4-8-21 Alert

Final Message to Governor to Sign Bills! Deadline Friday at Noon

Good Morning New Mexico Activists:

The good news is that the Governor has signed more of the bills we support. Thank you for helping put some pressure on her to act! But there are still a few bills to be signed and the deadline is Friday at noon. Bills are begin signed daily, so the lists below are current as of this morning, April 8, at 8 a.m.

Also, if you missed yesterday’s conversation with Joe Monahan, we recommend you watch the recording as he had some great insights resulting from putting in context how much the legislature has changed in the past 10-20 years, with the shift being considerably left.

Wednesday, April 7. Conversation with Joe Monahan. What Happened in the 2021 Session? Why? What Can We Do Going Forward? Joe Monahan is the most informed political pundit in NM. He joined us in conversation to lay out his views on what happened and why, what is wrong with the legislative process and what we can do to pass more bills in 2022. He also did a great job of placing this session in historic context. Click here to view.

Please urge the Governor to sign the bills below by calling her at (505) 476-2200 or commenting online at: https://www.governor.state.nm.us/contact-the-governor/. At the same time, you may also want to thank her for the bills she has signed––see the second list below.

As of 10 a.m. there is one bill yet to be signed:

  • SB 75 Non-disclosure of Sensitive Information Act

Bills from our list that have been signed:

  • SB 8 Local Government Air Quality Control Act
  • SB 10 Repeal Abortion Ban
  • SB 32 Wildlife Conservation & Public Safety Act
  • SB 84 Community Solar Act
  • SB 112 Sustainable Economy Task Force
  • SB 304 Voting District Geographic Data (Redistricting)
  • HB 4 NM Civil Rights Act
  • HB 15 Sustainable Building Tax Credit
  • HB 47 Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options
  • HB 20 Healthy Workplace Act (AKA Paid Sick Leave)
  • HB 51 Environmental Data Base
  • HB 98 Omnibus Tax Bill
  • HB 291 Tax Changes

NOTE: We’d previously put HJR 1 Permanent Fund for Early Childhood on the list of bills to be signed but we were reminded that Joint Resolutions don’t need the governor’s signature so that one is a done deal.

Thank you so much for joining with us in this effort. More progressive legislation was passed in New Mexico this year than ever before! The more of us who are active, the more we can accomplish. We still have lots of work to do, so stay tuned!

In Solidarity and Hope,

Roxanne and Paul

%d bloggers like this: