Category Archives: Press Release

08 Feb
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Republican Lawmakers Meet with NM Environment Secretary Tongate on New Food Handling Regulations

Legislators voice concerns about the impact on rural communities. Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, Republican members of the House and Senate met with New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Secretary Butch Tongate to discuss the department’s new food handling regulations. Lawmakers ...

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08 Feb
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House Committee Blocks Bill to Protect Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee blocked a bill to amend New Mexico’s Hate Crimes Act and include law enforcement officers and emergency personnel as protected classes. Gentry’s proposal, House Bill 79, was voted ...

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08 Feb
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Rep. Cathrynn Brown’s Brine Well Remediation Bill Passes House Committee

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon the House Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed a bill to help remediate an abandoned brine well in the city of Carlsbad. The bill aims to avert a potential collapse that could ...

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08 Feb
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House Democrats Block Bill to Protect New Mexicans from Repeat DWI Offenders

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon the Democrat majority on House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee blocked a proposal offered by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo) to close a gap in the state’s habitual offender statute. The legislation, House Bill 74, ...

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08 Feb
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Rep. Kelly Fajardo’s Child Protection Bill Passes First Test

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation offered by Rep Kelly Fajardo (R-Valencia) to protect New Mexico’s children from receiving pornographic images from sexual predators unanimously passed its first committee this afternoon. Fajardo’s bill, House Bill 71, would clarify language in the ...

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07 Feb
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Rep. Jim Smith Leads Effort to Establish a State Broadband Network

Santa Fe, NM – This morning Rep. Jim Smith (R-Bernalillo, Sandoval and Santa Fe) presented legislation to the House State Government, Indians and Veterans Affairs Committee to establish and maintain a statewide broadband network in New Mexico. His bill, House ...

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07 Feb
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Lawmakers Agree on Bipartisan Compromise to Fund NM Courts

Santa Fe, NM – Today House leadership of both parties agreed on a compromise amendment to provide emergency funding to New Mexico’s judiciary branch. The compromise was adopted as an amendment to House Bill 261 in the House Appropriations and ...

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07 Feb
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Rep. Bill Rehm Introduces Bill to Increase Penalties for Recklessly Driving a Stolen Vehicle

  Santa Fe, NM – Rep. William “Bill” Rehm (R-Bernalillo) has introduced legislation to increase penalties for drivers who recklessly drive stolen vehicles and injure or kill innocent New Mexicans. House Bill 328 would establish new sentencing standards for individuals ...

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02 Feb
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Rep. Rebecca Dow Presents Memorial Honoring William Murray Ryan

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Rep. Rebecca Dow presented a memorial in remembrance of William Murray Ryan, a former state representative from Silver City who passed away on January 7, 2017. Dow’s memorial, House Memorial 21, honored Ryan’s decades of ...

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02 Feb
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Reps. Jason Harper and Dennis Roch Present Bill to Ease Teacher Leave Penalty

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, Reps. Jason Harper (R-Sandoval) and Dennis Roch (R-Quay) presented House Bill 241 to the House Labor and Economic Development Committee. The bipartisan bill is cosponsored by Reps. Stephanie Garcia Richard (D-Los Alamos) and Christine ...

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