Category Archives: Press Release

10 Feb
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House Approves Bipartisan Proposal to Establish an Independent Ethics Commission

Santa Fe, NM – The House of Representatives approved a proposed constitutional amendment to establish an independent state ethics commission.  House Joint Resolution 5, sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines and co-sponsored by Rep. Jeff Steinborn, passed on a vote of ...

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10 Feb
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House Approves Bill to Fix Prevailing Wage Standards

Bill would make more funding available for school and road construction Santa Fe, NM – The House of Representatives passed a bill to exempt public school and road projects from current prevailing wage requirements.  The bill, House Bill 200, is ...

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09 Feb
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House Approves Bill to Allow Uber and Lyft in NM with Bipartisan Support

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation clarifying regulations to allow ridesharing companies, like Uber and Lyft, to operate in New Mexico passed the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 58 to 8. House Bill 168 is sponsored by Rep. ...

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09 Feb
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House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Protect CYFD Workers

Santa Fe, NM – The House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to protect employees of the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) while performing their duties to safeguard New Mexico’s children.  House Bill 142, sponsored by Reps. Jimmie Hall and ...

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09 Feb
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House Unanimously Approves Bill to Teach Lifesaving Skills to NM Students

Santa Fe, NM – Today, a bill to include lifesaving skills instruction into the health curriculum for New Mexico students passed the House Floor by a unanimous 67-0 vote. House Bill 104 is sponsored by Rep. Terry McMillan. “Teaching students ...

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09 Feb
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Bill to Close Dangerous Child Porn Loophole Unanimously Approved by NM House

Santa Fe, NM – House Bill 30, sponsored by Reps. Kelly Fajardo and Paul Pacheco, would close a loophole that allows predators to send pornographic pictures to children. The bill passed the House Floor today on a unanimous vote of ...

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09 Feb
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House Approves Bill to Crack Down on Domestic Violence

Santa Fe, NM – Today the House of Representatives approved a proposal authorizing law enforcement officers to quickly detain domestic violence suspects. The legislation, House Bill 86, passed the House by a vote of 64 to 0. “I’m glad the ...

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09 Feb
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House Committee Passes Legislation to Keep Certain Felons Behind Bars Longer

Santa Fe, NM – Today a bill that would require certain convicted felons to serve at least 85% of their prison sentences passed the House Regulatory and Public Affairs Committee on a 4-3 vote. The bill is sponsored by Reps. ...

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08 Feb
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House Approves Legislation to Honor and Protect Law Enforcement Officers

Santa Fe, NM – A bill to amend the New Mexico Hate Crimes Act to include law enforcement officers passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 58 to 4.  The bill, HB 95, is sponsored by Reps. ...

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06 Feb
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House Approves Budget With Increased Funding for Public Safety and Education On a Bipartisan Vote

Budget funds critical public safety initiatives to protect New Mexicans and enhance early childhood programs Santa Fe, NM – Today, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed the FY2017 budget on a bipartisan 38-31 vote. The budget is fiscally responsible, while ...

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