Author Archives: NMHouse2015

22 Feb
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House Passes Legislation to Raise Awareness on Link Between Animal Abuse and Intra-family Violence

Santa Fe, NM – This evening, the House of Representatives unanimously approved House Joint Memorial 6 sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo). The memorial requests that the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) ...

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21 Feb
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Bipartisan Bill to Support NM Businesses Passes House of Representatives

Bill sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes and Sen. Michael Padilla would reserve 1/3 of state contracts for resident businesses  Santa Fe, NM – Last night the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) ...

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21 Feb
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Chaves County 4-H Council Visits Roundhouse

Santa Fe, NM – Today, six members of the Chaves County 4-H Council traveled to Santa Fe to observe the Legislature and visit with local lawmakers. Reps. Candy Spence Ezzell (R-Chaves) and Greg Nibert (R-Chaves and Lincoln) welcomed the 4-H ...

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21 Feb
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House Advances Bipartisan Bill to Expand NM Broadband

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight the House of Representatives approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim Smith (R-Bernalillo, Sandoval and Santa Fe) to establish a statewide broadband network in New Mexico and help create new job opportunities in communities across ...

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21 Feb
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Artesia House Delegation Sponsors Certificate Recognizing Local High School Junior

Alexandra Mauritsan recognized for perfect ACT score; sings national anthem to open floor session Santa Fe, NM – Today, two legislators representing the Artesia area, Reps. Candy Spence Ezzell (R-Chaves) and Jim Townsend (R-Chaves, Eddy and Otero), joined Rep. Jane ...

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21 Feb
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House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Remove Teacher Leave Penalty

  Santa Fe, NM – This evening, the House of Representatives approved House Bill 241, a bill sponsored by Reps. Jason Harper (R-Sandoval) and Dennis Roch (R-Quay) to allow teachers to use their contractually-allotted sick leave without the fear they ...

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20 Feb
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Children First Protection Bill Unanimously Passes House Education Committee

Santa Fe, NM – This morning the House Education Committee unanimously approved House Bill 190, a bill sponsored by Rep. David Adkins (R-Bernalillo). The legislation would require all public education employees to complete a fingerprint-based background check, regardless of when ...

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18 Feb
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“Three Strikes” Bill Advances

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, a bill sponsored by Rep. Nate Gentry (R-Bernalillo) to reform New Mexico’s “three strikes” law advanced through the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee on a unanimous vote. The legislation, House Bill 54, moves next ...

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18 Feb
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Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes’ Bill to Fight Financial Elder Abuse Passes House Committee

Santa Fe, NM – A bill sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) to prevent the financial exploitation of elders unanimously passed the House Business and Industry Committee this afternoon. Her legislation, House Bill 326, would help protect seniors from fraud ...

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17 Feb
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Senate Committee Approves Bipartisan Compromise to Fund NM Courts

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, the Senate Finance Committee approved a bipartisan proposal to provide emergency funding to New Mexico’s judiciary branch. The committee agreed to send an amended version of House Bill 261 to the full Senate earlier ...

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