Author Archives: NMHouse2015

17 Mar
0

Statement on Attempted Veto Override of Gov. Martinez’s Veto of HB 241

Santa Fe, NM – Rep. Jim Smith (R-Bernalillo, Sandoval and Santa Fe) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives failed to override Gov. Susana Martinez’s veto of House Bill 241: “In her veto message, Gov. Martinez stated ...

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17 Mar
0

House Republicans Denounce Bill to Raise Taxes on New Mexicans

Santa Fe, NM – Today, the House Republicans voted against House Bill 202, denouncing a Democrat plan to impose $314 million in new taxes on New Mexicans. In order to pay for an irresponsible state budget crafted by House and ...

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17 Mar
0

Governor Signs Bill to Create Carlsbad Brine Well Authority

Santa Fe, NM – Today Gov. Susana Martinez signed House Bill 29, a bill sponsored by Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R-Eddy) to begin the process of remediating an abandoned brine well in Carlsbad. The new law authorizes the creation of an ...

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16 Mar
0

Data Breach Notification Act Heads to Governor’s Desk

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight, the Senate unanimously passed House Bill 15, a bill sponsored by Rep. Bill Rehm (R-Bernalillo) to protect the personal identification information of consumers. House Bill 15, known as the Data Breach Notification Act, would require ...

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16 Mar
0

Senate Rules Committee Advances Ethics Commission Proposal

Santa Fe, NM – Today, by a 9 to 1 vote, the Senate Rules Committee passed an amended version of House Joint Resolution 8, legislation sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo) to create an independent ethics commission for New Mexico. ...

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15 Mar
0

Chile License Plate Bill on Its Way to Gov. Martinez

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, the Senate endorsed House Bill 393 on a bipartisan 31 to 7 vote. House Bill 393 is Rep. Cathrynn Brown’s proposal to create a specialty chile license plate for New Mexico. The bill will now ...

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15 Mar
0

Opioid Overdose Prevention Bill Passes House

Santa Fe, NM – Today the House of Representatives unanimously passed a proposal sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) to increase access to a lifesaving drug used to prevent opioid and heroin overdoses. House Bill 370 increases awareness and ...

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15 Mar
0

Industrial Hemp Bill Passes House

Santa Fe, NM – Last night, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 530, a bill to promote industrial hemp research and development in New Mexico. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Nate Gentry (R-Bernalillo). House Bill 530 requires the ...

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15 Mar
0

Senate Public Affairs Committee Approves Baby Brianna Expansion

Santa Fe, NM ­­– This afternoon, the Senate Public Affairs Committee voted 4 to 3 to approve House Bill 45, a bill to expand Baby Brianna’s Law so it applies to all children under the age of 18. The bill is ...

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14 Mar
0

Senate Sends School Restraint Bill to Gov. Martinez

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, the Senate approved House Bill 75, a bill to limit the use of restraint and seclusion techniques in schools. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jim Smith (R-Bernalillo, Sandoval and Santa Fe), passed on a ...

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