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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. 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

Bill Curbing Use of Solitary Confinement Passes Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Today in the House Consumers and Public Affairs Committee, Rep. Antonio "Moe" Maestas (D-Albuquerque) presented House Bill 175. It passed unanimously in a 4-0 vote. HB 175 seeks to ban s-- Continue reading

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