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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.

Education Bills Supporting Vulnerable Students Advance

Santa Fe, N.M. – Two bills designed to support New Mexico's most vulnerable students have passed their first committees in the House. House Bills 411 and 301, sponsored by Representative and Majority F-- Continue reading

Early High School Graduation Bill Passes House Education Committee

Santa Fe, NM – This morning the House Education Committee passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Alonzo Baldonado (R-Valencia) to give certain New Mexico students the opportunity to graduate early from high s-- Continue reading

Representative Antonio Maestas' Bill to Level the Playing Field for Minority-Owned Businesses Passes House Unanimously

Santa Fe, N.M. – Representative Antonio Maestas' (D-Albuquerque) HB198, the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Opportunity Act, a bill that will bolster minority-owned small businesses by promoti-- Continue reading

House Approves Bill to Establish an Oil and Gas Stabilization Reserve for NM

House Approves Bill to Establish an Oil and Gas Stabilization Reserve for NM

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight the House of Representatives overwhelmingly endorsed a proposal sponsored by Rep. Larry Larrañaga (R-Bernalillo) to establish a "rainy day" fund for surplus oil and gas revenue.-- Continue reading

House Passes Rep. Gentry's Felon-in-Possession Bill

Santa Fe, NM – This evening the House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to strengthen consequences for felons in possession of a firearm or other destructive device. The bill is sponsore-- Continue reading

Bill Providing Tourniquets to Police Passes House

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed House Bill 9, a bill that provides law enforcement with the appropriate tools and training to apply tourniquets – a proven life savin-- Continue reading

House Approves Public Official "Cooling Off" Bill

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight, by a vote of 58 to 2, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 73, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo) to strengthen "cooling off" standards f-- Continue reading

Memorial to Protect Chaco Canyon Advances

Santa Fe, N.M. - Today, a memorial introduced by Representative Derrick Lente (D-Sandia Pueblo) that reaffirms New Mexico's commitment to protect Chaco Canyon's tribal, cultural and historical sites u-- Continue reading

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