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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.

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

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

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