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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. Small: NM is a State That's Respectful and Tolerant

Santa Fe, N.M. - Today, a bipartisan memorial that would prohibit the creation and utilization of a national registry based on religious affiliation, which was introduced by Representative Nathan Smal-- Continue reading

Republican Lawmakers Meet with NM Environment Secretary Tongate on New Food Handling Regulations

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, Republican members of the House and Senate met with New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Secretary Butch Tongate to discuss the department's new food handling regulations. -- Continue reading

Industrial Hemp BIlls Advance Through House

Santa Fe, NM – Today, in the House Labor and Economic Devleopment Committee, three bills establishing regulations for an industrial hemp market in New Mexico were rolled together and passed unanimously.-- Continue reading

House Committee Blocks Bill to Protect Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee blocked a bill to amend New Mexico's Hate Crimes Act and include law enforcement officers and emergency personnel as protected c-- Continue reading

Republicans Block Measure to Halt Fracking in Sacred Chaco Canyon

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, after lengthy and emotional testimony from residents about the effects that fracking has had on their health and livelihoods, a memorial to halt fracking failed to pass the House-- Continue reading

Rep. Cathrynn Brown’s Brine Well Remediation Bill Passes House Committee

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon the House Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed a bill to help remediate an abandoned brine well in the city of Carlsbad. The bill aims to -- Continue reading

Rep. Kelly Fajardo’s Child Protection Bill Passes First Test

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation offered by Rep Kelly Fajardo (R-Valencia) to protect New Mexico's children from receiving pornographic images from sexual predators unanimously passed its first committee this-- Continue reading

Rep. McCamley: Rollback Tax Giveaways for the Well-Connected

Santa Fe, NM – House Democrats want to repeal the tax giveaways of the past few years that have only served to benefit the wealthy and well-connected and that have failed to create jobs in New Mexico. H-- Continue reading

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