New Mexico House Democrats

Two Bills to Protect Ill and Vulnerable New Mexicans Signed into Law

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight, two bills with bipartisan support from the House and Senate were signed by Governor Martinez and will now become law.

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Rep. Nathan Small’s Bill to Protect New Mexico’s Drinking Water is Signed by the Governor

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight, a bill to ensure New Mexican communities have safe drinking water by making it a crime to lie to inspectors from the New Mexico Environment Department was signed by the Governor. House Bill 142, sponsored by Rep. Nathan Small (D-Las Cruces), imposes criminal penalties for owners and operators of public water systems who lie to inspectors from the Department of the Environment.

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Rep. Sweetser’s Bill to Expand Internet Access in Schools Signed into Law

Santa Fe – Today, a bill to expand internet access in schools and libraries across the state was signed into law by the Governor. HB 207, introduced by Representative Candie Sweetser (D-Deming), would appropriate money from the general fund for broadband infrastructure in public school, tribal, and community libraries.

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Speaker Brian Egolf Appears on C-SPAN, Highlights Bipartisanship and Economic Development

Santa Fe, N.M. ­– Today, Speaker Brian Egolf appeared on C-SPAN’s “50 Capitals Tour” series to speak about how national issues are playing out at in New Mexico. Aboard the C-SPAN bus in Santa Fe, Speaker Brian Egolf highlighted the New Mexico Legislature’s bipartisanship and commitment to diversifying New Mexico’s economy. 

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Democrats Stand Up for New Mexico Families

Santa Fe, NM – The 54th Legislature came to a close today at noon. House Democrats passed legislation to fund education, grow the economy, promote job creation, and increase public safety.

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TODAY: House Democratic Leadership to Brief Media on 2018 Session

Santa Fe, N.M. -

 

WHAT:

Press Conference

WHERE:

Speaker’s Office, Room 104, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

WHEN:

Thursday, February 14, 2018 immediately after the floor session ends

WHO:

House Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe)

House Majority Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton (D-Albuquerque)

House Majority Whip Doreen Gallegos (D-Las Cruces)

House Appropriations and Finance Committee Chair Patty Lundstrom (D-Gallup)

 

 

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Rep. Ely: Guardianship Bill Goes a Long Way for New Mexico’s Most Vulnerable

Santa Fe, NM – Today, the House passed changes to New Mexico’s guardianship system, which has been under fire the past few years for lack of oversight. SB 19 as amended, would provide more transparency and safeguards for protected persons and their families. 

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Bipartisan Public Safety Package Awaits Governor’s Signature

Senate Overwhelmingly Supports House Bipartisan Public Safety Package

Santa Fe, NM – The bipartisan public safety package that passed the House and Senate with overwhelming support now awaits the Governor’s signature. 

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N.M. Legislature Passes Bipartisan Budget to Invest in New Mexico’s Economy

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, the New Mexico House of Representatives and Senate voted to send the budget to Governor Martinez after a bicameral, bipartisan budget conference committee met. Appointed to the committee by House Speaker Brian Egolf were Reps. Patty Lundstrom (D-Gallup), George Dodge (D-Santa Rosa), and Larry Larrañaga (R-Albuquerque). The conference committee was created to work out differences between the House and Senate budgets.

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Two Armstrong Measures to Fight Opioid Addiction Pass Legislature

The New Mexico House of Representatives has passed two key pieces of legislation, sponsored by House Health and Human Services Committee Chairwoman Debbie Armstrong, that would make it easier for opioid addicts in New Mexico to receive proven, effective treatment for their addiction.

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