New Mexico House Democrats

Rep. Doreen Gallegos’ Bill to Boost Small Business Passes House

Santa Fe, NM – Representative Doreen Gallegos’ (D-Las Cruces) bill to boost small business passed the New Mexico House today. House Bill 79 would promote small, local businesses by making Small Business Saturday tax free at small businesses in New Mexico.

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Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard Seeks to Increase Quality Classroom Time for Students

Santa Fe, NM- Today, a memorial to increase quality classroom time for students passed the New Mexico House. HM 34, sponsored by Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard (D-Los Alamos), would convene a task force to study the feasibility of a reduction in paperwork required of education employees, and would modify the New Mexico administrative code to aid in that reduction.

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Bill to Address Child Poverty Passes House Floor, Heads to Senate

Santa Fe, NM – Today, a bill to address child poverty passed the New Mexico House. HB 136, introduced by Rep. Patricio Ruiloba (D-Albuquerque), would require schools to provide training on the effects of poverty to school employees who work with at-risk students.

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Rep. Nathan Small Helps Ensure Communities Have Clean Drinking Water

Santa Fe, NM – A bill to make it a crime to lie to the Environment Department passed today in the New Mexico House. HB 142 imposes criminal penalties for owners and operators of public water systems who lie to inspectors from the Department of the Environment. Currently, there are no penalties for lying to inspectors nor for tampering with devices or records.

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State Highway Poised to Be Named For Rep. Lucky Varela

Santa Fe – State Highway 50 is poised to be named for former State Representative Luciano “Lucky” Varela after a memorial passed the House Floor with unanimous consent. House Memorial 71 was introduced by the Speaker of the House Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) and Representative Patricia Lundstrom (D-Gallup).

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Rep. Ely’s Memorial to Create Economic Stability for New Mexico Families Passes House

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today Rep. Daymon Ely‘s memorial that seeks to create more economic stability for New Mexico families passed the New Mexico House. House Memorial 4 would convene a parental paid-leave working group to develop recommendations for establishing a parental paid-leave and paid family-and medical-leave program for New Mexico.

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Bill to Address Child Poverty Heads to House Floor

Santa Fe, NM – Today, a bill to address child poverty passed the House Education Committee. HB 136, introduced by Rep. Patricio Ruiloba (D-Albuquerque), would require schools to provide training on the effects of poverty to school employees who work with at-risk students.

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House Labor and Economic Committee Recognizes Importance of NAFTA

Santa Fe – Yesterday, the House Labor and Economic Development Committee recognized the importance of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by passing a memorial introduced by Rep. Nathan Small (D-Las Cruces). The introduction of HM 86 comes after the current federal administration has expressed their desire to pull out of the agreement, a decision that would have negative impacts on New Mexico’s economy.

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Bill Sets Out to Increase Investments in New Mexico Startups

House Bill 201 Moves to the Senate

Santa Fe – Tonight, a House bill to increase investments in New Mexico startups is moving to the Senate. House Bill 201, sponsored by Reps. Carl Trujillo (D-Santa Fe) and Nathan Small (D-Las Cruces) opens up more investment dollars to New Mexico startups through the Angel Investment Tax Credit. Angel investments are dollars made available by investors interested in New Mexico’s innovative startup companies helping diversify our economy and bringing high wage job opportunities to communities in the state.

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Majority Floor Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton’s Bill to Support Behavioral Health Passes House Floor Unanimously, Heads to Senate

Santa Fe, NM – Today, a bill introduced by House Majority Floor Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton (D-Albuquerque) passed the House Floor unanimously. House Bill 160 provides interventions for nonviolent offenders who have a behavioral health diagnosis in order to reduce the chances of repeat offenses, detention, and ineffective incarceration.

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