NM House Sends Feed Bill to the Governor’s Desk

NM House Sends Feed Bill to the Governor’s Desk

The Legislation is a Result of Both Chambers Working Together to Address the Urgent Business of Funding the 2017 Legislative Session

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, the N.M. House of Representatives concurred with the N.M. Senate on a sensible solution to fund the 2017 Legislative session.

“We have sent a very reasonable and workable compromise to the Governor’s desk,” said Majority Floor Whip Doreen Gallegos (D-Las Cruces). “The legislature is now ready to move forward and address the critical issues facing our state. We intend to continue the process of working together to find balanced, realistic solutions to our state’s problems, so that we can improve the lives of every day New Mexicans.”

The N.M. House concurred with Senate on HB1, a bill to fund the 2017 legislative session this afternoon after the Governor vetoed SB 176 Friday night. The original HB1 reduced session expenses by $275 thousand. HB 1 as amended reduces session expenses by $315 thousand - $157 thousand in the Senate and $158 thousand in the House. The reduction amounts to a 7 percent cut from the amount allocated to the last 60-day session.