News From Rep. Yanez

Thursday, February 16, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) said today that he will continue to lead the fight to repeal Michigan’s fireworks law and has introduced bills to repeal the fireworks law and ban sky lanterns.

“I hear all the time from my friends, neighbors and constituents that our fireworks law isn’t working as intended to prevent individuals from shooting off fireworks all times of the night, all times of the year,” said Yanez. “Loud...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives approved State Rep. Bill Sowerby’s (D-Clinton Township) House Concurrent Resolution 1 today asking Gov. Rick Snyder to extend the state of emergency for the city of Fraser because of the ongoing threat posed by the sinkhole that opened up on Dec. 24, 2016. The current state of emergency declared by the governor is set to expire this Friday, Feb. 3. The House approved HCR 1 today by a...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) introduced legislation today to protect job applicants, assist veterans and penalize companies who take tax deductions when they move their jobs out of Michigan.

“Taking care of our veterans, making sure that we treat job applicants fairly and keeping our good-paying jobs here in Michigan is just common sense, and that is why I will continue to fight to pass these bills and see them signed into...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) hosted the Honorable Douglas P. Shepherd of the 41A District Court tonight for Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address.

“I am very pleased to have Judge Shepherd join me in Lansing tonight to hear the governor’s plan for our state,” said Yanez. “Judge Shepherd is very active in our community, especially with high school students through the Judges United with Students and Teachers (J.U.S.T.) program...

Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) attended the 2017 State of the State address at the state Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, with special guest the Honorable Douglas P. Shepherd of the 41A District Court.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. John Chirkun (D-Roseville), Patrick Green (D-Warren), Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores), William Sowerby (D-Clinton Township) and Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) took the oath of office today as the Michigan House of Representatives officially opened the 2017-18 legislative session.

“It is an honor to continue serving the people of House District 22,” said Chirkun. “I look forward to continuing my efforts to protect our workers, families, students and senior citizens by making...

State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) is ceremonially sworn in by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack at the official opening of the 99th session of the Michigan House of Representatives on Jan. 11, 2017. With him are and staff Robert Becker and Thomas Steinbis, his wife, Jane, and intern Nick Strunk.