Category Archives: Press Release

29 Feb
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Two Bills to Protect New Mexicans Become Law

Santa Fe, NM — Two bills sponsored by Rep. Nate Gentry were signed into law today by Gov. Susana Martinez. HB 72, or “Jaydon’s Law,” gives judges access to the full criminal histories of violent repeat offenders. The bill is named ...

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26 Feb
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Legislation to Honor New Mexico Military Heroes Becomes Law

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Gov. Susana Martinez signed a bill sponsored by Rep. John Zimmerman. House Bill 156 will honor members of the National Guard of New Mexico or state defense force by authorizing additional awards to members of ...

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26 Feb
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Bill Increasing Penalties for Possession, Distribution or Manufacturing of Child Pornography Signed by Governor

Santa Fe, NM – House Bill 65, which increases penalties for possession, distribution or manufacturing of child pornography was signed into law today by Governor Susana Martinez. The bill was sponsored by Representative Sarah Maestas Barnes and co-sponsored by Representatives Randall ...

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19 Feb
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Jaydon’s Law Sent to Governor’s Desk

Santa Fe, NM — Legislation to give judges access to the full criminal histories of violent repeat offenders is on its way to Governor Susana Martinez. House Bill 72, also known as “Jaydon’s Law,” unanimously passed the Senate this morning ...

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19 Feb
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Legislation to Regulate Ridesharing Companies Sent to Governor’s Desk

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation, sponsored by Rep. Monica Youngblood, clarifying regulations to allow ridesharing companies, like Uber and Lyft, to operate in New Mexico will be sent the Governor’s desk for her consideration. The House of Representatives concurred with House ...

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19 Feb
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Bill Increasing Child Pornography Penalties Passes New Mexico Legislature

Santa Fe, NM – House Bill 65, which would increase penalties for possession, distribution or manufacturing of child pornography, was sent to the Governor’s desk. The bill, sponsored by Representative Sarah Maestas Barnes, passed out of the Senate on a ...

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19 Feb
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Bill to Crack Down on Repeat DWI Offenders & DWI Vehicular Homicide Sent to Governor’s Desk

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation to crack down on repeat DWI offenders and those convicted of DWI vehicular homicide was sent to Governor Susana Martinez for her signature. Senate Bill 118, sponsored by Representative Sarah Maestas Barnes (R) and Senator George ...

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18 Feb
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House Sends State Budget to Governor

Santa Fe, NM – Today the House of Representatives approved a budget that will increase funding to critical areas such as public safety, education initiatives and job training programs. The bill, HB 2 as amended by the Senate, passed on ...

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18 Feb
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House Approves Legislation to Stop Criminal Justice Revolving Door

Santa Fe, NM – A bill that would require convicted felons to serve at least 85% of their prison sentences passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 37-30. The bill is sponsored by Reps. John Zimmerman and Alonzo ...

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16 Feb
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House Passes REAL ID Fix

Santa Fe, NM – The House of Representatives approved House Bill 99, bipartisan legislation to bring New Mexico into compliance with the REAL ID Act and end the practice of giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.  By a vote of ...

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