Category Archives: Press Release

02 Feb
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House Committee Approves Stricter Penalties for DWI Offenders Caught Driving With a Suspended License

Santa Fe, NM – Today, legislation to help address New Mexico’s DWI problem passed the House Judiciary Committee by a unanimous, 9-0 vote. House Bill 81, sponsored by Rep. Paul Pacheco, will toughen the punishment for DWI offenders who continue to ...

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02 Feb
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Legislation to Include DWI Felonies in NM Habitual Offender Law Passes Judiciary Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Today, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines that would allow judges to impose stricter penalties on DWI felons passed the House Judiciary Committee today by a vote of 9-1. The bill, HB 82, would expand ...

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01 Feb
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Bill to Increase Penalties for Repeat DWI Offenders Passes House Judiciary

Santa Fe, NM – Today, legislation to crack down on repeat DWI offenders by increasing penalties for fourth and subsequent DWI offenses passed the House Judiciary Committee by a 7-4 vote. House Bill 83 is sponsored by Representatives Sarah Maestas Barnes ...

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01 Feb
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ICYMI: Michael Sanchez kills bipartisan House bills that would protect New Mexico’s children

In Case You Missed It Michael Sanchez kills bipartisan House bills that would protect New Mexico’s children  Santa Fe, NM – Last week Michael Sanchez killed several bipartisan House bills by sending them to three committees. The bills would protect ...

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01 Feb
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Update from House Republicans: February 1, 2016

Santa Fe, NM – It’s been almost two weeks since the start of the 2016 Legislative Session. House Republicans have been working long hours while fighting to make New Mexico a safer place to live. For example, on Friday night the House was ...

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01 Feb
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ICYMI: Michael Sanchez and Senate Democrats should bring driver’s license compromise to a vote on the Senate Floor, avoid “nuclear rhetoric”

In Case You Missed It Michael Sanchez and Senate Democrats should bring driver’s license compromise to a vote on the Senate Floor, avoid “nuclear rhetoric” Editorial: New Mexico needs Real ID deal, not nuclear rhetoric Albuquerque Journal By: Albuquerque Journal ...

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01 Feb
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Legislation Allowing Adjunct Teachers Passes House on Bipartisan Vote

Santa Fe, NM – Today HB 145, a bill that would allow adjunct teachers, passed the House with bipartisan support on a 37-25 vote. The bill would allow New Mexicans with at least a bachelor degree to teach part-time without having ...

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01 Feb
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House Approves Bipartisan Bill to Improve Student Reading Outcomes

Bill now awaits consideration by the Senate Santa Fe, NM – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Monica Youngblood to improve student reading passed the House of Representatives this evening by a bipartisan 35-27 vote.  The bill, HB 67, would provide early identification ...

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01 Feb
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Independent Ethics Commission Proposal Passes House Committee on 8-0 Vote

Santa Fe, NM – Today the House Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee unanimously passed a proposed constitutional amendment to establish an independent state ethics commission.  House Joint Resolution 5, sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines, would give New Mexico voters ...

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29 Jan
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Senate Boss Michael Sanchez Leaves Children Vulnerable to Predators

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Senate Boss Michael Sanchez effectively killed three bipartisan House bills that would protect New Mexico’s children by referring them to three committees each. One bill, sponsored by Reps. Sarah Maestas Barnes, Randal Crowder and Democrat ...

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