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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.

House Passes New Bipartisan Industrial Hemp Bill

Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico has a second chance to join the booming industrial hemp marketplace. Tonight the House passed House Bill 530, sponsored by Representatives Bealquin "Bill" Gomez (D-La Mesa), A-- Continue reading

House Dems Stand Up for Pregnant Workers

Santa Fe, NM – Today, the House passed legislation that would promote healthy pregnancies in New Mexico while keeping pregnant workers on the job. House Bill 179, the Pregnant Worker Accommodation Act, -- Continue reading

Bills Limiting School Testing & Restricting Use of Restraint & Seclusion Head to Governor's Desk

SANTA FE, NM – Tonight, the House concurred with two bills to improve the quality of student life at New Mexico schools. House Bills 185 and 75 will now head to the Governor's desk. House Bill 185 sets -- Continue reading

Bill preventing domestic violence offenders from possessing firearms passes New Mexico House Judiciary Committee 9-4

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today Senate Bill-259, a bill to remove firearms from convicted domestic violent offenders, sponsored by Senator Joseph Cervantes and Representative Javier Martinez, passes New Mexico H-- Continue reading

House Passes Bill Benefitting Local NM Businesses

Santa Fe, N.M. -Today, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 356, which uses Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) funds to increase local economic growth and create jobs. HB 356 sponsored by-- Continue reading

Bipartisan Bill to Rein in Predatory Lending Practices Passes House

Santa Fe, N.M. - Tonight, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 347, a bill to rein in predatory loan practices, in a sweeping bipartisan vote of 64-2. Sponsored by Representatives Patty Lund-- Continue reading

Speaker Egolf Hails Passage of Sweeping Ethics Reform Bill

Santa Fe, N.M. - After extensive work on both sides of the aisle, the New Mexico House passed a bipartisan resolution that would bring sweeping ethics reform to New Mexico government. HJR 8, which giv-- Continue reading

Bill to Invest in New Mexico Infrastructure Projects Passes House

Santa Fe, NM - Tonight, a bill that would invest in New Mexico infrastructure projects passed the New Mexico House by a bipartisan vote of 47-20. HB 405 allows the State Investment Council (SIC) to in-- Continue reading

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