Author Archives: NMHouse2015

28 Feb
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House Labor Committee Votes to Suppress Local Input on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, on a party-line vote, the House Labor and Economic Development Committee tabled a bill that would have protected local input on the proposed locations of medical marijuana dispensaries within their communities. The legislation, House ...

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28 Feb
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CYFD Worker Protection Bill Passes House Appropriation and Finance Committee

House Bill 44 will be heard by the full House of Representatives next. Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon the House Appropriation and Finance Committee passed House Bill 44 on a bipartisan 15 to 1 vote. The bill sponsored by ...

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25 Feb
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House Passes Bill to Consolidate Local Elections

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight the House of Representatives passed House Bill 174, a bill to consolidate all local elections to the same day. The bill is sponsored by Reps. Paul Bandy (R-San Juan) and Jim Smith (R-Bernalillo, Sandoval and ...

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25 Feb
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Democrat Do Nothing Session on Its 38th Day

Lacking solutions to New Mexico’s challenges, Democrats spend the night choosing a state hamburger Santa Fe, NM – The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, lacking serious solutions to New Mexico’s challenges, continue to waste valuable legislative time. The legislative session is ...

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25 Feb
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Bipartisan Capital Outlay Reform Passes First Committee

Santa Fe, NM – This morning, the Senate Rules Committee voted to advance Senate Bill 262 sponsored by Sen. Joseph Cervantes (D-Doña Ana) and Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Valencia). The bill would reform New Mexico’s outdated capital outlay system. Specifically, Senate ...

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24 Feb
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House Rules Committee Blocks Public Access to Amendments in Context

Vote kills a previous practice which made amendments easily accessible to the public Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, eight Democrat members of the House Rules Committee voted to eliminate the posting of bills with the proposed amendment incorporated, a practice ...

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24 Feb
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Statement from Reps. Jason Harper and Dennis Roch on Senate Education Committee Approval of Teacher Leave Bill

Santa Fe, NM – Today the Senate Education Committee unanimously approved House Bill 241, a bill to allow teachers to use their contractually-allotted leave without it negatively affecting their annual performance evaluations. Reps. Jason Harper (R-Sandoval) and Dennis Roch (R-Quay) ...

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24 Feb
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Roswell Representatives Host Veterans Group at the NM Capitol

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, Reps. Bob Wooley (R-Chaves, Lea & Roosevelt), Candy Spence Ezzell (R-Chaves) and Greg Nibert (R-Chaves and Lincoln) hosted a group of Roswell area veterans for Military and Veterans Day at the New Mexico State Capitol. ...

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24 Feb
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Lt. Governor Signs Emergency Funding Measure for NM Courts

Santa Fe, NM – Today Lt. Gov. John Sanchez signed into law House Bill 261 sponsored by Reps. Nate Gentry (R-Bernalillo) and Zachary Cook (R-Lincoln and Otero), House Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) and Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto (D-Bernalillo). The new ...

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23 Feb
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Bipartisan School Employee Background Check Bill Passes House

Santa Fe, NM – Today the House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 190, a bill to require all public school employees have a background check on file, regardless of their date of hire. The bill is sponsored by Rep. ...

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