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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.

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

Capital Outlay Funds Increase Southern New Mexico's Fire Protection

Santa Fe, N.M. – The City of Sunland Park is commemorating three new firefighting vehicles this Wednesday, after recent investments totaling $1.4 million have resulted in one of the most modern fire dep-- Continue reading

Bill to Safeguard Drinking Water Moves to House Floor

Santa Fe, NM – A bill to protect consumer rights and public health passed the House Judiciary Committee today. House Bill 511 imposes penalties for lying to inspectors or falsifying data related to the -- Continue reading

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