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The 2017 New Mexico Legislature goes into this year's 60-day session at noon on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, NM

The session will end at noon on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Rep. McCamley: No New Mexico National Guard for Trump’s Deportations

Santa Fe, NM – Rep. Bill McCamley (D-Mesilla Park) has introduced HB 560 to prevent the New Mexico National Guard from performing federal immigration operations or from using their resources and funding-- Continue reading

Rep. Sariñana’s Bill to Make Teacher Evaluations More Fair Advances

Santa Fe, NM - Today, Representative Debra Sariñana's (D-Albuquerque) bill to make teacher evaluations more fair, HB 163, passed the House Education Committee. The bill specifically ensures a teacher's-- Continue reading

Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes' Bill to Fight Financial Elder Abuse Passes House Committee

Santa Fe, NM – A bill sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) to prevent the financial exploitation of elders unanimously passed the House Business and Industry Committee this afternoon. H-- Continue reading

"Three Strikes" Bill Advances

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, a bill sponsored by Rep. Nate Gentry (R-Bernalillo) to reform New Mexico's "three strikes" law advanced through the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee on a unanimous v-- Continue reading

House Dems Unveil Legislative Priorities to Generate New Money

Santa Fe, NM – Today, House Democrats presented their priorities for bringing in new money to the state. According to newly released numbers from the nonpartisan Legislative Finance Committee, the state-- Continue reading

Ethics Commission Proposal Clears Committee

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, the House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants and Cultural Affairs Committee unanimously passed House Joint Resolution 8, a proposal sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Be-- Continue reading

Rep. Garcia Richard Allows for More Input on Background Check Legislation

Santa Fe, N.M. - Today, Representative Stephanie Garcia Richard (D-Los Alamos) pulled HB 50 back into the House Judiciary Committee to allow for more input and consideration on the bill:

"I want to th-- Continue reading

House GOP Kill Bill to Protect Public Health

Santa Fe, NM – A bill to make it a crime to lie to inspectors from the Environment Department was killed by House Republicans today in the House Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Committee. H-- Continue reading

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