NM Republican Legislative Update 1-26-24

🟥HB 114 -  Would make the firearms industry an easy target for litigation that could put them out of business.

Friday, January 26, 2024 - 1:30 PM - Room 309

To send an email, copy the contact info for this committee below:
 christine.chandler@nmlegis.gov , andrea@andrearomero.com , bill.rehm@nmlegis.gov ,  eliseo.alcon@nmlegis.gov ,  gail@gailchasey.com ,  RYAN@LANEFORLIBERTY.COM , javier.martinez@nmlegis.gov ,  matthew.mcqueen@nmlegis.gov , jared.hembree@nmlegis.gov , Andrea.Reeb@nmlegis.gov ,  reena.szczepanski@nmlegis.gov 

To speak during the live Zoom hearing:
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US Meeting ID: 813 1901 9085

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Senate Republicans Respond to Advancement of 14-Day Waiting Period

Senate Republicans Respond to Advancement of 14-Day Waiting Period for Firearms Purchases 

Bill would mandate the longest waiting period to buy a firearm in the nation

SANTA FE – Today, Senate Bill 69 advanced through the Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee on a vote of 5-3, with all Senate Republicans voting against the measure. The bill would mandate the longest waiting period to buy a firearm in the nation at 14 days. During testimony, the sponsor acknowledged that current litigation regarding similar measures in other states may overturn this legislation. 

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Under Progressive Democrat control, NM Ranks at the Bottom…AGAIN.

The results are in, and New Mexico has ranked at the bottom of the states again in several key metrics, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2023 Kid’s Count Data Book.

According to the report, New Mexico ranks 50th overall in child well-being.


New Mexico also ranks 49th in economic well-being, and 50th in education.

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Republican Governors Ban Together

Republican Governors Ban Together, Issue Joint Statement Supporting Texas’ Constitutional Right to Self-Defense 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 25 Republican governors released the following joint statement in support of Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas’ constitutional right to self-defense.

 The statement comes as the Biden Administration continues to attack Texas and refuses to take action or responsibility for the crisis at the Southern border. 

“President Biden and his Administration have left Americans and our country completely vulnerable to unprecedented illegal immigration pouring across the Southern border. Instead of upholding the rule of law and securing the border, the Biden Administration has attacked and sued Texas for stepping up to protect American citizens from historic levels of illegal immigrants, deadly drugs like fentanyl, and terrorists entering our country.

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Cleaner Fuels Legislation Would Spark Economic Growth

By Robin Vercruse and Amy Brown

New Mexico has worked hard over the past decade to diversify its economy and become a leader in renewable technologies that are catching on in other states. The legislature passed the Energy Transition Act, which sets renewable energy targets for our utilities. The energy sector has already begun to transition away from polluting coal to wind, solar and geothermal energy plants. 

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RPNM issues call to action 012224

🚨Call to Action!🚨

The 2024 Legislative Session lasts only 30 days so it’s going to fly by fast!

Remember, your representatives work for YOU and are elected to represent YOU.

Let your representatives know where you stand by speaking up during committee hearings, either in person or via Zoom. Your voice holds a lot of weight.

This session, we urge you to reach out to your legislators, participate in committee meetings, and share these Calls to Actions with as many people as possible.

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NM Republican Legislative Update 1-19-24

Call to Action

Click on the committee name to view a list of all legislators in the assigned committee along with their contact information.

Relating to Oil and Gas:
Saturday, Jan 20, 9:00 AM - Room 317




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