Category Archives: Press Release

21 Feb
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House Advances Bipartisan Bill to Expand NM Broadband

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight the House of Representatives approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim Smith (R-Bernalillo, Sandoval and Santa Fe) to establish a statewide broadband network in New Mexico and help create new job opportunities in communities across ...

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21 Feb
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Artesia House Delegation Sponsors Certificate Recognizing Local High School Junior

Alexandra Mauritsan recognized for perfect ACT score; sings national anthem to open floor session Santa Fe, NM – Today, two legislators representing the Artesia area, Reps. Candy Spence Ezzell (R-Chaves) and Jim Townsend (R-Chaves, Eddy and Otero), joined Rep. Jane ...

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21 Feb
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House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Remove Teacher Leave Penalty

  Santa Fe, NM – This evening, the House of Representatives approved House Bill 241, a bill sponsored by Reps. Jason Harper (R-Sandoval) and Dennis Roch (R-Quay) to allow teachers to use their contractually-allotted sick leave without the fear they ...

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20 Feb
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Children First Protection Bill Unanimously Passes House Education Committee

Santa Fe, NM – This morning the House Education Committee unanimously approved House Bill 190, a bill sponsored by Rep. David Adkins (R-Bernalillo). The legislation would require all public education employees to complete a fingerprint-based background check, regardless of when ...

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18 Feb
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“Three Strikes” Bill Advances

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, a bill sponsored by Rep. Nate Gentry (R-Bernalillo) to reform New Mexico’s “three strikes” law advanced through the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee on a unanimous vote. The legislation, House Bill 54, moves next ...

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18 Feb
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Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes’ Bill to Fight Financial Elder Abuse Passes House Committee

Santa Fe, NM – A bill sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) to prevent the financial exploitation of elders unanimously passed the House Business and Industry Committee this afternoon. Her legislation, House Bill 326, would help protect seniors from fraud ...

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17 Feb
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Senate Committee Approves Bipartisan Compromise to Fund NM Courts

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, the Senate Finance Committee approved a bipartisan proposal to provide emergency funding to New Mexico’s judiciary branch. The committee agreed to send an amended version of House Bill 261 to the full Senate earlier ...

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17 Feb
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Ethics Commission Proposal Clears Committee

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, the House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants and Cultural Affairs Committee unanimously passed House Joint Resolution 8, a proposal sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo) to amend the state constitution and establish a state ...

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16 Feb
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Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes Introduces Legislation to Protect Seniors from Financial Exploitation

Santa Fe, NM – Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) has introduced legislation to prevent financial elder abuse in New Mexico. Her legislation, House Bill 326, would enhance protections to shield seniors from fraud and financial exploitation. The bill is cosponsored by ...

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16 Feb
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Rep. Kelly Fajardo’s Bill to Support the FFA Advances

Santa Fe, NM – Rep. Kelly Fajardo’s bill to support agricultural education in New Mexico’s schools unanimously passed the House Transportation, Public Works and Capital Improvements Committee this morning. House Bill 186 would create a special FFA license plate. Auto-owners ...

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