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Local Leagues in New Mexico


League of Women Voters Positions on New Mexico Legislation 2017 Session

Bills the LWVNM opposes are italicised.
Some listings are not the bill name but a description of what the bill does.
Bills added since the last update are in bold -- those with ? beside the Description need review.
** indicates LWVNM top priorities, based upon significance and viability.

Using the website: To see a complete list of all the bills this session, go to the Legislation List and click Go. For schedules, go to What's Happening where you can click on the HTML versions of Senate, House and committee calendars. You can watch committee hearings while they're taking place via Webcast.

Last updated: Feb 23, 2017.

Bill Legislation Name/Description Sponsor Date* Status
HB58 Rulemaking Requirements Gentry/T. Salazar HCAL
HB73 ** Public Officials as Lobbyists Dines HJC
HB93 Cabinet Secretaries Sources of Compensation Baldonado HJC
HB119 Prohibition Period for Candidate Contributions McQueen SRC
HB121 ** Web Based Capital Outlay Publication McQueen SRC
HB140 Capital Outlay Audits Ely HTPC
HB141 ** Publication of Capital Outlay Funding Ely HTPC
HB149 Crime of Audit Obstruction Thomson 2/23 HCPA
HB225 ** Live & Archived Public Broadcasts Herrell/Ja. Smith HAFC
HB391 Publication of Sole Source Contracts L. Trujillo HSIV
HR1 Floor Amendments & Subs on Legislative Website Gentry Rule
HJR8 ** State Ethics Commission (CA) (not all sponsors listed) Dines/Steinborn HJC
SB 2 Additional Info to State Auditor Rue HSIV
SB25 Web-Based Capital Outlay Publication Rue SFC
SB26 Archive Legislative Webcasting Rue SRC
SB27 Governor’s Contingency Fund in Treasury Rue SFC
SB61 Electronic Communications Privacy Act Wirth/Dines P Senate
SB107 State Agency Post-Contract Audit Rue Died
SB168 Lobbyists Reporting Requirements & Fees Steinborn SRC
SB225 Estimated Lobbyists Expense Report Filings Steinborn 2/24 SRC
SB228 Post-Session Lobbyist Reports Steinborn SRC
SB255 Crime of Audit Obstruction Cervantes 2/23 SPAC
SB472 Additional Sunshine Portal Info Rue SJC
SB341 Session Contributions to Public Officials Lopez SRC
SJR13 Pocket Enactments & Veto Messages – CA Candelaria 2/24 SRC
HB28 Driver’s License Automatic Voter Registration Roybal Caballero 2/23 HLELC
HB98 Paper Ballot Access for Blind Voters T. Salazar SRC
HB174** Local Election Act Smith/Ely/Ivey-Soto HCAL
HB206 Unaffiliated Voters in Primary Elections Garcia Richards/Dines HJC
HB290 On-Line Absentee Ballot Requests Small/Roch SRC
HB291 Financial Disclosure for Appointees Small/Dow SRC
HB297 School District Campaign Reporting Dates Smith/Candelaria SRC
HB399 Campaign Public Financing Changes Ruiloba/McQueen HLEL
HB455 Disclosure of Education Election AD Sponsors L. Trujillo HEC
HJR3** Independent Redistricting Commission O’Neill/Ca. Trujillo 2/23 HLELC
HJR4** Register all Qualified Electors to Vote J. Martinez/Thomson HLELC
HJR9 State Legislators Term Limits & Elections (CA) –Oppose Montoya Tabled
SB42 Elect President by Popular Vote – LWVUS position Stewart HSIV
SB97 Public Financing of Campaign Fixes Wirth HLELC
SB102 Elect President by National Popular Vote McSorley SRC
SB205 Unaffiliated Voters in Primary Elections Sapien SRC
SB224 Register Voters 3 Days Before Elections Steinborn SPAC
SJR7 Elect President by National Popular Vote McSorley 2/24 SRC
SJR12 Fair Election Constitutional Convention – Oppose Ortiz y Pino 2/24 SRC
HB124 Teacher Competency for Licensure Advancement Stapleton SEC
HB125 Teacher & Principal Evaluation System Stapleton HJC
HB158 Teacher Evaluation Pilot Project Garcia Richard HEC
HB417 Charter Schools Chartered by PED – Oppose Youngblood HEC
HB451 Community Schools & Pre-K Definitions Thomson HEC
HB454 Chartering of Virtual Charter Schools Roch HEC
HJR1** Permanent funds for early childhood education (CA) Maestas/J. Martinez HCAL
HB273 Charter School Changes – Oppose Rep. Smith/Ivey-Soto HEC
HJR5 No New School Activity Without Funding (CA) Roch HAFC
SB30 Establish & Study Teacher Cost Index Morales SFC
SB32 K-3 Plus Eligibility Kernan HEC
SB34 Teacher & Principal Evaluation System Morales SFC
SB35** Public Schools Funding Sufficiency Soules SFC
SB40 State School Grades Council Morales SFC
Education Continued
SB62 School Rating Grade Point System Stewart HEC
SB66 School Fund Transportation Distribution Stewart SEC
SB106 Early Childhood Services Department Morales SJC
SB135** Charter Schools in School Districts Munoz SCAL
SB288 Taxes & Surtaxes for Early Childhood Soules SCON
SB305 Charter School Equalization Guarantee Sapien SFC
SB313 Charter School Facilities & Leases Sapien SFC
SB346 Charter School Free & Reduced Meals Stefanics SCON
HB403 Student Literacy & Interventions Kernan SEC
