Author Archives: NMHouse2015

07 Feb
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Lawmakers Agree on Bipartisan Compromise to Fund NM Courts

Santa Fe, NM – Today House leadership of both parties agreed on a compromise amendment to provide emergency funding to New Mexico’s judiciary branch. The compromise was adopted as an amendment to House Bill 261 in the House Appropriations and ...

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07 Feb
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Rep. Bill Rehm Introduces Bill to Increase Penalties for Recklessly Driving a Stolen Vehicle

  Santa Fe, NM – Rep. William “Bill” Rehm (R-Bernalillo) has introduced legislation to increase penalties for drivers who recklessly drive stolen vehicles and injure or kill innocent New Mexicans. House Bill 328 would establish new sentencing standards for individuals ...

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02 Feb
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Rep. Rebecca Dow Presents Memorial Honoring William Murray Ryan

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Rep. Rebecca Dow presented a memorial in remembrance of William Murray Ryan, a former state representative from Silver City who passed away on January 7, 2017. Dow’s memorial, House Memorial 21, honored Ryan’s decades of ...

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02 Feb
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Reps. Jason Harper and Dennis Roch Present Bill to Ease Teacher Leave Penalty

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, Reps. Jason Harper (R-Sandoval) and Dennis Roch (R-Quay) presented House Bill 241 to the House Labor and Economic Development Committee. The bipartisan bill is cosponsored by Reps. Stephanie Garcia Richard (D-Los Alamos) and Christine ...

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01 Feb
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Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes Praises New Solar Power Plant in Albuquerque

Santa Fe, NM – Today Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) joined Gov. Susana Martinez for an announcement of a new solar power plant in Albuquerque. This morning, the governor announced that the Public Service Company of New Mexico has contracted with ...

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01 Feb
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Rep. Rebecca Dow Successfully Defends Consent Decree Funding

Santa Fe, NM – Acknowledging the concerns raised by Rep. Rebecca Dow (R-Grant, Hidalgo and Sierra), Gov. Susana Martinez used her line item veto authority to protect the state’s Natural Resources Trustee Fund and avoid violating a Consent Decree directing ...

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31 Jan
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House Republicans Applaud Gov. Martinez’s Actions on Solvency Package

Santa Fe, NM – House Republicans praised Gov. Susana Martinez’s actions to accept the solvency package while protecting funding for classroom instruction and a key economic development tool. This afternoon, Gov. Martinez signed Senate Bill 113, Senate Bill 114, and ...

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31 Jan
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Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes Presents Legislation to Combat Reckless Driving to House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee

Democrat-majority of the committee votes to table bill after little discussion. Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) presented legislation aimed at reducing reckless driving incidents on New Mexico’s roads to the House Consumer and Public Affairs ...

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31 Jan
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Rep. Kelly Fajardo Leads Effort to Reform New Mexico’s Capital Outlay System

Santa Fe, NM – Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Valencia) and Sen. Joseph Cervantes (D-Doña Ana) introduced legislation to reform New Mexico’s capital outlay system. Their bill, Senate Bill 262, would create a new transparent evaluation process to allocate funding to the ...

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31 Jan
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House Republicans Press for Specifics on Plan to Drain Permanent Fund

Several questions posed by lawmakers left unanswered Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday the Republican members of the House Education Committee pressed supporters of House Joint Resolution 1 to explain their plan to drain New Mexico’s permanent fund for unspecified early ...

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