Wrap-up of key bills from New Mexico Legislature – Las Cruces Sun News
HB 45 Would have extended penalties under the Baby Brianna Law to include victims up to age 18. Died in Senate Judiciary Committee.
HB 89 Would have legalized the sale and taxation of marijuana. Died in House Business and Industry Committee.
HB 174 Would require local elections to be held on the same day as general elections. Passed House and Senate, pending governor’s signature.
HB 202 A package of tax increases on gas, car and truck sales, Internet sales and medical services. Passed House and Senate. Governor has said she will veto.
HB 211 Would require that new standards be set for teaching science and math. Passed House and Senate, pending governor’s signature.
HB 241 Would have allowed teachers to use sick days without impacting their evaluation. Passed House and Senate; vetoed by governor; Senate voted to override veto, House override vote fell short.
HB 393 Would create new licenses plate devoted to chili peppers. Passed House and Senate, pending governor’s signature.
HB 398 Would have increased taxes on alcohol. Died in the House Health and Human Services Committee.
HB 412 Would have made major changes to state gross receipts tax. Died in Senate Corporations Committee.
SB 15 Would have capped interest rates on small loans at 36 percent. Died in Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee. A separate bill capping rates at 175 percent passed and is pending the governor’s signature.
SB 48 Would have expanded background check requirements on gun sales. Died in Senate Judiciary Committee. A similar bill in the House also died in committee.
SB 96 Would add new requirements to the Campaign Reporting Act. Passed House and Senate, pending governor’s signature.
SB 217 Would provide due-process protections for Medicaid providers in the state. Passed House and Senate, pending governor’s signature.
SB 224 Would have allowed voters to registers up to three days before an election. Died in House Local Governments Committee.
SB 227 Would set framework for installation of solar panels on state buildings. Passed House and Senate, pending governor’s signature.
SB 231 Would have increased taxes on cigarettes. Died in House Taxation and Revenue Committee.
SB 258 Would have lowered penalties for marijuana possession. Died on the House floor without a vote.
SB 268 Would have prohibited coyote killing contests. Died on the House floor without a vote.
SB 270 would have prohibited local enforcement of federal immigration laws. Died on Senate floor without a vote.
SB 354 Would establish new interagency group designed to lower the cost state pays for prescription drugs. Passed House and Senate, pending governor’s signature.
SB 360 Would have required utility companies to seek competitive proposals for energy procurement. Died in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
SB 420 Would allow students to take an extra year off after high school and still qualify for the lottery scholarship. Passed House and Senate, pending governor’s signature.
SB 429 Would have shielded spaceport records from the public records act. Died in Senate Judiciary Committee.
HJR 8 Would create a state ethics committee. Passed House and Senate. Will be on the ballot in 2018.
SJR 21 Would have taken from the state severance tax to fund early child education. Died in Senate Finance Committee. -- 3/21/2017