Category Archives: Press Release

04 Mar
0

House Approves Bill to Strengthen NM Lottery Scholarship

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight, on a vote of 63 to 1, the House of Representatives approved House Bill 250, legislation to strengthen New Mexico’s lottery scholarship program. The bipartisan measure is sponsored by Reps. Jason Harper (R-Sandoval) and Javier ...

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04 Mar
0

House Concurs with Senate-Amended Broadband Bill

House Bill 113 goes to Gov. Martinez for signature Santa Fe, NM – This evening, the House of Representatives unanimously concurred with the Senate-amended version of House Bill 113, legislation to establish a statewide broadband network in New Mexico. The ...

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03 Mar
0

Baby Brianna’s Law Expansion Back on Track

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday afternoon, the House Appropriations and Finance Committee reconsidered its earlier decision to table House Bill 45, a bill to expand Baby Brianna’s Law. The committee held a second vote on the bill and passed it, sending ...

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03 Mar
0

House Republicans Defeat a Proposal to Limit School Choice for NM Students

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight, following a lengthy debate, the House of Representatives defeated a proposed two-year moratorium on the creation of new charter schools in New Mexico when House Bill 46 sponsored by Rep. Christine Trujillo (D-Bernalillo) failed to ...

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02 Mar
0

House Democrats Kill Another Crime Bill in Appropriations Committee

Republicans walk out of meeting to protest inappropriate treatment of their colleague Santa Fe, NM – The Republican members of the House Appropriations and Finance Committee walked out of this afternoon’s committee meeting to protest a breakdown of decorum following ...

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01 Mar
0

Early High School Graduation Bill Passes House Education Committee

Santa Fe, NM – This morning the House Education Committee passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Alonzo Baldonado (R-Valencia) to give certain New Mexico students the opportunity to graduate early from high school. House Bill 498 would permit high school ...

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01 Mar
0

House Passes Rep. Gentry’s Felon in Possession Bill

Santa Fe, NM – This evening the House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to strengthen consequences for felons in possession of a firearm or other destructive device. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Nate Gentry (R-Bernalillo). House Bill 52 would ...

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01 Mar
0

House Approves Bill to Establish an Oil and Gas Stabilization Reserve for NM

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight the House of Representatives overwhelmingly endorsed a proposal sponsored by Rep. Larry Larrañaga (R-Bernalillo) to establish a “rainy day” fund for surplus oil and gas revenue. House Bill 191 would create an oil and gas ...

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01 Mar
0

House Approves Public Official “Cooling Off” Bill

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight, by a vote of 58 to 2, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 73, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo) to strengthen “cooling off” standards for public officials in New Mexico. The ...

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01 Mar
0

House Committee Kills Anti-DWI Bill

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, on a party-line vote the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee killed a bill sponsored by Rep. Tim Lewis (R-Sandoval) to increase penalties on repeat drunk drivers who commit great bodily harm by vehicle ...

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