Author Archives: NMHouse2015

12 Feb
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House Unanimously Approves Bill to Improve Background Checks

Santa Fe, NM – The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Thursday to prevent individuals who may pose a threat to the community from possessing firearms. House Bill 336 would require the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to report ...

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12 Feb
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Senate Committee Passes Bill to Authorize Curfews

Santa Fe, NM – The Senate Public Affairs Committee passed “Stevie’s Law,” bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Nate Gentry and Democrat Rep. Carl Trujillo to allow local governments to impose curfews on minors under the age of 16 from midnight to ...

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12 Feb
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Senate Committee Passes Jaydon’s Law Unanimously

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation to give judges access to the full criminal histories of violent repeat offenders passed the Senate Public Affairs Committee today. House Bill 72, also known as “Jaydon’s Law,” is sponsored by Rep. Nate Gentry. The bill ...

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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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