Author Archives: NMHouse2015

22 Jan
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“Three Strikes” Legislation Passes First Committee

Bill will add teeth to ineffective current law Santa Fe, NM –Legislation to reform New Mexico’s existing “three strikes” law, also referred to as “Lilly’s Law,” passed the House Regulatory and Public Affairs Committee today on a party-line vote. House ...

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22 Jan
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Rep. David Adkins Files Legislation to Reform NM Bail System

Resolution would allow judges to keep violent criminals in jail pending trial Santa Fe, NM – Rep. David Adkins filed a proposal to reform New Mexico’s bail bond system.  House Joint Resolution (HJR) 13 would amend the New Mexico State ...

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21 Jan
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Will Senate Boss Michael Sanchez Continue to Fight for the Bad Guys?

Santa Fe, NM – Today, House Republicans will fight to put more teeth into New Mexico’s “three strikes” law to keep dangerous criminals off the street. But the big question remains: Will Senate Boss Michael Sanchez continue to fight for the ...

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20 Jan
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SAY WHAT?! Senate Boss Sanchez: NM has the toughest DWI laws in the country

Santa Fe, NM – Senate Boss Michael Sanchez had a lot to get off his chest during yesterday’s rambling tirade at a press conference yesterday. He ranted against the media and complained about seating in the House Gallery. But what’s ...

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18 Jan
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ICYMI: New Mexico named 4th most dangerous state in the U.S.

Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico was ranked 4th for overall violent crime and 3rd for aggravated assaults, according to a story published in USA Today. In an effort to combat New Mexico’s crime problem, House Republicans are sponsoring a broad ...

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18 Jan
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Lawmaker Pre-files Legislation to Honor New Mexico Military Heroes

Santa Fe, NM – Rep. John Zimmerman pre-filed legislation, HB 156, to honor members of the National Guard of New Mexico or state defense force. The proposal would authorize additional awards to members of the military and law enforcement. “Paying ...

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15 Jan
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Rep. Nate Gentry Pre-Files Funding Request for Comprehensive Criminal Database

Appropriation would consolidate defendants’ criminal histories and provide an information clearinghouse for courts Santa Fe, NM – Representative Nate Gentry pre-filed an appropriations request to develop a real-time centralized database to allow judge’s and courts get a full picture of ...

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14 Jan
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Lawmaker Pre-files Legislation To Allow Adjunct Teachers

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Rep. Conrad James pre-filed legislation, HB 145, which would allow professionals with at least a bachelor’s degree to teach part-time in New Mexico without having to go back to school and receive their teaching degree. ...

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14 Jan
0

ICYMI: New Mexico Driver’s Licenses Rejected at Federal Facilities

Santa Fe, NM – As a result of Democrats’ insistence that illegal immigrants should continue to receive New Mexico driver’s licenses, Fort Bliss announced Wednesday they would join the list of federal facilities that no longer accept New Mexico driver’s ...

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11 Jan
0

Lawmakers Pre-File a Compromise Bill that will Stop Giving Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

Santa Fe, NM – Reps. Paul Pacheco and Andy Nunez pre-filed legislation that will end the dangerous practice of giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.  The bill, HB 99, is a two-tier compromise that would provide REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses to New Mexico citizens ...

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