Author Archives: NMHouse2015

09 Feb
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House Committee Passes Legislation to Keep Certain Felons Behind Bars Longer

Santa Fe, NM – Today a bill that would require certain convicted felons to serve at least 85% of their prison sentences passed the House Regulatory and Public Affairs Committee on a 4-3 vote. The bill is sponsored by Reps. ...

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08 Feb
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House GOP Caucus Update: February 8, 2016

Santa Fe, NM – The 2016 Legislative Session is almost three weeks in and House Republicans are working hard to pass laws and a budget that will improve safety for New Mexicans. Meanwhile, Senate Democrats have been obstructing good legislation ...

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08 Feb
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House Approves Legislation to Honor and Protect Law Enforcement Officers

Santa Fe, NM – A bill to amend the New Mexico Hate Crimes Act to include law enforcement officers passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 58 to 4.  The bill, HB 95, is sponsored by Reps. ...

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06 Feb
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House Approves Budget With Increased Funding for Public Safety and Education On a Bipartisan Vote

Budget funds critical public safety initiatives to protect New Mexicans and enhance early childhood programs Santa Fe, NM – Today, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed the FY2017 budget on a bipartisan 38-31 vote. The budget is fiscally responsible, while ...

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05 Feb
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Flashback Friday! Senate Dems Voted For Fingerprint Requirement in 2011

Santa Fe, NM –Senate Democrats continue to play political games and flip-flop on security provisions for driver’s licenses. During the 2011 Legislative Session, all but four Senate Democrats voted in support of a floor amendment which would have required illegal ...

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05 Feb
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ICYMI: Senate Boss Michael Sanchez Dismisses Grieving Families

In Case You Missed It Senate Boss Michael Sanchez Dismisses Grieving Families Santa Fe, NM – Last night, TV news reported Senate Boss Michael Sanchez dismissing pleas for help from mothers who lost their children to violent crimes. Senator Sanchez ...

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05 Feb
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House Approves Bipartisan Bill to Crack Down on Repeat DWI Offenders

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation to crack down on repeat DWI offenders by increasing penalties for fourth and subsequent DWI offenses passed the House of Representatives this evening by a 52-12 bipartisan vote. House Bill 83 is sponsored by Representatives ...

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05 Feb
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Legislation to Address DWI Offenders Passes House Floor

Santa Fe, NM – A bill sponsored by Rep. Paul Pacheco aimed at helping to address New Mexico’s DWI problem passed the House Floor by a 39 to 26 vote today. House Bill 81 (as amended) will toughen the penalties for ...

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05 Feb
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House Approves Bipartisan Bill to Include DWI Felons as Habitual Offenders

Santa Fe, NM – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines to allow judges to impose stricter penalties on DWI felons passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 49 to 16.  The bill, HB 82, would expand ...

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05 Feb
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Senate Democrats Vote To Block Consideration of Bill Closing Child Pornography Loophole

Effort to blast the bill out of committee fails on a 23-17 vote Santa Fe, NM –Senate Democrats, led by Michael Sanchez, continued their hardened record of voting against New Mexico’s children today when they blocked consideration of a measure ...

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