Category Archives: Press Release

14 Feb
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House Judiciary Approves Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes’ Bill to Expand Baby Brianna’s Law

Santa Fe, NM ­­– This afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved House Bill 45, a bill sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) to apply Baby Brianna’s Law to all perpetrators of intentional child abuse resulting in death, regardless ...

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11 Feb
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Bill to Ease Teacher Leave Penalty Passes Second House Committee

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, the House Education Committee 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 fear of penalty. ...

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11 Feb
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House Committee Passes Memorial to Help Prevent Animal Abuse and Family Violence

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, the House Health and Human Services Committee unanimously approved House Joint Memorial 6 sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo). The memorial requests that the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) and the Department of ...

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09 Feb
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House Committee to Hear Two DWI Bills Sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes

Santa Fe, NM – Today the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee will hear two pieces of legislation to give the state additional tools to reduce DWI incidents on New Mexico’s roads. The bills are sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes ...

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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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