Rep. Jason Harper’s Taxpayer Protection Bill Passes 2nd Senate Committee  

  SANTA FE—This afternoon, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved House Bill 194, an effort sponsored by Rep. Jason Harper (R-Rio Rancho) to ease burdensome paperwork requirements for New Mexico taxpayers. The bipartisan bill is co-sponsored by Rep. Carl Trujillo (D-Santa Fe), Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R-Carlsbad), and Sen. Clemente Sanchez (D-Grants).     HB 194 allows New Mexico gross receipts taxpayers to offer alternative evidence proving that certain transactions […]

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UPDATE: Bipartisan Public Safety Package Clears Another Hurdle

Santa Fe, NM – The bipartisan public safety package that passed the House with overwhelming support passed the Senate Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support today and will move to the Senate Finance Committee for consideration.   The package includes bills sponsored by Representatives Nate Gentry (R-Albuquerque), Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Albuquerque), David E. Adkins (R-Albuquerque), Elizabeth […]

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ICYMI: House Endorses Rep. Yvette Herrell’s Bill To Protect NM Pecan Growers

  SANTA FE—Saturday night, the House of Representatives approved Rep. Yvette Herrell’s effort to protect New Mexico’s pecan growers. Her measure, House Bill 214, passed by a vote of 60 to 2.     HB 214, also known as the Pecan Buyers Licensure Act, creates a state licensing and oversight process for in-shell pecan buyers. This licensure process will help protect pecan growers from crop […]

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Rep. Cathrynn Brown Gains House Approval For Carlsbad Brine Well Funding 

  SANTA FE—This morning, the House of Representatives unanimously approved Senate Bill 226, a plan to secure needed funding to stabilize and remediate the Carlsbad Brine Well.     SB 226 redistributes 4.15% of the state Motor Vehicle Excise Tax from the general fund to the state road fund. This funding could provide close $30 million over the next four years to help prevent the collapse […]

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Rep. Adkins’ Three-Year Effort To Create Small Business Saturday Tax Holiday Advances To The Senate

  SANTA FE—This evening, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 79, a bipartisan effort to create a statewide tax holiday for Small Business Saturday. The bill passed by a vote of 43 to 20. Rep. David Adkins (R-Albuquerque) has championed this endeavor for the past two years, and he teamed with Rep. Doreen Gallegos (D-Las Cruces) and Sen. Steven […]

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Valencia County State Reps Secure Key Win For NM Counties  

House passes bill to encourage sale of tax-delinquent properties    SANTA FE—This afternoon, the House of Representatives passed a plan to make it easier for the state to sell abandoned real property for which delinquent property tax is due. The legislation, House Bill 88, is backed by Rep. Alonzo Baldonado (R-Los Lunas), Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Los Lunas), Rep. Gail Armstrong […]

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House Approves Rep. Nate Gentry’s Innovative Plan To Boost NM Student Performance 

  SANTA FE—This afternoon, by a vote of 64 to 3, the House of Representatives endorsed House Bill 332, a plan advocated by Rep. Nate Gentry (R-Albuquerque) to notify parents via text message if their child has an upcoming required assessment or if their child’s grade point average falls below 2.0.      Rep. Gentry offered this […]

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ICYMI: House Endorses Rep. Bill Rehm’s Effort To Create NM Auto Theft Prevention Authority 

  SANTA FE—Last night, the House of Representatives unanimously approved Rep. Bill Rehm’s (R-Albuquerque) effort to create an auto theft prevention authority in New Mexico.     House Bill 173 establishes an auto theft prevention authority within the New Mexico Office of  the Superintendent of Insurance. The idea is based on a similar authority in Colorado. The authority to seek federal […]

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Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes Secures a Victory For NM’s Children 

House approves Baby Brianna Law expansion     SANTA FE—Tonight, Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Albuquerque) secured a victory for New Mexico’s children when the House of Representatives approved House Bill 100 by a vote of 62 to 6. HB 100 removes the arbitrary age distinction in the current statute.      Under the current law, violent child […]

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Rep. Bill Rehm’s Statement On House Endorsement Of Statute Of Limitations Removal for 2nd Degree Murder 

  SANTA FE—Tonight, the House of Representatives unanimously endorsed Rep. Bill Rehm’s (R-Albuquerque) proposal to remove the statute of limitations for second-degree murder prosecutions. His measure, House Bill 33, was combined with a similar measure, House Bill 115, sponsored by Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Albuquerque).     New Mexico is the only state in the country that applies a […]

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