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Veteran-related legislation in New Mexico 01/17/2013

The New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services will provide you with this daily courtesy update for the duration of the Session.  It will contain information about the introduced Bills/Memorials/Resolutions and show their status in the legislative process.
 
The list will grow as more legislation is introduced on the chamber floors of the State Senate and House of Representatives.  
 
For more information about the 2013 Legislature, go to the Legislature website at http://www.nmlegis.gov.
 
The New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services fully supports these veteran-related pieces of legislation. We encourage you to contact your local legislators to voice your support for these measures.  You can find the contact information of all legislators at:  
www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/legislatorsearch.aspx.
 
 
 
 
Bill:               HB15
Sponsors:    Anderson (R29)
Title:            TAXATION: ARMED FORCES RETIREES' INCENTIVE TAX CREDIT
Summary:    Adds a new section to the Income Tax Act to provide a phased in annual state income tax credit of up to $1,000 to encourage military retirees to move to New Mexico and use their expertise in its work force.
Subjects:     Veterans and Military Affairs; Taxation and Fees; Public Employees/Retirement
Progress:     1st House: Referred to Committee
Status:         01/16/2013 – House Taxation and Revenue Committee
History:        12/18/2012—H Prefiled in the House.
                     01/16/2013—H Introduced and referred to House Taxation & Revenue.
                     01/16/2013—H Also referred to House Appropriations & Finance.
Bill:               HB16
Sponsors:    Anderson (R29)
Title:            FUNDING TO RAISE AWARENESS OF USS NEW MEXICO SUBMARINE
Summary:    Appropriates $50,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Military Affairs for FY2014 to educate the public on the mission of the nuclear‑powered submarine USS New Mexico, sponsor the visit of its crew to the state, and recognize its top sailors each quarter and each year.
Subjects:     Appropriations; Veterans and Military Affairs
Progress:     1st House: Referred to Committee
Status:         01/16/2013 – House Health and Government Affairs Committee
History:        12/18/2012—H Prefiled in the House.
                     01/16/2013—H Introduced and referred to House Health & Government Affairs.
                     01/16/2013—H Also referred to House Appropriations & Finance.
Bill:               HB36
Sponsors:    Hamilton (R38)
Title:            VETERANS' PTSD TREATMENT PILOT PROJECT
Summary:    (For the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee) (Identical to 2012 HHGAC substitute for HB101) Appropriate $250,000 (GF) to the Veterans’ Services Department for a pilot program to treat veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with virtual reality therapy. Funding is for use from FY2014 through FY2017.
Subjects:     Veterans and Military Affairs; Appropriations; State Affairs and State Agencies; Interim Studies and Interim Committees; Information Technology; Higher Education; Health and Medical Practice
Progress:     1st House: Referred to Committee
Status:         01/16/2013 – House Education Committee
History:        12/28/2012—H Prefiled in the House.
                     01/16/2013—H Introduced and referred to House Education.
                     01/16/2013—H Also referred to House Appropriations & Finance.
Bill:               HB102
Sponsors:    Martinez, Rudolpho (D39)
Title:            DEMOLISH FORT BAYARD MEDICAL CENTER
Summary:    (For the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee) Appropriates $5 million (GF) to GSD’s Property Control Division to demolish the Fort Bayard Medical Center owned by the state.
Subjects:     Appropriations; State Affairs and State Agencies; Veterans and Military Affairs
Progress:     1st House: Referred to Committee
Status:         01/16/2013 – House Health and Government Affairs Committee
History:        01/16/2013—H Introduced and referred to House Health & Government Affairs.
                     01/16/2013—H Also referred to House Appropriations & Finance.
Bill:               HJM3
Sponsors:    Hamilton (R38)
Title:            APPROVAL PROTOCOL FOR VETERANS' EDUCATION LEGISLATION
Summary:    (For the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee) Requests the congressional delegation to utilize the “New Mexico State Approving Agency” and the “National Association of State‑Approving Agencies” when Congress is considering legislation that could affect education benefits for New Mexico veterans.
