2018

CVNM Conservation Scorecard – Conservation Voters New Mexico

HB 259 PR

Recover Damages for Natural Resource Injuries

HB 259 PR
Recover Damages for Natural Resource Injuries

CVNM Position:
Support
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Issue(s):
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Legislative Info:
HB 259 on nmlegis.gov »

Description

HB 259 was crafted around the “polluter pays” principle, which holds that no one should be able to damage or destroy public resources without making compensation. This measure allowed the state Natural Resources Trustee to pursue, within strict limits, an entity that damages resources held in trust for all New Mexicans. It maintained all current options for the state through federal law (e.g. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act or CERCLA), and prohibited double penalties.

Outcome

HB 259 died in the House Energy & Natural Resources Committee.

How to use the table below

How legislators voted on HB 259

Legislator Party District Counties Office Latest Score Lifetime Score Legislative Link Position Email Address Home Phone Office Phone Address Vote
Bratton , Donald E. R 62 Lea Representative 0% 22% View on nmlegis.gov » House Minority Leader donald.bratton@nmlegis.gov 575-397-4093 575-393-5325 2012 N McKinley
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240
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Easley , Stephen D   Representative 0% 100% View on nmlegis.gov » Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508 +
Egolf , Brian F. D 47 Santa Fe Representative 100% 98% View on nmlegis.gov » Speaker of the House brian.egolf@nmlegis.gov 123 W. San Francisco
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
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Ezzell , Candy Spence R 58 Chaves Representative 24% 19% View on nmlegis.gov » csecows@aol.com 575-625-0550 P.O. Box 2125
Roswell, New Mexico 88202
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Gonzales , Roberto "Bobby" J. D 42 Taos Representative 83% 76% View on nmlegis.gov » roberto.gonzales@nmlegis.gov 575-758-2674 26 Lavender Lane
Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico 87557
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Gray , William "Bill" J. R 54 Chaves, Eddy, Otero Representative 0% 21% View on nmlegis.gov » wjgray@pvtnetworks.net 575-365-6130 575-746-2849 1503 W Dallas Ave.
Artesia, New Mexico 88210
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Kane , Emily D 15 Bernalillo Representative 0% 80% View on nmlegis.gov » emilykane4nm@gmail.com 505-890-4319 9817 Riverside Dr. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114
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Lewis , Tim D. R 60 Sandoval Representative 50% 26% View on nmlegis.gov » lewisfornm@gmail.com Box 45793
Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87174
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Madalena , James Roger D 65 Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Juan Representative 100% 78% View on nmlegis.gov » james.madalena@nmlegis.gov 575-834-7005 373 Buffalo Hill Rd.
Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico 87024
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McCamley , Bill D 33 Doña Ana Representative 100% 89% View on nmlegis.gov » bill.mccamley@nmlegis.gov 575-496-5731 P.O. Box 458
Mesilla Park, New Mexico 88048
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Steinborn , Jeff D 36 Doña Ana Senator 100% 98% View on nmlegis.gov » jeff.steinborn@nmlegis.gov P.O. Box 562
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88004
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Strickler , James R.J. R 2 San Juan Representative 28% 15% View on nmlegis.gov » jamesstrickler@msn.com 505-327-4190 505-327-9240 2204 N Santiago Ave.
Farmington, New Mexico 87401
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