2-16-23 Alert

Good Afternoon, New Mexico Activists:

We have two new hearings on bills related to the Health Security Act to tell you about and one cancellation. If you missed yesterday’s Alert with info about gun violence prevention bills on Friday, you’ll find it at this link.

CANCELLED: We’ve heard that SJR 6 Environmental Rights (Green Amendment) will NOT be heard on Friday morning in Senate Rules. The sponsor has requested it be held for a later hearing. We’ll send another Alert once we have the new hearing information.

UPDATE 2-18-23: SB 290 was “rolled” to Mon., Feb. 20 at 9 a.m., same committee, same room. On Fri., Feb. 17, 9 a.m., Room 321, Senate Rules will hear SB 290 Health Care Cost Drivers Analysis, one of the bills related to the Health Security Act that will help set the stage to get Health Security passed in the next year or two. SB 290 allocates $400K to the Legislative Council Service to hire a contractor to analyze healthcare cost drivers and methods of managing those drivers in our state. Please call and email committee members today to urge them to vote “YES” on SB 290.

Offer public comment in person of via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3396422464, or join by phone at 1 346 248 7799. Meeting ID: 339 642 2464. To provide written comments or to register to speak using Zoom, please email SRC.zoom@nmlegis.gov. Or watch via Webcast at this link.

Senate Rules Committee

  • Chair: Katy M. Duhigg (D). District 10 (Bernalillo & Sandoval). Room 300B, 986-4726. Email: katy.duhigg@nmlegis.gov
  • Vice Chair: Leo Jaramillo (D). District 5 (Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sandoval & Santa Fe). Room 416C, 986-4487. Email: leo.jaramillo@nmlegis.gov
  • Ranking Member: Stuart Ingle (R). District 27 (Chaves, Curry, De Baca, Lea & Roosevelt). Room 415G, 986-4702. Email: stuart.ingle@nmlegis.gov
  • Member: Gregory A. Baca (R). District 29 (Bernalillo & Valencia). Room 109A, 986-4877. Email: greg.baca@nmlegis.gov
  • Member: Linda M. Lopez (D). District 11 (Bernalillo). Room 120A, 986-4380. Email: linda.lopez@nmlegis.gov
  • Member: Brenda G. McKenna (D). District 9 (Bernalillo & Sandoval). Room 218B, 986-4301. Email: brenda.mckenna@nmlegis.gov
  • Member: Mark Moores (R). District 21 (Bernalillo). Room 109C, . Email: mark.moores@nmlegis.gov
  • Member: Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D). District 12 (Bernalillo). Room 300A, 986-4482. Email: jortizyp@msn.com
  • Member: Cliff R. Pirtle (R). District 32 (Chaves, Eddy & Otero). Room 414D, 986-4369. Email: cliff.pirtle@nmlegis.gov
  • Member: Elizabeth “Liz” Stefanics (D). District 39 (Bernalillo, Lincoln, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Torrance & Valencia). Room 328B, 986-4377. Email: lstefanics@msn.com
  • Member: Mimi Stewart (D). District 17 (Bernalillo). Room 105A, 986-4734. Email: mimi.stewart@nmlegis.gov

Bulk email: “Gregory A. Baca” <greg.baca@nmlegis.gov>, “Katy M. Duhigg” <katy.duhigg@nmlegis.gov>, “Stuart Ingle” <stuart.ingle@nmlegis.gov>, “Leo Jaramillo” <leo.jaramillo@nmlegis.gov>, “Linda M. Lopez” <linda.lopez@nmlegis.gov>, “Brenda G. McKenna” <brenda.mckenna@nmlegis.gov>, “Mark Moores” <mark.moores@nmlegis.gov>, “Gerald Ortiz y Pino” <jortizyp@msn.com>, “Cliff R. Pirtle” <cliff.pirtle@nmlegis.gov>, “Elizabeth “Liz” Stefanics” <lstefanics@msn.com>, “Mimi Stewart” mimi.stewart@nmlegis.gov

NEW: On Mon., Feb. 20, 8:30 a.m., Room 207, House Health & Human Services will hear HB 264 Study Medicaid Managed Care Structure. This is another bill related to the Health Security Act that will set the stage to get passed in the next year or two. For a variety of reasons, Medicaid managed care is prone to escalating costs. This is one of the important drivers of increases in our healthcare system. HB 264 will allow us to study why that is and what we can do to contain Medicaid costs. Please call and email committee member before Monday to urge them to vote “YES” on HB 264.

Offer public comment in person or via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84266137922. Or one tap mobile US: +16699009128, 84266137922# or +17193594580, 84266137922#. Webinar ID: 842 6613 7922. Or watch via Webcast at this link

House Health & Human Services Commitee

Bulk email: “Kathleen Cates” <Kathleen.Cates@nmlegis.gov>, “Eleanor Chavez” <Eleanor.Chavez@nmlegis.gov>, “Joanne J. Ferrary” <joanne.ferrary@nmlegis.gov>, “Pamelya Herndon” <pamelya.herndon@nmlegis.gov>, “Tara Jaramillo” <Tara.Jaramillo@nmlegis.gov>, “Jenifer Jones” <Jenifer.Jones@nmlegis.gov>, “Stefani Lord” <stefani.lord@nmlegis.gov>, “Reena Szczepanski” <reena.szczepanski@nmlegis.gov>, “Elizabeth “Liz” Thomson” <liz.thomson@nmlegis.gov>, “Harlan Vincent” <Harlan.Vincent@nmlegis.gov>

Thank you for your ongoing efforts to support social, economic and environmental justice in New Mexico!

In Gratitude & Solidarity,

Roxanne and Paul

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