House Approves Bill to Protect Children from Sexual Predators

Santa Fe, NM – This evening, the House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 43. The bill, sponsored by Reps. Monica Youngblood (R-Bernalillo) and Sharon Clahchischilliage (R-San Juan), would clarify and strengthen New Mexico’s criminal sexual offense statutes to increase protections for minors. House Bill 43 expands the application of current law in relation to […]

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House Judiciary Unanimously Approves Ethics Commission Proposal

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed House Joint Resolution 8, a proposal sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo) to amend the state constitution to create an independent state ethics commission. The resolution is cosponsored by Sen. Jeff Steinborn (D-Doña Ana), Rep. Nathan Small (D-Doña Ana), Rep. Bill McCamley (D-Doña […]

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House Passes “Amendments in Context” Rule

Rule would make proposed amendments easily accessible and understandable. Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon the House of Representatives unanimously voted to adopt a rule to make the posting of bills with the proposed amendment incorporated, a practice known as “amendments in context,” a permanent part of the House operational rules. The rule change was […]

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CYFD Worker Protection Bill Passes House

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight the House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill to make it a crime to commit assault or battery on an employee of the Children, Youth and Families Division (CYFD) while they are performing their duties to ensure the safety and well-being of New Mexico’s children. House Bill 44 is sponsored […]

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House Concurs with Senate-Amended Broadband Bill

House Bill 113 goes to Gov. Martinez for signature Santa Fe, NM – This evening, the House of Representatives unanimously concurred with the Senate-amended version of House Bill 113, legislation to establish a statewide broadband network in New Mexico. The bipartisan proposal is sponsored by Rep. Jim Smith (R-Bernalillo, Sandoval and Santa Fe) and Sen. […]

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Baby Brianna’s Law Expansion Back on Track

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday afternoon, the House Appropriations and Finance Committee reconsidered its earlier decision to table House Bill 45, a bill to expand Baby Brianna’s Law. The committee held a second vote on the bill and passed it, sending the measure to the full House of Representatives for consideration. Earlier in the week, the […]

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