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 Crowder (R) and Javier Martinez (D). “As a very strong proponent of strengthening laws that […]

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Legislature Sends Incentive to Increase Airline Service to Underserved Communities to Governor

Santa Fe, NM – Today the Senate approved House-sponsored legislation to allow local governments to provide incentives to attract airline services to their communities.  The bill, House Bill 192, received unanimous votes in all of its House committee and floor hearings.  It passed the Senate on a vote of 30-1 and will now be forwarded […]

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Jaydon’s Law Sent to Governor’s Desk

Santa Fe, NM — Legislation to give judges access to the full criminal histories of violent repeat offenders is on its way to Governor Susana Martinez. House Bill 72, also known as “Jaydon’s Law,” unanimously passed the Senate this morning . The bill is named for Jaydon Chavez-Silver, an Albuquerque teen who was killed during […]

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Bill to Crack Down on Repeat DWI Offenders & DWI Vehicular Homicide Sent to Governor’s Desk

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation to crack down on repeat DWI offenders and those convicted of DWI vehicular homicide was sent to Governor Susana Martinez for her signature. Senate Bill 118, sponsored by Representative Sarah Maestas Barnes (R) and Senator George Munoz (D), passed the Senate on a 34-2 vote and the House of Representatives on […]

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