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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 Rep. Maestas Barnes' Solar Tax Credit Bill

Santa Fe, NM – This evening, by a vote of 36 to 31, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 61, Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes' bipartisan proposal to renew New Mexico's Solar Market Development Tax C-- Continue reading

House Passes Bill to Protect Contraception Coverage from Trump’s Reckless ACA Repeal

Santa Fe, N.M. – Tonight, House Democrats continued to protect New Mexico families from the Trump administration's threats of an Obamacare repeal by passing a bill to ensure access to birth control. HB -- Continue reading

House Judiciary Unanimously Approves Ethics Commission Proposal

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed House Joint Resolution 8, a proposal sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo) to amend the state constitution to create -- Continue reading

Rep. Candie Sweetser Sets Tiny House Industry in Motion

Santa Fe, N.M. - Tonight, Representative Candie Sweetser (D-Deming) recognized the emergence of the tiny house industry, with her bill to define and allow assessors to review tiny homes. HB 512 passed-- Continue reading

House Passes Bills to Promote Job Creation, Increase Economic Opportunity

Santa Fe, N.M. – Tonight, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed two more bills to grow the economy and create jobs. Increasing economic opportunity and promoting job creation are top priorities-- Continue reading

House Approves Bill to Protect Children from Sexual Predators

Santa Fe, NM - This evening, the House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 43. The bill, sponsored by Reps. Monica Youngblood (R-Bernalillo) and Sharon Clahchischilliage (R-San Juan), wou-- Continue reading

House Approves Rep. Kelly Fajardo’s Bill to Protect Minors from Pornographic Images

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight, on a bipartisan 63 to 1 vote, the House of Representatives approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Valencia) to protect New Mexico's children from receiving porno-- Continue reading

Statement from Rep. Jason Harper on Senate Passage of House Bill 241

Santa Fe, NM -- This afternoon the Senate unanimously passed House Bill 241, a bill that will permit teachers to use their contractually-allotted sick and personal leave without it negatively impactin-- Continue reading

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