This page includes dates and times for committee hearings we know of, for bills we are supporting, listed by most recent first. The hearing lists include links to our bill summaries, but not committee members’ contact info, which you can find at the link directly below. Below that you’ll find a link to our Legislative Alerts, most recent first.
House and Senate Committee Rosters (contact info).
All Legislative Alerts, most recent first.
Thursday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m. Senate Conservation Committee (SCONC) will hear SB 84 Community Solar Act, SB 86 Use of Water for Oil & Gas Operations, SB 112 Sustainable Economy Task Force, and SB 132 Photovoltaic Systems in New Homes.
Thursday, January 28, 1:30pm, House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee (HCPAC) is scheduled to hear HB 40 Private Detention Facilities Moratorium Act. We’ve been told by the bill sponsors that this has been tentatively scheduled. Join the webinar at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88589309206. Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699009128,,88589309206# or +12532158782,,88589309206#. Or Telephone: For higher quality, dial a number 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: 885 8930 9206.
Today, Thurs. Jan. 28, 2 p.m., House Labor, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee (HLVMC) is scheduled to hear HB 20 Health Workplaces Act and HB 37 Paid Sick Leave Act. Both these bills are similar and establish paid sick leave for all workers. You’ll find a single summary with talking points about the benefits of paid sick leave at the link above. Please follow the instructions below to participate in the Zoom hearing, or you can simply watch the hearing at nmlegis.gov by going to Webcast in the top menu bar and finding the committee name.
Click this link to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87367059610?pwd=YVpycCtlUzNTWWlyMVhqNnBLM2FzQT09 Passcode: 630659. Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699009128,,87367059610#,*630659# or +12532158782,,87367059610#,*630659# Page 6 of 9. Or Telephone: For higher quality, dial a number 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: 873 6705 9610 Passcode: 630659. International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kmLnOeCgy.
Fri., Jan. 30, 8:30 a.m., the House Health & Human Services Committee (HHHC) is scheduled to hear HB 47 Elizabeth Whitfield End-of-Life-Options Act. This bill would allow a prescribing healthcare provider to prescribe “medical aid in dying medication” under certain conditions. The patient must request the medication voluntarily, have a terminal illness (with a life expectancy of less than six months), have capacity to understand their options, and possess the ability to self-administer the medication. The health care provider must discuss it with the patient; the bill lists a number of topics that must be covered. The bill identifies a patient’s right to be informed of their legal options. The death certificate in cases where this law is applied will list the patient’s underlying illness as cause of death. Provisions in contracts, wills, agreements, or life insurance policies which restrict a person’s right to make or rescind a request for aid in dying are not valid. Insurers may not deny benefits on the grounds that aid in dying is available. A conscience clause prohibits civil and criminal liability for participating, or declining to participate, in medical aid in dying compliant with the Act. Healthcare providers will file reports; Department of Health will report on aggregate statistics. The definition of the felony of assisting suicide is modified to exclude actions taken in accordance with the end-of-life options act.
To join the webinar go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89853256841 Or iPhone one-tap: US: +13462487799,,89853256841# or +16699009128,,89853256841#. Or Telephone: 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: 898 5325 6841
NEW: Fri., Jan. 30, 9 a.m., the Senate Rules Committee (SRC) is scheduled to hear SJR 4 Review of Salaries Every Two Years. This legislation puts us on a path to having a paid legislature, one that can truly represent the people of New Mexico. Read the summary above to learn more and get speaking points. The committee is also scheduled to hear SB 100 Major & Minor Party Ballot Nominations, otherwise known as Fusion Voting. Advanced by the Working Families Party, fusion voting allows a candidate to appear on the ballot as the nominee for more than one party — for instance, Democratic and Working Families parties — allowing a voter to support both the candidate and party platform of their choice. Voters have the option to vote for the party line that best represents their values. Fusion voting means two parties are working to get a candidate elected instead of one. Learn more at this link to nmfusion.org. Please note, the deadline to join the Zoom is today at 4 p.m. See instruction below.
Instructions from the committee: To participate in the Zoom and offer public comment, please send an email to SRC@nmlegis.gov with Name, Organization, Bill #, For or Against, and email address by 4 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 28. You will be contacted by our Zoom operator with virtual meeting instructions.