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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 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

Democrats Vote Down Reinstatement of Ineffective Death Penalty

Santa Fe, NM - Today, Democrats on the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee voted down a measure to reinstate the ineffective death penalty, and instead focused on effective methods to protect-- Continue reading

Democrats Protect Access to Safe & Legal Abortion

Santa Fe, NM - Today, Democrats on the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee blocked two bills aimed at restricting access to safe and legal abortion. Both bills, sponsored by Republicans David-- Continue reading

Rep Garcia Richard: Bill Will Enable Students to Continue Education

Santa Fe, N.M. - Today, Representative Stephanie Garcia Richard’s (D-Los Alamos) bill that would help students continue their education by creating uniformity in transfer credits among New Mexico colleg-- Continue reading

House Passes Bill to Create NM Chile License Plate

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 393, legislation to create a specialty chile license plate. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R-Eddy) and it now moves -- Continue reading

Bill Providing Alternative to Ignition Interlock Passes House

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed House Bill 49, which amends current DWI laws by adding a sobriety monitoring program for DWI offenders. HB 49, sponsored by Represe-- Continue reading

House Approves Bill to Increase Dental Health Care Access in New Mexico

Santa Fe, NM – This evening, the House of Representatives passed a bill to increase access to dental care for New Mexicans. House Bill 264 is sponsored by Rep. Dennis Roch (R-Quay) and Sen. Daniel Ivey--- Continue reading

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