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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. Jim Smith Leads Effort to Establish a State Broadband Network

Santa Fe, NM – This morning Rep. Jim Smith (R-Bernalillo, Sandoval and Santa Fe) presented legislation to the House State Government, Indians and Veterans Affairs Committee to establish and maintain a s-- Continue reading

Rep. Bill Rehm Introduces Bill to Increase Penalties for Recklessly Driving a Stolen Vehicle

Santa Fe, NM – Rep. William "Bill" Rehm (R-Bernalillo) has introduced legislation to increase penalties for drivers who recklessly drive stolen vehicles and injure or kill innocent New Mexicans.

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Lawmakers Agree on Bipartisan Compromise to Fund NM Courts

Santa Fe, NM – Today House leadership of both parties agreed on a compromise amendment to provide emergency funding to New Mexico's judiciary branch.

The compromise was adopted as an amendment to Hous-- Continue reading

Local Business Fairness Act Passes Committee

Santa Fe, N.M. – TODAY, in the House Business and Industry Committee, Representative Carl Trujillo (D-Santa Fe) presented House Bill 202, which levels the playing field for our local business to compete-- Continue reading

Reps. Gonzales, Armstrong Champion Bill in Response to President Trump’s Threats to Obamacare

Santa Fe, N.M. - New Mexico House Democrats on Monday continued its work to protect New Mexicans from the disastrous policy changes threatened by the Trump Administration by championing the Health Sec-- Continue reading

Senator Howie Morales Pushes Creation of Early Childhood Services Department

Bill passes Education Committee, All Democrats Supporting

(Santa Fe, NM) – Pointing to the huge need to improve the lives of at-risk children in New Mexico, Democratic Senator Howie Morales (D-28-Catron-- Continue reading

Bill to Legalize, Tax, and Regulate Marijuana Passes House Committee

Santa Fe, NM – A bill to legalize, tax, and safely regulate marijuana passed the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee today by a vote of 3 to 1. House Bill 89 would open New Mexico to the $35 bil-- Continue reading

Bill to Decriminalize Assisted Suicide Moves Ahead in the House

Santa Fe, NM – A bill decriminalizing assisted suicide passed the House Health and Human Services Committee today by a vote of 4-3 following two hours of emotional testimony by supporters of the bill. T-- Continue reading

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