position, such as a position in a financial institution. 

          “A person’s credit...

Thursday, May 14, 2015

STERLING HEIGHTS – State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) invites residents to two town hall meetings to share their thoughts on Michigan roads and road funding.

“Michigan residents went to the polls recently and told my colleagues that they didn’t approve of the funding plan in Proposal 1, so I want to talk with them about what needs to be done to repair and maintain our roads,” said Yanez. “I want to listen to their...

Monday, May 11, 2015

          LANSING – State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) has introduced a bill calling for transparency within the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association. House Bill 4386 includes calling for the MCCA to open its books and its meetings to the public and explain how the annual MCCA fee drivers must pay as part of their insurance policy is determined.

          “The MCCA has operated in secrecy since it began, and it’s time...

Thursday, April 30, 2015

             LANSING – State Representatives Derek Miller (D-Warren), John Chirkun (D-Roseville) and Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) said today that General Motors’ announcement that it will invest $139.5 million in its Warren facility is good for workers, local economies that will gain from additional spending from suppliers and workers, and the state economy which will grow from GM’s increased investments.

            “This morning’s announcement of General Motors’ investment of $139.5 million for improvements...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) today introduced legislation creating stronger oversight on the sale of antique ivory and a ban on the sale and import of illegal ivory in Michigan.

            “While the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has banned importing ivory harvested after 1976 in accordance with a global ban on ivory, they can do little to prevent its trade and sale after it has been smuggled into the country, and...