Author Archives: NMHouse2015

19 Feb
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Bill Increasing Child Pornography Penalties Passes New Mexico Legislature

Santa Fe, NM – House Bill 65, which would increase penalties for possession, distribution or manufacturing of child pornography, was sent to the Governor’s desk. The bill, sponsored by Representative Sarah Maestas Barnes, passed out of the Senate on a ...

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19 Feb
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Bill to Crack Down on Repeat DWI Offenders & DWI Vehicular Homicide Sent to Governor’s Desk

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation to crack down on repeat DWI offenders and those convicted of DWI vehicular homicide was sent to Governor Susana Martinez for her signature. Senate Bill 118, sponsored by Representative Sarah Maestas Barnes (R) and Senator George ...

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18 Feb
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House Sends State Budget to Governor

Santa Fe, NM – Today the House of Representatives approved a budget that will increase funding to critical areas such as public safety, education initiatives and job training programs. The bill, HB 2 as amended by the Senate, passed on ...

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18 Feb
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House Approves Legislation to Stop Criminal Justice Revolving Door

Santa Fe, NM – A bill that would require convicted felons to serve at least 85% of their prison sentences passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 37-30. The bill is sponsored by Reps. John Zimmerman and Alonzo ...

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18 Feb
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Bill to Improve Ethical and Transparent Government Passes House Floor

Santa Fe, NM – House Bill 259, sponsored by Rep. Zach Cook, would require public officials and candidates to disclose their consulting income and clients. The bill passed the House of Representatives on a 50 to 12 vote. “This bill ...

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17 Feb
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Senate Approves Bail Bond Reform Proposal

Santa Fe, NM – Today the Senate approved Senate Joint Resolution 1 as amended by the House of Representatives by a unanimous vote of 36 to 0. The proposal to reform New Mexico’s bail bond system will now be placed ...

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16 Feb
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House Passes REAL ID Fix

Santa Fe, NM – The House of Representatives approved House Bill 99, bipartisan legislation to bring New Mexico into compliance with the REAL ID Act and end the practice of giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.  By a vote of ...

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16 Feb
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Jaydon’s Law Passes Second Senate Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation to give judges access to the full criminal histories of violent repeat offenders is one step closer to becoming law. House Bill 72, also known as “Jaydon’s Law,” is sponsored by Rep. Nate Gentry. The bill ...

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16 Feb
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ICYMI: “Anything that doesn’t allow immigrants to keep their driver’s licenses is unacceptable”

In Case You Missed It! “Anything that doesn’t allow immigrants to keep their driver’s licenses is unacceptable” Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, a key Senate committee passed a bill that will stop giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. For five ...

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16 Feb
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House Approves Bill to Combat Truancy

Santa Fe, NM – This evening, the House of Representatives passed legislation to ensure all New Mexico students attend class. House Bill 240 is sponsored by Reps. Jimmie Hall and James Townsend, and it passed by a vote of 33 ...

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