SJR2 Public Education Board & Superintendent (CA) Padilla SRC
SJR3** Permanent Funds for Childhood Education (CA) Padilla SRC
SJR6 Statewide Millage to Fund Public Education (CA) Stewart SRC
SJR11 Elected & Appointed Board of Education (CA) Soules SRC
SJR17 Early Childhood Education Department – CA Padilla SFC
SJR18 Severance Tax Money For Early Childhood – CA Sapien SRC
HB27 Increase the Minimum Wage Roybal Caballero HBIC
HB55 Liquor Tax to fund DWI Grant Fund & Drug Courts Carl Trujillo HTR
HB67 Increase the Minimum Wage M. Garcia HBIC
HB117 Supplemental Income Tax (for high earners) Roybal Caballero 2/24 HLED
HB152 Tax Expenditure Budget Thomson HTR
HB201 New Top Income Bracket Ely HCPA
HB202 ** Tax of Business without a Physical Presence – Now Omnibus Tax bill -no position Carl. Trujillo HTR
HB282 Increase Cigarette & E-Cigarettes Tax Thomson/ Armstrong HTRC
HB310 Income & Capital Gains Taxes McCamley HTR
HB311 Increase Working Families Tax Credit Rubio HTR
HB324 Additional Tax Brackets Maestas 2/28 HCPA
HB365 Limit Capital Gains Deductions Chr. Trujillo HTR
HB503 Change Income Tax Brackets Maestas 2/24 HLED
HB504 Income Tax Changes Maestas 2/24 HLED
SB36 Raise the Minimum Wage Soules SCOR
SB50 Additional Upper Income Tax Brackets O’Neill SCOR
SB123 Tax Reform (Oppose) Sharer SCOR
SB199 ** Delay Certain Tax Changes (delay reductions in corporate taxes) J.A. Smith SCOR
SB231 Increase Cigarette Tax – Money to General Fund Morales SFC
SB264** Taxation of Internet Sales Ja. White/ Ca. Trujillo SFC
SB321 Raise Minimum Wage Campos 2/23 SPAC
SB343 Changes to Tax Code Provisions Oppose Griggs SCOR
SB344 Income Tax Rates & Pre-K Funding Tallman 2/24 SCOR
HB24 State Trust Lands Restoration Funds Ezzell HAFC
HB61 Extend Solar Market Tax Credit Maestas Barnes HTR
HB64 Waste Water System Financing Crowder HAFC
HB82 Extend Solar Market Tax Credit McQueen HLED
HB193 Solar Market Tax Credit Permanent Ely HBIC
HB199 Distributed Generation Consumer Protection – Oppose Rodella HJC
HB338 Community Solar Gardens Roybal-Caballero 2/28 HSIV
HB440 Renewable Energy Tax Credits Dodge/Crowder HEENR
HJM5 Chaco Area Fracking Lease Moratorium Lente Tabled
SB41 Extend Solar Market Tax Credit Stewart SCOR
SB86 Water Rights Posted Online Cisneros HSIV
SB210 Distributed Generation Consumer Protection – Oppose Sanchez HBIC
SB215 Energy & Water Project Financing Wirth SCOR
SB226 Efficient Utility Water Use Steinborn 2/23 SPAC
SB227 State Facility Renewable energy use Steinborn 2/23 SPAC
SB248 Renewable & Utilities Stefanics 2/23 SCON
SB307 Oil & Gas Act Powers & Penalties R. Martinez 2/23 SCON
SB312 Renewable Energy Requirements for Utilities Stewart/Small 2/23 SCON
SB342 Community Solar Gardens Act Lopez 2/23 SCON
SB373 Renewable Energy Portfolio Reporting to PRC – Oppose Padilla/dow SCON
SB432 Renewable Energy Tax Credits Sanchez SCON
SM43 Study Recycling or Reuse of Waste Materials Stefanics 2/24 SRC
HB37 Born Alive Infant Protection – Oppose Montoya 3/2 HCPA
HB101 Health Security Act Gonzales HCAL
HB103 Hospital Indigent Care Reports Rehm HCPA
HB179 Pregnant Worker Accommodation Act (not all sponsors listed) Chasey/Armstrong 2/24 HJC
HB220 Partial & Late Term Abortion – Oppose Herrell 3/2 HCPA
HB221 Parental Notification – Oppose Little 3/2 HCPA
HB284 Health Coverage for Contraception (not all sponsors listed) D. Armstrong HJC
HB313 Surprise Billing Protection Act D. Armstrong 2/24 HHHS
HB384 Medicaid Carrier Assessment Exemption – Oppose Townsend 2/24 HHHS
HB402 Anir Ambulance Reimbursement Act Thomson HHHS
HB473 Decriminalize Abortion Ferrary/Egolf HCPA
HJM7 Impact of ACA Repeal Task Force Thomson HCAL
SB68 Medical Board Reporting Rue Dead
SB183 Partial & Late Term Abortion- Oppose Sharer/ Da. Gallegos SPAC
SB217 Medicaid Access, Disputes & Fraud Papen 2/23 SFC
SB282 Hospital Patient Protections Ortiz y Pino SJC
SB433 Hospital Tax for Medicaid Trust Fund Cisneros SCOR
SB448 Health Care Tax Exemptions & Medicaid Fund Ortiz y Pino SCOR
SB471 State Agency Medication Price Transparency Stefanics SJC
HB72 Reinstate the Death Penalty – Oppose Youngblood 3/2 HCPA
HB81 General Fund Support for Judiciary Gentry 2/23 HAFC
HB306 Interventions for Some Nonviolent Offenders Stapleton HJC
SB49 Create Judge Pro Tem Fund R. Martinez SFC
SB65 Court Language Access Fund Stewart HJC
SB263 Sentencing Law Impact Report & Funds Cervantes SFC
SB304 Magistrate Courts Operations Funds & Fees Martinez SFC
HB50 Background Check on Gun Transfers – moved from HCAL back to HJC Garcia Richards HJC
SB48 Background Check on Gun Transfers Wirth/ R.Martinez SJC
SB109 Workforce Solutions Gender-Neutral Language Cervantes HSIV
SB270 No Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws Lopez SJC
SJR5 Concealed Firearms without a Permit – Oppose Neville SRC

