2-10-22 Alert

Greetings New Mexico Activists:

A brief update: Two bills were just added to hearings already scheduled for this afternoon: SB 8 Voters’ Rights Provisions and HB 9 Unlawful Access. Details below. 

TODAY, Thurs., Feb. 10, 1/2 hr. after end of Senate Floor Session, Rm 322, Senate Finance is scheduled to hear SB 8 Voters’ Rights ProvisionsSenate Chamber was still in session as of 2 pm, so you have a little time to act. Though this bill was just added at 1 pm, the agenda says you have to sign up to participate 12 hours in advance. Hmmm. You can still try and if it doesn’t work you can watch the hearing via Webcast at nmlegis.gov. Below is what’s posted on the agenda. In the meantime, please call and email committee members to urge them to support this bill.

“For public participation or written comments email SFC@nmlegis.gov. Sponsors and Experts have 10 minutes to present the bill followed by 15 minutes each for Proponents and Opponents. Each 15 minutes will be divided by up to ten speakers that may either participate virtually or in-person. You will be contacted by our Zoom Operator with the virtual meeting instructions. Written comments must include your Name, Entity Represented, Bill #, For or Against and limit to 300 words or less. All Committee Members will have access to written comments. The DEADLINE is 12 hours prior to meeting time.”

Senate Finance Committee

  • Chair: George K. Munoz (D). District 4 (Cibola, McKinley and San Juan). Room 325B, (505) 986-4371. Email: george.munoz@nmlegis.gov
  • Vice Chair: Nancy Rodriguez (D). District 24 (Santa Fe). Room 325A, (505) 986-4264. Email: nancy.rodriguez@nmlegis.gov
  • Ranking Member: William E. Sharer (R). District 1 (San Juan). Room 415H, (505) 986-4381. Email: bill@williamsharer.com
  • Member: William F. Burt (R). District 33 (Chaves, Lincoln & Otero). Room 415C, (505) 986-4366. Email: bill.burt@nmlegis.gov
  • Member: Pete Campos (D). District 8 (Colfax, Guadalupe, Harding, Mora, Quay, San Miguel and Taos). Room 302B, (505) 986-4311. Email: pete.campos@nmlegis.gov
  • Member: Crystal R. Diamond (R). District 35 (Dona Ana, Hidalgo, Luna & Sierra). Room 414C, (505) 986-4703. Email: crystal.diamond@nmlegis.gov
  • Member: Roberto “Bobby” J. Gonzales (D). District 6 (Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos). Room 218A, (505) 986-4362. Email: roberto.gonzales@nmlegis.gov
  • Member: Siah Correa Hemphill (D). District 28 (Catron, Grant & Socorro). Room 416F, (505) 986-4863. Email: siah.hemphill@nmlegis.gov
  • Member: Michael Padilla (D). District 14 (Bernalillo). Room 217, (505) 986-4267. Email: michael.padilla@nmlegis.gov
  • Member: Jeff Steinborn (D). District 36 (Doña Ana). Room 302A, (505) 986-4862. Email: jeff.steinborn@nmlegis.gov
  • Member: Pat Woods (R). District 7 (Curry, Quay and Union). Room 415D, (505) 986-4393. Email: pat.woods@nmlegis.gov

To send group email, copy and paste this block: “William F. Burt” <bill.burt@nmlegis.gov>, “Pete Campos” <pete.campos@nmlegis.gov>, “Crystal R. Diamond” <crystal.diamond@nmlegis.gov>, “Roberto “Bobby” J. Gonzales” <roberto.gonzales@nmlegis.gov>, “Siah Correa Hemphill” <siah.hemphill@nmlegis.gov>, “George K. Munoz” <george.munoz@nmlegis.gov>, “Michael Padilla” <michael.padilla@nmlegis.gov>, “Nancy Rodriguez” <nancy.rodriguez@nmlegis.gov>, “William E. Sharer” <bill@williamsharer.com>, “Jeff Steinborn” <jeff.steinborn@nmlegis.gov>, “Pat Woods” <pat.woods@nmlegis.gov>TODAY, Thurs., Feb. 10, at the call of the Chair (sometime after House Floor session ends), Rm. 304, House Appropriations & Finance is scheduled to hear HB 9 Unlawful Access to Firearm by MinorHouse Chamber was still in session as of 2 pm, so you have a little time to act. Please call and email committee members ASAP to urge them to support this bill. We also encourage you to join the hearing Zoom to offer public comment, take the on-screen poll, and express your support. Or you can watch the hearing via Webcast at nmlegis.gov

To join the hearing Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89535727091. Or One tap mobile: +13462487799, 89535727091# or +16699009128,,89535727091#. Or for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592. Webinar ID: 895 3572 7091.

House Appropriations & Finance

To send group email, copy and paste this block: “Anthony Allison” <anthony.allison@nmlegis.gov>, “Phelps Anderson” <phelps.anderson@nmlegis.gov>, “Gail Armstrong” <gail@gailfornewmexico.com>, “Cathrynn N. Brown” <c.brown.nm55@gmail.com>, “Ambrose Castellano” <ambrose.castellano@nmlegis.gov>, “Jack Chatfield” <jack.chatfield@nmlegis.gov>, “Randal S. Crowder” <randal.crowder@nmlegis.gov>, “Meredith A. Dixon” <meredith.dixon@nmlegis.gov>, “Candy Spence Ezzell” <csecows@aol.com>, “Harry Garcia” <hgarciad69@gmail.com>, “Dayan Hochman-Vigil” <dayan.hochman-vigil@nmlegis.gov>, “T. Ryan Lane” <RYAN@LANEFORLIBERTY.COM>, “Raymundo Lara” <raymundo.lara@nmlegis.gov>, “Patricia A. Lundstrom” <patricia.lundstrom@nmlegis.gov>, “Debra M. Sariñana” <debbie.sarinana@nmlegis.gov>, “Nathan P. Small” <nathan.small@nmlegis.gov>, “Candie G. Sweetser” <candie.sweetser@nmlegis.gov>, “Christine Trujillo” <christine.trujillo@nmlegis.gov>Discussion will continue on Hydrogen Hub 3 (HB 228) in House Commerce & Economic Development Friday afternoon, 1/2 hr. after the House Floor session ends. No info posted yet, so we’ll update you on that tonight.

Both HB 6 Clean Future Act and HJR 2 Environmental Rights (Green Amendment) were held over  until Friday. We’ll get you info about those hearings as soon as they’re posted. 

That’s all until later today. Thanks, everyone!

In solidarity and hope,
Roxanne and Paul

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