Legislature 2020
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With 24 days left in the session, here's the latest activity: more
The state Senate's Democratic leadership has banned firearms from a much-anticipated hearing set to take place Tuesday on a controversial gun bill, citing safety concerns.  more
Days remaining in session: 10 Comeback for ex-senator: The Senate on Monday voted 37-5 to confirm former Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez to the State Board of Finance. Senators … more
The outlook for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's tuition-free college scholarship, one of her signature initiatives for the legislative session, had started to seem dubious. A budget bill the … more
Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell, R-Roswell, interrupted Tuesday's House floor session to report a crime: Someone had stolen her cookie basket and left a ransom message on her phone saying if she didn't deliver more cookies, the basket would be a goner. more
The Senate Public Affairs Committee voted 4-3 along party lines to advance a bill to legalize the use of recreational cannabis for residents 21 years and older.  more
In an emotional hearing before hundreds of supporters and detractors, a state Senate panel narrowly passed a high-profile gun bill on Tuesday that would allow law enforcement to obtain a court order to confiscate guns from people considered dangerous. more
"No, I get enough of these guys when I'm here [at the Roundhouse]." — Tripp Stelnicki, spokesman for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, on whether he planned to attend the annual basketball game between House and Senate members. Read the full article for more of the Legislature's latest: more
Opponents of Senate Bill 5, perhaps the most controversial piece of legislation in this year's session, made what may have been their last stand Tuesday during a House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee hearing. more
The latest from the roundhouse: more
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-4 to table a bill that would have legalized the recreational use of cannabis for New Mexicans over the age of 21. more
"It's nothing that a day sitting in committee hearings won't fix." — Rep. Nathan Small, D-Las Cruces, on his noticeable limp after he played in Tuesday night's basketball game between the House and the Senate. Read the full article for more of the Legislature's latest: more
A scholarship plan aimed at covering all college tuition and expense costs for New Mexicans cleared yet another hurdle when members of the Senate Education Committee voted 5-2 this week to send it to the Senate Finance Committee. more
Other legislative activity this week: more
A bill that would appropriate $100 million to repair some of New Mexico's most dangerous dams advanced Tuesday (Feb. 11) in the state Senate.The money would pay for only … more
The New Mexico State Legislature begins a short 30-day session at noon Tuesday (Jan. 21). Taos County will have two familiar faces in new positions during the session: Roberto "Bobby" Gonzales was appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to fill the District 6 Senate seat. She also appointed Taos Mayor Dan Barrone to fill Gonzales' District 42 seat in the House of Representatives. more
The latest from the roundhouse: more
After weeks of heated testimony, the last legislative debate on a contentious gun-control bill played out with little drama Thursday night on the House floor. more
New Mexico Sen. Mimi Stewart's bill to reinstate the solar tax credit in New Mexico passed the Senate Corporations and Transportation committee on Monday (Jan. 27) by a vote of 7-2. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has listed this legislation as one of her priorities in this session. more
"If she puts on her cowboy hat, I will." —Sen. George Muñoz, responding to Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez's request to yield the Senate floor during debate Thursday. "Been there, done that," Sedillo Lopez replied. Read the full article for more of the Legislature's latest: more
A bill calling for a new endowment to create a revenue stream for early childhood programs was approved Monday (Jan. 27) by the Senate Education Committee -- surviving its first test in the Legislature. more
A measure that would give tribes in New Mexico more control over education initiatives in their communities advanced in the state House on Friday (Jan. 31). The House Education Committee … more
Days remaining in session: 20 Smoking bill clears committee: The Senate Public Affairs Committee on Friday afternoon voted in favor of legislation that would raise the legal smoking age … more
Law enforcement officers stationed on New Mexico's public school campuses could become required to receive specialized training in how to act in an educational environment. Lawmakers on the state … more
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