* Date of Committee meeting or floor vote; CA - Constitutional amendment; (a) amended; CS = committee substitute;

HAFC - House Appropriations & Finance; HAWC - House Agriculture, Water & Wildlife; HAWR - Agriculture, Water Resources; HBEC - House Business & Employment; HBIC - House Business & Industry; HCAL - House Calendar (for a vote); HCPA - Consumer & Public Affairs; HEC - House Education Committee; HEENR - House Energy, Environment & Natural Resources; HGEI - House Gov't, Elections & Indian Affairs; HHC - House Health; HHHS - House Health and Human Services; HJC - House Judiciary; HLED - House Labor & Economic Development; HLEL - House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants & Cultural Affairs; HLELC - House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants & Cultural Affairs; HR - House Rules; HRC - House Rules & Order of Business Committee; HRPA - House Regulatory & Public Affairs; HSCA - House Safety & Civil Affairs; HSIV - House State Gov't, Indian & Veteran Affairs; HTPC - House Transportation, Public Works & Capital Improvements; HTPW - House Transportation & Public Works; HTR - House Tax & Revenue; HWMC - House Ways & Means; SAIC - Senate Indian and Cultural Affairs; SCAL - Senate Calendar (for vote); SCC - Senate Committee on Committees; SCON - Senate Conservation; SCOR - Senate Corporations & Transportation; SEC - Senate Education Committee; SFC - Senate Finance Committee; SJC - Senate Judiciary Committee; SPAC - Senate Public Affairs; SRC - Senate Rules Committee;
SCAL - Senate Calendar for a vote; H - con - , House Concurrence; L - House - Lost in House; Gov - On Gov. desk; P - House - Passed House; P-veto - Pocket veto; P - Senate - Passed Senate; signed - Memorials do not require the Governor's signature; HCAL - House Calendar (for a vote); Law - Signed by the Governor; L - Senate - Lost in Senate;