February 11, 2016

Legislature roundup Feb. 10Las Cruces Sun News

Marijuana amendment: A proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana for recreational use squeaked out of a Senate committee Wednesday. The Senate Rules Committee voted 6-4 to pass Senate Joint Resolution 5 to its next committee without any recommendation. An initial vote on whether to endorse the measure deadlocked in a 5-5, party-line vote. But on the vote to advance the bill without recommendation, Republican Sen. Ted Barela of Estancia voted with the Democrats. - - 2/11/16

'Right to work': The Senate Public Affairs Committee, voting along straight party lines late Tuesday, effectively killed the only so-called "right-to-work" bill. Senate Bill 269, sponsored by Moores, would have prohibited collecting mandatory fees from a worker who chooses not to belong to a union. - - 2/11/16