Author Archives: NMHouse2015

02 Feb
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Directing More Dollars To Classrooms Delivers Results for NM Students

  By Representatives Larry Larrañaga & Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales   Studies indicate that how education dollars are spent is as important as how much is spent. These reports confirm that student achievement improves when schools spend more of their budgets ...

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02 Feb
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Bill to Help Counties Dispose Of Abandoned Property Clears First House Committee 

SANTA FE—Today, the House Business and Industry Committee approved House Bill 88, legislation sponsored by Reps. Alonzo Baldonado (R-Los Lunas), Kelly Fajardo (R-Los Lunas), and Gail Armstrong (R-Magdalena), and Sen. Greg Baca (R-Belen) to give the Valencia County Treasurer’s office more flexibility to dispose ...

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02 Feb
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Rep. Jim Smith’s Small Cell Wireless Bill Passes House Business and Industry Committee 

  SANTA FE—Today, the House Business and Industry Committee passed Rep. Jim Smith’s (R-Sandia Park) proposal to prepare New Mexico for the next generation of wireless cellular technology.     House Bill 38, also known as the Wireless Consumer Advanced Infrastructure Investment Act, ...

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02 Feb
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Rep. Monica Youngblood’s Auto-Theft Deterrence Bill Approved By Second House Committee 

  SANTA FE—This afternoon, the House Business and Industry Committee endorsed House Bill 52, legislation to prevent auto thieves from selling stolen vehicles to auto recyclers and salvage yards. The bipartisan bill is sponsored by Rep. Monica Youngblood (R-Albuquerque) and Patricio Ruiloba (D-Albuquerque).     HB 52 ...

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02 Feb
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Comprehensive, Bipartisan Public Safety Package Moves Ahead

House Judiciary Committee Omnibus Would Increase Safety in New Mexico Communities   Santa Fe, NM- Today, a bipartisan, comprehensive public safety package passed the New Mexico House of Representatives with broad support. The package includes bills sponsored by Reps. Nate ...

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02 Feb
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Rep. Tim Lewis Wins House Approval For Bipartisan Measure To Expand Scholarship Benefits For Children of Firefighters & Police Officers Killed In The Line Of Duty 

SANTA FE—This afternoon, the House of Representatives unanimously approved House Bill 55, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Tim Lewis (R-Rio Rancho) to increase scholarship benefits for children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty. The bill is co-sponsored by Rep. Patricio Ruiloba ...

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01 Feb
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Rep. Bill Rehm Continues Work On Bipartisan Crime Reform  

  SANTA FE—Today, Rep. Bill Rehm (R-Albuquerque) continued his efforts to work on bipartisan crime reform in New Mexico. His proposal to increase penalties for felons who carry firearms gained unanimous approval from the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee this afternoon.     House Bill 25 increases the sentence for felons caught receiving, transporting, or possessing ...

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01 Feb
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Rep. Nate Gentry’s Innovative Bipartisan Education Bills Pass House Committee  

SANTA FE—This afternoon, the House Local Government, Elections, and Land Grants Committee passed two innovative bipartisan proposals to support student achievement in New Mexico. The bills are jointly sponsored by Rep. Nate Gentry (R-Albuquerque) and Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto (D-Albuquerque).   The first bill, House Bill 22, requires schools to ...

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01 Feb
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Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes Guides Baby Brianna Law Expansion Through House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee 

  SANTA FE—Today, the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee voted unanimously to pass House Bill 100, legislation proposed by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Albuquerque) to expand Baby Brianna’s Law to apply to all abusers whose intentional harmful actions result in a ...

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31 Jan
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Rep. Rebecca Dow’s Family-Friendly Workplace Income Tax Credit Proposal Unanimously Approved By House Business And Industry Committee 

SANTA FE—This afternoon, the House Business and Industry Committee unanimously approved House Bill 212 to establish a family-friendly workplace income tax credit for New Mexico small businesses.   HB 212, sponsored by Rep. Rebecca Dow (R-Truth or Consequences), provides a tax ...

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