Legislature 2020
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The New Mexico Senate approved high-profile gun legislation in a narrow vote Friday, likely clearing the way for the bill to become law. more
Legislature quote of the day: "I know more about tattooing and body piercing than anybody should know." Here's the latest goings-on from the Legislature: more
So-called "red flag" legislation narrowly cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday by a vote of 6-5. Senate Bill 5, also known as the Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act, now moves to the Senate floor for consideration. more
The latest from the Roundhouse: more
New Mexico Rep. Willie Madrid, D-Chaparral, knows what it is like to go hungry. As a child growing up in the foster care system, he experienced malnutrition, which led to an eating disorder … more
  The full state Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would create a new revenue stream for early childhood programs. By a vote of 40-0, senators passed Senate Bill 3, sponsored … 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
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
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
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
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
The latest from the roundhouse: more
The latest from the roundhouse: 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
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
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 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
With 24 days left in the session, here's the latest activity: more
The Capitol Rotunda was standing room only.  "We want to make the Rotunda tremble," the Rev. Richard Mansfield said. "The shouts of people of God who love the Lord and stand for the sanctity of life."  more
Democrats in the state Senate say they still don't have enough votes to repeal an old, unenforceable abortion ban that remains in New Mexico law. more
Republicans in the state House and Senate had a common criticism of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's address to the Legislature on Tuesday: She didn't give credit where credit is due. more
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham stressed the need for New Mexico to continue investing in education and economic development in her annual State of the State address Tuesday, and urged lawmakers to approve marquee legislation such as the legalization of recreational cannabis. more
On the roughly eight-hour flight from Chicago to Dublin, Ireland, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's speechwriter and top communications staffer started a draft of what will be her second annual address to the Legislature. more
From a numbers perspective, it’s hard to see a downside to the massive amounts of oil revenue flooding the state of New Mexico's coffers. But there is one: The windfall is enlarging the state’s dependence on the energy industry. more
The New Mexico State Legislature session for 2020 will officially run from Jan. 21 - Feb. 20.  The Legislature’s official web site is at nmlegis.gov, where you can check the status of bills via keywords, bill numbers, subject or sponsor.  Committee hearings and floor debate are often livestreamed from the Legislature site. more
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