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2015 NEW MEXICO LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
January 27, 2015

 PROVIDED BY

THE DPS DIVISION OF SUPPORT SERVICES

AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Mary Lou Cameron, Associate Superintendent SS/CR

With Permission of Dr. Dan Lere, Superintendent

The House Education committee has listed its agendas for January 28-30.   The feeling is that there is still reorganization and priorities for bills are being selected.   Next week we should see more movement.  Please contact your representatives on bills of special interest to you. (See attachment:  Bills filed.)  You also will want to contact your representatives and senators on subject areas that are of special interest to you as an educator.   A list of bills filed by January 16 are attached.    I will update the list this weekend.

 

HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE - NORA ESPINOZA, CHAIR Wednesday, January 28, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. - Room 317
(Revised – Removed HB 15 and HB 34)

HB 56 CHILD CARE TEACHER RETENTION (TRUJILLO CH) CONSENT CALENDAR

HB 66 INVESTMENT IN NM TECH COLLABORATIVE COMPANIES (TRUJILLO CA)

HB 107 NM JUNIOR COLLEGE LICENSE PLATE (GALLEGOS DM)

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. - Room 317

HB 19 CHARTER SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL TECH EQUIPMENT (GONZALES)

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 8:30 am - Room 317

HB 59 ENMU STATEWIDE ROBOT WORKSHOPS (SMITH)

 

Members: House Education Committee – Contact at 505-946-4400

Meets:  Mon., Tues., Wed. Thurs. & Friday - 8:30 a.m. - Room 317

Title

Name

Role

Representative

Nora Espinoza

Chair

Representative

Monica Youngblood

Vice Chair

Representative

Dennis J. Roch

Deputy Chair

Representative

Alonzo Baldonado

Member

Representative

Jim Dines

Member

Representative

Stephanie Garcia Richard

Member

Representative

Jimmie C. Hall

Member

Representative

D. Wonda Johnson

Member

Representative

William "Bill" R. Rehm

Member

Representative

G. Andres Romero

Member

Representative

Tomás E. Salazar

Member

Representative

Sheryl Williams Stapleton

Member

Representative

Christine Trujillo

Member

 

SENATE  EDUCATION COMMITTEE - Senator John M. Sapien, Chairman Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. - Room 311

SB 31 UNM CIVIC LEADERSHIP & LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM (PADILLA)

SB 35 DENTAL STUDENTS IN WICHE PROGRAM (PADILLA)

*SB 44 SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS (ORTIZ y PINO)

SB 80 UNM DENTAL SCIENCE PROGRAM (MORALES)

SB 170 VETERINARY STUDENTS THROUGH WICHE PROGRAM (KERNAN)

Members: Senate Education Committee

(Contact at 505-946-4300)

 

Meets Monday, Wednesday & Friday - 8:00 a.m. (Room 311)

 

 

Title

Name

Role

Senator

John M. Sapien

Chair

Senator

William P. Soules

Vice Chair

Craig W. Brandt

Member

Senator

Lee S. Cotter

Member

Senator

Bill B. O'Neill

Member

Senator

Michael Padilla

Member

Senator

John Pinto

Member

Senator

Pat Woods

Member

Senator

Gay G. Kernan

Ranking Member

 

You will also find a link to a contact list of senators and representatives from Luna, Grant and Dona Ana counties.  Individual office numbers are not yet available.  In the meantime, you may use the Legislative Switchboard number (505- 986-4300) to contact our legislators from this area to inform them of your position on the different bills.   Let your voice be heard!

 

(The Legislative Update is provided as a service to employees of DPS with the permission of Dr. Dan Lere, Superintendent.  The author of the 2015 Legislative Update derives her information from various avenues, but relies on the NM Legislative Website as the main source. She takes the reporting of the session and its actions very seriously, as she works to be impartial in reporting of the progress of the bills and actions of the legislators.)

 


2015 Session Facts:
Dates related to the 2015 sixty day legislative session:
January 16 Last Day Legislation May be Prefiled
January 20
Opening day (noon)
February 19
Deadline for introduction of bills
March 21
Session ends (noon)
April 10
Legislation passed by both Houses and not acted upon by governor is pocket vetoed
June 19
Effective date of legislation not a general appropriation bill carrying an emergency clause or other specified date.


The New Mexico State Legislature convenes in regular sessions on the third Tuesday in January each year. The Legislature meets for 60 days in odd-numbered years and 30 days in even-numbered years.

The Legislature is composed of a 70-member House of Representatives and a 42-member Senate. The members are unpaid for their legislative work, but do receive a daily living allowance for each day of official legislative work. Legislators are elected from districts of approximately equal population. Several counties with small populations may be combined to form a single district.