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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.

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

Baby Brianna's Law Expansion Back on Track

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday afternoon, the House Appropriations and Finance Committee reconsidered its earlier decision to table House Bill 45, a bill to expand Baby Brianna's Law. The committee held a sec-- Continue reading

House Republicans Defeat a Proposal to Limit School Choice for NM Students

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight, following a lengthy debate, the House of Representatives defeated a proposed two-year moratorium on the creation of new charter schools in New Mexico when House Bill 46 sponsored-- Continue reading

New Mexico House Opens Combat Roles to Women

Santa Fe, N.M. – On Thursday, Representative Stephanie Garcia Richard (D-Los Alamos) presented a measure that updates an outdated policy and opens combat roles to women. HB 209 ensures women have the s-- Continue reading

Innovations in Teaching Act Passes the House

Santa Fe, NM – The Innovations in Teaching Act passed the House floor tonight by a vote of 37-30. House Bill 105, sponsored by Representatives Andrés Romero (D-Albuquerque) and Nathan Small (D-Las Cruces-- Continue reading

Medical Intervention Bill Stopped by House Dems

Santa Fe, NM – A Republican-sponsored bill targeting abortion providers and patients was tabled today in the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee. House Bill 37, sponsored by Rep. Rod Montoya (R--- Continue reading

Republicans Walk Out of HAFC Meeting to Protest Inappropriate Treatment of Their Colleague

Santa Fe, NM – The Republican members of the House Appropriations and Finance Committee walked out of this afternoon's committee meeting to protest a breakdown of decorum following the tabling of a prev-- Continue reading

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