As the legislative session comes to a close, bills, memorials and resolutions make their way through the process onto the two chambers’ calendars. Below is what we’re following on the floor calendars for today. Committees will meet after the floor sessions as well but some committee calendars haven’t been published yet. We’ll update our Facebook page as we find out more.

On the Senate floor calendar today:

  • We support HB 497, a bill that would allow New Mexicans to update their voter registration online. If passed by the Senate, this bill would head to the Governor’s desk.
  • We support HB 40, a bill that would allow corporations to designate social and environmental good and part of their purpose. If passed by the Senate, this bill would head to the Governor’s desk.
  • We support HB 415, a bill that would direct NM Environment Department to create an annual list of pollutants, and test water sources for additional sources of contamination
  • We support SB 14, a bill which will extend the sustainable building tax credit.
  • We oppose SB 120, a bill that would exempt humate from the Mining Act.
  • We oppose SJM 26, a memorial that would study exporting coal – with all of its associated public health and environmental damages – to Asia.

On the House floor calendar today:

  • We support SB 479, a bill that requires subdividers to prove adequate water supplies prior to creating a subdivision. If passed by the House, this bill would head to the Governor’s desk.
  • We support SB 480, which would require subdividers to possess a permit for or proof of access to a sufficient amount of water prior to creating a subdivision. If passed by the House, this bill would head to the Governor’s desk.
  • We support HJM 47, a memorial that requests that the New Mexico Legislative Council create a task force to study public-private partnerships in other states and determine if they would be beneficial to New Mexico.
  • We oppose HM 96, a memorial that claims declarations such as the United Nations Rio Declaration for Sustainability proposal are eroding state sovereignty and private property ownership.

Other notable items:

  • HM 84, a memorial which requests the Oil Conservation Division to post certain oil and gas industry information on the division’s website in easily accessible, searchable form.
  • HM 90, a memorial requesting the Legislative Finance Committee to conduct a performance evaluation of the Department of Game and Fish to review the department’s compliance with the Wildlife Conservation Act.
  • HM 91, a memorial requesting the Department of Game and Fish to create an advisory committee to advise on the department’s dealing with listed, threatened, and endangered and nongame species.

Interested in reading more about these and the 80 measures we’re actively tracking? Visit www.CVNM.org and read our 2013 Legislative Agenda.

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