News From Rep. Yanez

Thursday, September 3, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) said today that he has introduced House Bill 4857 to specifically ban sky lanterns because of the threat they pose to people and property. Sky lanterns are a type of fireworks where a self-contained luminary device uses a balloon to become airborne, and while airborne has an open flame or other heat source.

“As a former Sterling Heights firefighter, I know that there is no safe way...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) has introduced a package of bills to repeal Michigan’s 2011 fireworks law that allows residents to buy bigger fireworks and shoot them off with almost no local regulations. Yanez’s bills, House Bills 4725 and 4726, would return Michigan to the safer, more peaceful fireworks restrictions that existed before 2011.

“As a former firefighter, I am acutely aware of the danger mishandled and misused fireworks pose,” said Yanez....

Friday, May 29, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) held the first of two town halls on roads last night in Sterling Heights, to hear directly from residents what they believe the state should do to fix and maintain the roads. Yanez met with residents at Henry Ford High School. Yanez will hold a second town hall on Thursday, June 4, from 6-8 p.m. at the Warren Consolidated Schools Performing Arts Center, 12901 15 Mile Road...

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 history does not predict how they...

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...

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