Author Archives: NMHouse2015

28 Feb
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House Committee Unanimously Approves “Right to Try” Legislation

Santa Fe, NM – Late last night, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved House Bill 228, known as the “Right to Try Act.”  The bill is sponsored by Rep. Rebecca Dow (R-Grant, Hidalgo and Sierra).  It had been amended by ...

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28 Feb
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Lottery Scholarship Bill Clears Final Committee

House Bill 250 now heads to the House floor. Santa Fe, NM – A bill to improve New Mexico’s lottery scholarship program was unanimously passed by the House Business and Industry Committee yesterday. House Bill 250 is sponsored by Reps. ...

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28 Feb
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House Committee Kills Popular Proposal to Expand Baby Brianna’s Law

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, in a stunning party-line vote, the House Appropriations and Finance Committee tabled House Bill 45, a bill to expand Baby Brianna’s Law to all individuals convicted of intentional child abuse resulting in death, regardless of their ...

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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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