Author Archives: NMHouse2015

28 Jan
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House Speaker Applauds Efforts to Modernize Chamber and Improve Transparency

Public now has access to floor amendments in real-time Santa Fe, NM – House Speaker Don Tripp praised recent upgrades to the information technology systems and processes used by the House of Representatives.  Tonight was the first time these enhancements to ...

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28 Jan
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Democrat Representative Compares Driver’s License Bill To Slavery

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Democrat Representative Javier Martinez made an outrageous statement when he compared the driver’s license compromise bill to slavery in a Facebook post saying, “For hundreds of years our legal system legitimized and sanctioned slavery and discrimination throughout ...

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27 Jan
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Legislation to Give Judges Full Picture of Defendant’s Criminal History Passes Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation sponsored by Reps. Nate Gentry and Paul Pacheco that would ensure that judges have a complete view of a violent criminal’s prior record passed the House Judiciary Committee today by a 12-0 vote. House Bill 72 ...

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27 Jan
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Bipartisan Legislation to Allow Local Governments to Implement Curfews Passes House Judiciary Committee

Santa Fe, NM – A bipartisan bill that would authorize local governments to impose curfews on minors under the age of 16 frommidnight to 5 a.m. passed the House Judiciary Committee by a 9-4 vote. The bill, HB 29, is sponsored by ...

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27 Jan
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Bill to Allow Adjunct Teachers in NM Classrooms Passes House Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Conrad James to allow adjunct instructors to teach in New Mexico’s classrooms passed the House Education Committee today by a vote of 7 to 5.  The bill, HB 145, would allow professionals ...

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27 Jan
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ICYMI: Will Senate Boss Michael Sanchez Side With Criminals Over New Mexico Families?

Santa Fe, NM –Senate Boss Michael Sanchez is the one person who decides what gets heard on the Senate Floor. Passing legislation that will protect New Mexico families depends on Sanchez. When Senator Sanchez is not at the Capitol, his law ...

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27 Jan
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Bills to Strengthen New Mexico’s Child Abuse Laws Pass House

Santa Fe, NM – Two bills to strengthen protections for New Mexico’s children passed the House of Representatives today.  The bills, HB 68 and HB 69, are sponsored by Rep. Conrad James. HB 68 passed by a vote of 61-1 ...

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27 Jan
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Bipartisan Legislation to Close Dangerous Child Pornography Loophole Passes House Floor

Santa Fe, NM – Bipartisan legislation to close New Mexico’s child pornography loophole passed the House Floor today on a 60-2 vote. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Sarah Maestas Barnes (R – Bernalillo), Randal Crowder (R – Curry) and ...

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27 Jan
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Bill to Protect Law Enforcement Officers Passes House Safety and Civil Affairs Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation to amend the New Mexico Hate Crimes Act to include law enforcement officers passed the House Safety and Civil Affairs Committee today by a vote of 4-3.  The bill, HB 95, is sponsored by Reps. ...

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26 Jan
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“Three Strikes” Law Passes Judiciary Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Today a bill sponsored by Rep. Paul Pacheco to reform New Mexico’s “three strikes” law passed the House Judiciary Committee on a 7-4 vote. House Bill 56 would help keep career criminals off the street by closing ...

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