Subjects:     Veterans and Military Affairs; Higher Education; State Affairs and State Agencies
Progress:     1st House: Referred to Committee
Status:         01/16/2013 – House Health and Government Affairs Committee
History:        12/28/2012—H Prefiled in the House.
                     01/16/2013—H Introduced and referred to House Health & Government Affairs.
Bill:               HJM4
Sponsors:    Martinez, Rudolpho (D39)
Title:            VIETNAM VETERANS DAY
Summary:    (For the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee) Expresses gratitude for the service and sacrifices of Vietnam War veterans and requests that the Governor declare March 29, 2013 as Vietnam Veterans Day in New Mexico.
Subjects:     Veterans and Military Affairs
Progress:     Introduced
Status:         01/16/2013 – Speaker's Table
History:        12/28/2012—H Prefiled in the House.
                     01/16/2013—H Not referred to committee, placed on Speaker's table.
Scheduled:  01/17/2013—House Session, 10:00 a.m., House Chambers
Bill:               HJM6
Sponsors:    McCamley (D33)
Title:            ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR NEW MEXICO’S VETERANS
Summary:    Requests the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide additional funding and personnel to the department’s Albuquerque Regional Office to expedite processing of veterans’ requests and appeals; and requests the New Mexico Congressional Delegation to address various issues affecting the state’s veterans.
Subjects:     Veterans and Military Affairs
Progress:     1st House: Referred to Committee
Status:         01/16/2013 – House Health and Government Affairs Committee
History:        01/16/2013—H Introduced and referred to House Health & Government Affairs.
Bill:               SB96
Sponsors:    Sharer (R1)
Title:            INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR MILITARY RETIREMENT PAY
Summary:    (Similar to 2012 SCORC substitute for SB129) Creates an exemption from the Income Tax Act for uniformed service retirees and their surviving spouses. The exemption is equal to a percentage of the retiree’s retirement or retainer pay.
Subjects:     Taxation and Fees; Veterans and Military Affairs
Related:       2012:SB129
Progress:     1st House: Referred to Committee
Status:         01/16/2013 – Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee
History:        01/16/2013—S Introduced and referred to Senate Corporations & Transportation.
                     01/16/2013—S Also referred to Senate Finance.
Bill:               SB112
Sponsors:    Ortiz y Pino (D12); O'Neill (D13)
Title:            GUARDIAN AND CONSERVATOR POWERS AFTER DEATH OF PROTECTED PERSON
Summary:    (Similar to 2011 HB271) Upon the death of a protected person, the person’s guardian or conservator must submit notice of the death to the appointing court and any relatives of the protected person. For one year following the death of a protected person, the guardian or conservator must continue to exercise powers including arranging and paying for a funeral, receiving medical or financial records, requesting an autopsy, filing financial documents, and terminating the guardianship or conservatorship relationship in the appointing court.
Subjects:     Courts and Civil Matters; Human Services; Family and Juveniles
Related:       2011:HB271
Progress:     1st House: Referred to Committee
Status:         01/16/2013 – Senate Public Affairs Committee
History:        01/16/2013—S Introduced and referred to Senate Public Affairs.
                     01/16/2013—S Also referred to Senate Judiciary.
Bill:               SM2
Sponsors:    Martinez, Richard (D5)
Title:            VOLUNTEER CIVILIAN MOTORCYCLE TRAFFIC ESCORTS
Summary:    Requests the Department of Public Safety and Department of Transportation to convene a task force to study implementation of a program to train volunteer civilian motorcycle traffic escorts, to include a review and analysis of current legislation pertaining to authorized emergency vehicles, licensing requirements, and funeral and military procession escort rights of way.
Subjects:     Transportation; Public Safety and Corrections; Veterans and Military Affairs; Interim Studies and Interim Committees
Progress:     1st House: Referred to Committee
Status:         01/16/2013 – Senate Rules Committee
History:        01/16/2013—S Introduced and referred to Senate Rules.
            01/16/2013—S Also referred to Senate Public Affairs Committee

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