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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 "Amendments in Context" Rule

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon the House of Representatives unanimously voted to adopt a rule to make the posting of bills with the proposed amendment incorporated, a practice known as "amendments in con-- Continue reading

House Agrees: Dads Can Change Diapers Too

Santa Fe, N.M. – Tonight on the House floor, House Bill 106, Baby Changing Facilities in Men's Rooms, passed on a 44-22 vote. Sponsored by Representative Andrés Romero (D-Albuquerque), the bill would re-- Continue reading

CYFD Worker Protection Bill Passes House

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight the House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill to make it a crime to commit assault or battery on an employee of the Children, Youth and Families Division (CYFD) while t-- Continue reading

House Passes Minimum Wage Increase

Santa Fe, N.M. – Tonight, House Bill 442 passed the House along mostly party lines in a 37-30 vote. HB 442, sponsored by Representatives Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe), Debbie Rodella (D-Española), Patricio Ru-- Continue reading

House Approves Bill to Strengthen NM Lottery Scholarship

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight, on a vote of 63 to 1, the House of Representatives approved House Bill 250, legislation to strengthen New Mexico's lottery scholarship program. The bipartisan measure is sponsore-- Continue reading

Industrial Hemp Bill Awaits Governor's Signature

Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico could soon join the booming industrial hemp marketplace. House Bill 144, sponsored by Representatives Bealquin "Bill" Gomez (D-La Mesa), Antonio "Moe" Maestas (D-Albuquerque), -- Continue reading

Bill Restricting Isolated Confinement Moves to House Floor

Santa Fe, NM – Today in the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Antonio "Moe" Maestas' (D-Albuquerque) House Bill 175 passed by a 7-6 vote. HB 175 bans the use of isolated confinement for pregnant women and-- Continue reading

House Concurs with Senate-Amended Broadband Bill

Santa Fe, NM – This evening, the House of Representatives unanimously concurred with the Senate-amended version of House Bill 113, legislation to establish a statewide broadband network in New Mexico. T-- Continue reading

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