Author Archives: NMHouse2015

15 Feb
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House Passes Data Breach Notification Act

Santa Fe, NM – This evening, the House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 15, known as the Data Breach Notification Act. The legislation is sponsored by Rep. Bill Rehm (R-Bernalillo). House Bill 15 would require service providers to implement ...

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15 Feb
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House Approves Bill to Remediate Carlsbad Brine Well

Santa Fe, NM – This evening, the House of Representatives passed a bill to help remediate an abandoned brine well in the city of Carlsbad. House Bill 29, which aims to prevent a potential cavern collapse that could cause significant ...

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14 Feb
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Legislators Unveil Plan to Reboot NM Tax Code

Santa Fe, NM – Today a bipartisan group of legislators introduced their bill to reform New Mexico’s sales tax structure. Their plan, House Bill 412, also called the New Mexico Tax Reform Act, aims to simplify the state’s Gross Receipt ...

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14 Feb
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Public Official “Cooling Off” Bill Continues to Advance

Santa Fe, NM – Last night, the House Judiciary Committee approved House Bill 73, a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo) to enhance “cooling off” standards for New Mexico public officials. The bill is cosponsored by Rep. Joanne Ferrary ...

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14 Feb
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House Judiciary Passes Bill to Protect CYFD Workers

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Reps. Monica Youngblood (R-Bernalillo) and Sharon Clahchischilliage (R-San Juan) to shield child protective service employees from harm. Their legislation, House Bill 44, would increase protections ...

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14 Feb
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House Committee Kills Bill to Protect New Mexicans from Voyeurs

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee tabled a bill to expand the definition of voyeurism. The legislation is sponsored by Reps. Sharon Clahchischilliage (R-San Juan) and Monica Youngblood (R-Bernalillo). House Bill 159 would ...

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14 Feb
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House Judiciary Approves Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes’ Bill to Expand Baby Brianna’s Law

Santa Fe, NM ­­– This afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved House Bill 45, a bill sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) to apply Baby Brianna’s Law to all perpetrators of intentional child abuse resulting in death, regardless ...

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11 Feb
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Bill to Ease Teacher Leave Penalty Passes Second House Committee

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, the House Education Committee 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 fear of penalty. ...

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11 Feb
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House Committee Passes Memorial to Help Prevent Animal Abuse and Family Violence

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, the House Health and Human Services Committee 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 ...

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09 Feb
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House Committee to Hear Two DWI Bills Sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes

Santa Fe, NM – Today the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee will hear two pieces of legislation to give the state additional tools to reduce DWI incidents on New Mexico’s roads. The bills are sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes ...

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