Author Archives: NMHouse2015

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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08 Feb
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Republican Lawmakers Meet with NM Environment Secretary Tongate on New Food Handling Regulations

Legislators voice concerns about the impact on rural communities. Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, Republican members of the House and Senate met with New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Secretary Butch Tongate to discuss the department’s new food handling regulations. Lawmakers ...

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08 Feb
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House Committee Blocks Bill to Protect Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee blocked a bill to amend New Mexico’s Hate Crimes Act and include law enforcement officers and emergency personnel as protected classes. Gentry’s proposal, House Bill 79, was voted ...

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08 Feb
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Rep. Cathrynn Brown’s Brine Well Remediation Bill Passes House Committee

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon the House Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed a bill to help remediate an abandoned brine well in the city of Carlsbad. The bill aims to avert a potential collapse that could ...

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