Three 3 New Hearings: SB 75 State Disclosure of Sensitive Info, HJR 1 Perm. Fund for Early Childhood, SB 66 Permitted Percentage Rates for Loans
Good Afternoon New Mexico Activists:
We have three new hearings to tell you about, and one is at 9 a.m. tomorrow so we’re sending this now so you have time to send emails and make calls tonight and early Wednesday. If they update committee schedules again tonight, don’t be surprised if you get another Alert in the morning!
Good News! Before we tell you about the hearings, a bit of good news. If you saw our post about SB 84, the Senate had substantially amended the Community Solar Act and made it virtually useless. Earlier today, the bill was amended in House Energy, Environment & Natural Resources and it passed on party lines. Now we have a bill that we can strongly support as it heads to House State Government Elections & Indian Affairs, which is a very workable committee with a solid 6-3 Democrat majority. We are told we have the vote on the House floor. Then it all comes down to the Senate “concurring” with the bill as amended in the House. We’ll keep you posted on advocacy strategies as we get closer to the Senate. Stay tuned!
Weds., March 10, 9 a.m., House State Govt., Elections & Indian Affairs: SB 75 State Agency Disclosure of Sensitive Info. SB 75 would prohibit state agencies from disclosing sensitive personal information such as a person’s status as a recipient of public assistance or as a crime victim, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition, immigration status, national origin or religion, and social security number or tax ID number. If this bill passes here, it heads to the House Floor for a final vote. Let’s help get it through the final stretch! Please call and email committee members tonight and first thing tomorrow and urge them to support this bill.
Watch the Webcast at nmlegis.gov or join the webinar at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89283197941. Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699009128,,89283197941# or +12532158782,,89283197941# Or Telephone: For higher quality, dial based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 892 8319 7941.
House State Government, Elections & Indian Affairs Committee (HSEIC)
- Georgene Louis (D), Chair, 505-986-4346, firstname.lastname@example.org
- D. Wonda Johnson (D), Vice Chair, 505-986-4433, email@example.com
- Gail Chasey (D), 505-986-4411, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Daymon Ely (D), 505-986-4243, email@example.com
- Doreen Y. Gallegos (D), 505-986-4774, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Greg Nibert (R), 505-986-4211, email@example.com
- Kristina Ortez (D), 505-986-4254, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bill R. Rehm (R), 505-986-4214, email@example.com
- Martin R. Zamora (R), 505-986-4211, firstname.lastname@example.org
Weds., March 10, 1 p.m. or ½ hr. after Floor Session, Senate Finance: HJR 1 Permanent Fund for Early Childhood. Get talking points at the link in the bill title and please call and email committee members tomorrow morning to urge them to pass this bill.This is HJR 1’s last stop before the final vote on the Senate Floor! Watch the Webcast at nmlegis.gov or follow the instructions below to participate in the hearing. The deadline is tonight if you want to participate or submit written comments.
For public participation email SFC@nmlegis.gov. Sponsors and Experts have 15 minutes to present the bill followed by 10 minutes each for Proponents and Opponents. Send written comments to SenFinComm@nmlegis.gov with your Name, Entity Represented, Bill #, For or Against and limit to 300 words or less. All Committee Members will have access to written comments. Deadline is 12 hours prior to meeting time. You will be contacted by our Zoom Operator with the virtual meeting instructions.
Senate Finance Committee (SFC)
- George Munoz (D), Chair, 505-397-8836, email@example.com
- Nancy Rodriguez (D), Vice Chair, 505-397-8844, firstname.lastname@example.org
- William E. Sharer (R), Ranking Member, 505-986-4381, email@example.com
- William F. Burt (R), 505-986-4366, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pete Campos (D), 505-397-8818, email@example.com
- Jacob Candelaria (D), 505-397-8819, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Crystal R. Diamond (R), 505-986-4703, email@example.com
- Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales (D), 505-397-8825, Roberto.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Siah Correa Hemphill (D), 505-397-8821, email@example.com
- Jeff Steinborn (D), 505-397-8852, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pat Woods (R), 986-4393, email@example.com
Fri., March 12, 12 p.m., House Commerce & Economic Development: SB 66 Permitted Percentage Rates for Loans. This bill would reduce the predatory lending interest rate from 175% to 36%. We need this now more than ever! Get talking points at the link in the bill title and please call and email members first thing in the morning to urge them to pass this bill.
Watch the Webcast at nmlegis.gov or join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83846715600. Or iPhone one-tap US: +12532158782, ,83846715600# or +13462487799,,83846715600# Or Telephone: For higher quality, dial based on your current location): US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 838 4671 5600.
House Commerce and Economic Development Committee (HCEDC)
- Antonio Maestas, (D), Chair, 505-986-4333, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Natalie Figueroa, (D), Vice Chair, 505-986-4255, email@example.com
- Alonzo Baldonado, (R), 505-986-4221, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rebecca Dow, (R), 505-986-4336, email@example.com
- Kelly K. Fajardo, (R), 505-986-4215, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Doreen Y. Gallegos, (D), 505-986-4774, email@example.com
- D. Wonda-Johnson (D), 505-986-4433, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Javier Martinez (D), 505-986-4428, email@example.com
- Jane E. Powdrell-Culbert, (R), 505-986-4214, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Linda Serrato, (D), 505-986-4464, email@example.com
Thank you for activism. Little by little, we are advancing social, economic, and environmental justice in New Mexico!
In solidarity and hope,
Roxanne and Paul