Category Archives: Press Release

05 Feb
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Legislation to Address DWI Offenders Passes House Floor

Santa Fe, NM – A bill sponsored by Rep. Paul Pacheco aimed at helping to address New Mexico’s DWI problem passed the House Floor by a 39 to 26 vote today. House Bill 81 (as amended) will toughen the penalties for ...

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05 Feb
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House Approves Bipartisan Bill to Include DWI Felons as Habitual Offenders

Santa Fe, NM – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines to allow judges to impose stricter penalties on DWI felons passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 49 to 16.  The bill, HB 82, would expand ...

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05 Feb
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Senate Democrats Vote To Block Consideration of Bill Closing Child Pornography Loophole

Effort to blast the bill out of committee fails on a 23-17 vote Santa Fe, NM –Senate Democrats, led by Michael Sanchez, continued their hardened record of voting against New Mexico’s children today when they blocked consideration of a measure ...

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05 Feb
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House Judiciary Committee Unanimously Passes Bill to Streamline Regulations for Ridesharing Companies

Santa Fe, NM – Today a bill to streamline regulations and allow ridesharing companies, like Uber and Lyft, to operate in New Mexico passed the House Judiciary Committee by a unanimous vote of 12 to 0. The bill, House Bill ...

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04 Feb
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House Committee Approves FY17 Budget

Santa Fe, NM – The House Appropriations and Finance Committee passed House Bill 2 this afternoon by a vote 12 to 5.  The bill authorizes funding for fiscal year 2017 state operations and set state agency spending levels. “Given the ...

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04 Feb
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Throwback Thursday! Senate Boss Michael Sanchez downplays NM crime problem

Santa Fe, NM – During a press conference on opening day Michael Sanchez tried to downplay the seriousness of New Mexico’s crime problem, but New Mexicans know the facts. The truth is that New Mexico is ranked 2nd in violent ...

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04 Feb
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House Unanimously Approves Bill to Protect Children from Dangerous Predators

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation to protect children from sexual predators who use their position of authority to prey on their victims passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 63-0.  The bill, House Bill 121, is sponsored ...

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04 Feb
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Bill to Combat Truancy Passes House Education Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation to ensure all New Mexico students make it to class passed the House Education Committee by a vote of 7-5. The bill, HB 240, is sponsored by Rep. Jimmie Hall It would establish programs to ...

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03 Feb
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House Approves Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Workers’ Compensation When Employee Is Drunk or High On the Job

Santa Fe, NM – Bipartisan legislation to significantly reduce an employee’s workers’ compensation benefit when the employee’s death or injury resulted from being drunk or high on the job passed the House by a 55-6 vote. The proposal is sponsored ...

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03 Feb
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House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Protect Victims of Sexual Abuse

“Rachael’s Law” passes unanimously  Santa Fe – The House of Representatives passed Bipartisan legislation today to protect victims of sexual abuse and assault from their abusers.  House Bill 27, also known as “Rachael’s Law,” is sponsored by Rep. David Gallegos.  ...

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