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Legislature 2023
Some Major Issues Didn't Make It Through Legislature, But Governor Doesn't Anticipate Calling A Special Session
Despite no progress on Rebuttable Presumption or Modernizing the legislature, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she sees no reason to call a Special Session this year.
SINE DIE - New Mexico Legislative Session Ends Without Drama
The session ended at noon on Saturday with little controversy.
New Mexico is Getting Ready for Geothermal
New Mexico Legislation is moving two bills forward that could position the state to be a leader on March 9th.
NM House Rejects Senate Version Of Tax Bill
A committee of three members each from the House and Senate will try to work out a deal before the session ends.
State Senate Passes Tax Bill With Changes -UPDATED WITH GOVERNOR'S STATEMENT
The Senate version includes a 25 cents per serving tax on alcoholic beverages.
New Mexico Lawmakers Reach Medical Malpractice Deal
The deal was announced Tuesday morning by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Senate Majority and Minority Leaders Peter Wirth. and Greg Baca.
The State Will Not Pay For Sidewalks
Sidewalks will remain a responsibility of property owners as a bill that challenged this jurisdiction did not make it past a House Committee.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Sign Bennie Hargrove Bill Into Law
HB 9 makes it a crime to negligently allow a child access to a firearm if that weapon is used to shoot or threaten someone.
Creative Industries Could Get Boost In New Mexico
HB 8 which would establish a creative industries division in the Economic Development Department is on the Senate Floor.
Election Worker Intimidation Ban Heads To Governor's Desk
The bill would make it a 4th degree felony.
House Committee Tables NM Family And Medical Leave Act
The move likely kills the bill for this session.
Voting Rights Act Heads To Governor
Then New Mexico Voting Rights Act passed a House concurrence vote Monday.
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New Mexico Senate Approves Over $9.5 Billion Budget
The Senate passed the budget Sunday night and sent it back to the House for a vote.
House Passes Omnibus Tax Plan
The bill includes $500 and $1000 rebates for New Mexican tax filers.
Resolution To Ask NM Voters To Bring Back Elected State School Board On House Floor
If passed voters would be asked if they want to the replace State Education Commission with a partially state elected school board.
New Mexico to Double Free Fishing Days
House Bill 197, Increase Free Fishing Days, received a do pass from the Senate Conservation Committee on March 7th.
State Aroma is Drifting Through the Roundhouse
Senate Bill 188 received its first do pass vote from a House Committee on March 2nd.
New Mexico Voting Rights Act Passes Senate
HB 4 passed on a party line vote and now heads back to the House for concurrence before going to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for her signature.