Author Archives: NMHouse2015

12 Feb
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House Unanimously Approves Bipartisan Bill Provide More Transparency in Campaign Finance

Santa Fe, NM – The House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill to improve New Mexico’s campaign finance reporting system today.  House Bill 105, sponsored by Rep. Jim Smith, would update the Secretary of State’s electronic information system to provide ...

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11 Feb
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Lawmakers and Advocacy Group Fight to End DWI at NM State Capitol

Santa Fe, NM – Today, members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) met with state legislators in honor of DWI Awareness Day at the Roundhouse. New Mexico has some of the weakest DWI laws in the nation. Recent studies show ...

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11 Feb
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House Approves Return to Work for Law Enforcement on Bipartisan Vote

Santa Fe, NM – The House of Representative passed a bill to allow law enforcement officers to return to work after they have retired.  House Bill 171, sponsored by Rep. Larry Larrañaga and Sen. Stuart Ingle, will allow local law ...

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10 Feb
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House Representative Signals Progress on Bail Reform

Santa Fe, NM – Negotiations continue on two different proposals to reform New Mexico’s bail bond system. The two items, Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 1, sponsored by Sen. Peter Wirth, and House Joint Resolution (HJR) 13, sponsored by Rep. David ...

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10 Feb
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House Democrats AWOL from Committee Meeting, Stall Legislation

Santa Fe, NM – This morning every Democrat on the House Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee was AWOL, effectively stalling the legislative process. “The people who elected us expect us to show up for work and get our business ...

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10 Feb
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House Passes Bill to Preserve Access for NM Residents to Out-of-State Medical Care

Santa Fe, NM – The House of Representatives passed legislation to preserve access to out-of-state medical care for New Mexicans on a vote of 34 to 27.  The bill, House Bill 270, is sponsored by Rep. Terry McMillan. “The uncertainty ...

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10 Feb
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House Approves Bipartisan Proposal to Establish an Independent Ethics Commission

Santa Fe, NM – The House of Representatives approved a proposed constitutional amendment to establish an independent state ethics commission.  House Joint Resolution 5, sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines and co-sponsored by Rep. Jeff Steinborn, passed on a vote of ...

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10 Feb
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House Approves Bill to Fix Prevailing Wage Standards

Bill would make more funding available for school and road construction Santa Fe, NM – The House of Representatives passed a bill to exempt public school and road projects from current prevailing wage requirements.  The bill, House Bill 200, is ...

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09 Feb
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House Approves Bill to Allow Uber and Lyft in NM with Bipartisan Support

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation clarifying regulations to allow ridesharing companies, like Uber and Lyft, to operate in New Mexico passed the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 58 to 8. House Bill 168 is sponsored by Rep. ...

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09 Feb
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House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Protect CYFD Workers

Santa Fe, NM – The House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to protect employees of the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) while performing their duties to safeguard New Mexico’s children.  House Bill 142, sponsored by Reps. Jimmie Hall and ...

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