house Resolution No.365

The Speaker, on behalf of the entire membership, offered the following resolution:

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable Shane Hernandez.

Whereas, It is a true honor to recognize Representative Shane Hernandez upon the completion of his service to the Michigan House of Representatives. Representative Hernandez has been a passionate and hardworking advocate for his constituents in the Eighty-third District and the people of our state; and

Whereas, Before his election to the House in 2016, Representative Hernandez earned both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in architecture from Lawrence Technological University and worked in architectural design. He has also been active politically and in his church; and

Whereas, Representative Hernandez hit the ground running upon his arrival in Lansing, joining the Appropriations Committee and four of its subcommittees in his first term. He served as chair of the Transportation Subcommittee, vice chair of the School Aid and Education Subcommittee, and as a member of the Natural Resources and State Police subcommittees, taking on oversight of major aspects of the state budget as a freshman legislator. He also served on the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. In his second term, Representative Hernandez was named chair of the Appropriations Committee, shepherding the entire budget through the appropriations process, playing a key role in most of the major budgetary issues our state faced during the term, and touching every corner of state government. He also served on the Joint Capital Outlay Subcommittee, chaired the House Fiscal Agency Board of Governors, and was a member of the Legislative Council; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we offer this expression of tribute to commend and thank the Honorable Shane Hernandez for his notable contributions to this legislative body and to our state; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to Representative Hernandez as evidence of our gratitude and best wishes.