News From Rep. Yanez

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 that...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) saw his House Bill 4064 receive committee approval today. The bill extends the property tax credit for disabled veteran homeowners to disabled veterans who rent or lease their homes.

“We did the right thing when we passed a law exempting 100 percent disabled veterans from property tax liability, but we fell short of all that we needed to do when we failed to include disabled veterans and...

Thursday, March 26, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) introduced House Concurrent Resolution 6 today that would block Gov. Rick Snyder’s merger of the Departments of Community Health and Human Services until he explains how this will lead to cost savings, administrative efficiencies and improved services to Michigan residents.

“Michigan is not a laboratory and our most vulnerable citizens – the seniors, children and struggling families served by DCH and DHS programs – are not guinea...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) recently introduced House Bill 4349 to require all facilities acting as a group home or adult foster care facility to be licensed with the state. Adult foster care facilities provide care for those adults who need supervision on an ongoing basis but do not need continuous nursing care. Those that provide only some services to this population do not have to be licensed.

“Adults living in foster...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

LANSING—Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint), Senator Steve Bieda (D-Warren), state Representatives Derek Miller (D-Warren) and Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) joined Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Flint Township) today to discuss new trade deals currently being negotiated with foreign nations, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which if enacted without strong currency and consumer protection provisions could mean the loss of thousands of good-paying Michigan jobs.

Accompanying Congressman Kildee’s visit to address a joint Caucus of the Michigan...