Legislation Allowing Anesthesiology Assistants to Practice At All Hospitals Passes House

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation that will allow anesthesiology assistants to practice at any hospital in New Mexico passed the House of Representatives on Monday. Rep. Nora Espinoza sponsored the bill, which passed by a 38-28 vote. “Anesthesiology assistants should be allowed to seek employment at any hospital in the state,” said Espinoza. “I hope […]

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Legislation To Limit Lobbying By Government Officials Unanimously Clears House Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation that would bar public officials from becoming lobbyists immediately after leaving their post cleared its first committee today by a unanimous 9-0 vote. The bill would require elected officials and some government workers to wait two years after leaving their post to become a paid lobbyist. “This bill will bring […]

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Right-To-Work Compromise Legislation Passes Judiciary Committee, Heads To House Floor

Santa Fe, NM — In order to come up with a fair compromise to promote commonsense, job-creating legislation, the right-to-work bill was amended on Friday to increase the minimum wage to $8 per hour. The compromise legislation cleared the House Judiciary Committee by a 7-6 vote and will now head to the House floor. Raising the minimum wage […]

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House Passes Legislation To Repeal Dangerous Law Allowing Illegal Immigrants To Obtain Driver’s Licenses With A Bi-Partisan Vote

Santa Fe, NM — Today, the House voted to repeal a dangerous law that allows illegal immigrants to receive a New Mexico driver’s license. The vote was a bi-partisan 39-29. The bill, sponsored by Reps. Paul Pacheco and Andy Nunez, has support from every member of the House Republican caucus, and previously received bipartisan support in […]

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Governor Susana Martinez and Representative Kelly Fajardo Propose Legislation to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

Proposed Legislation, Along with Highlighting Start by Believing Campaign, Designed to Further Protect and Support Victims of Violence and Abuse   Albuquerque — Today Governor Susana Martinez, Representative Kelly Fajardo (R-Belen), and victims’ advocates joined together to highlight the Start by Believing campaign to support victims of rape and sexual assault. Governor Martinez and Representative […]

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NM House Passes Bill To End Failed Policy Of Social Promotion In Bipartisan Vote

Republicans Highlight President Bill Clinton’s Call To End Social Promotion Santa Fe, NM — Legislation that would end the failed policy of social promotion cleared the House floor today by a bipartisan vote of 38-30. Social promotion passes kids onto the next grade even when they cannot read. On the House floor, Rep. Monica Youngblood pointed out that […]

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Legislation to Expand State’s Voyeurism Law Clears Safety And Civil Affairs Committee Vote

Vote was bi-partisan and now the bill will go to the House floor Santa Fe, NM –Legislation that would crack down on sexual predators attempting to secretly view or record a person’s intimate areas has passed the House Safety And Civil Affairs Committee with a bi-partisan vote. The legislation sponsored by Representative Clahchischilliage will now go […]

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Bill Cracking Down On Corrupt Public Officials Passes House Floor Unanimously

  Santa Fe, NM – Legislation that will crack down on corrupt government officials by toughening penalties passed the House floor today by a unanimous vote. The legislation, sponsored by Majority Floor Leader Nate Gentry, can add as much as one additional year of jail time for government officials and government employees convicted of felony corruption […]

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Republicans Sponsor Commonsense Legislation To Protect Pregnant Women In The Workplace

In Case You Missed It! Republicans Sponsor Commonsense Legislation To Protect Pregnant Women In The Workplace   The Associated Press Feb. 10, 2015 http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/da57c146ff874bff8e9648754f9a3558/NM–Pregnant-Workers SANTA FE, New Mexico – A New Mexico lawmaker has introduced legislation that would require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for working pregnant women. Republican Rep. Terry McMillan of Las Cruces […]

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