Author Archives: NMHouse2015

02 Oct
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House Republicans Protect $25 Million for NM Schools From Senate Raid

Santa Fe, NM – Republicans on the House Education Committee blocked a Senate proposal to raid New Mexico school district savings accounts last night. The Committee was considering Senate Bill 10, a proposal by the Senate to sweep $25 million ...

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02 Oct
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House Judiciary Committee Approves Legislation to Reinstate Death Penalty

Santa Fe, NM — Tonight, the House Judiciary Committee approved legislation that would reinstate in the death penalty in New Mexico for those who murder law enforcement officers, corrections officers or children. The legislation, House Bill 7, is sponsored by ...

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02 Oct
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Legislation to Strengthen “Three Strikes Law” Passes House Judiciary

Santa Fe, NM — The House Judiciary Committee passed Rep. Paul Pacheco and Rep. John Zimmerman’s bill to reform New Mexico’s “Three Strikes Law”.  HB 5, also know as “Lilly’s Law”, was approved by a bipartisan vote of 8 to ...

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01 Oct
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House Judiciary Passes Legislation to Expand “Baby Brianna’s Law”

Santa Fe, NM — The House Judiciary Committee voted this afternoon to pass legislation sponsored by Rep. Conrad James and Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes to broaden “Baby Brianna’s Law” and make all acts of intentional child abuse resulting in the ...

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01 Oct
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House Democrat Plan Balances Budget at the Expense of NM Children

Santa Fe, NM – Today, House Minority Leader Brian Egolf announced a House Democrat intention to cut programs that support early childhood learning, assist low-income students, fund truancy and dropout prevention programs, and hire social workers to connect kids to ...

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01 Oct
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House Republicans Keeping New Mexicans Safe

Santa Fe, NM – Today, members of the House Majority Caucus introduced legislation to protect the safety of New Mexicans by increasing penalties for extreme violent acts of crime. The three bills introduced by legislators were HB 7, which would reinstate ...

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01 Oct
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House Judiciary and House Safety and Civil Affairs Committees to Meet on Friday, Sept. 30

Santa Fe, NM – A joint meeting of the House Judiciary and the House Safety and Civil Affairs Committees will be held immediately following the floor session on Friday, September 30, 2016. The Committees will hear a bill to reinstate ...

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29 Feb
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Two Bills to Protect New Mexicans Become Law

Santa Fe, NM — Two bills sponsored by Rep. Nate Gentry were signed into law today by Gov. Susana Martinez. HB 72, or “Jaydon’s Law,” gives judges access to the full criminal histories of violent repeat offenders. The bill is named ...

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26 Feb
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Legislation to Honor New Mexico Military Heroes Becomes Law

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Gov. Susana Martinez signed a bill sponsored by Rep. John Zimmerman. House Bill 156 will honor members of the National Guard of New Mexico or state defense force by authorizing additional awards to members of ...

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26 Feb
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Bill Increasing Penalties for Possession, Distribution or Manufacturing of Child Pornography Signed by Governor

Santa Fe, NM – House Bill 65, which increases penalties for possession, distribution or manufacturing of child pornography was signed into law today by Governor Susana Martinez. The bill was sponsored by Representative Sarah Maestas Barnes and co-sponsored by Representatives Randall ...

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