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2024 Special Session

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has called a special session for July 18, 2024. The focus will be public safety.

Nonprofit Day​

​​On January 26, we celebrated the contributions of nonprofits and honored Senator Ortiz y Pino.

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2024 Legislative Session

The regular legislative session ended on February 15, 2024. See the full list of signed legislation.

During the interim is when a lot of work gets done. If your organization is working on policy changes to move your mission forward, then the interim provides an opportunity to advance your work. Find legislators willing to support your policy proposal and sponsor a bill in the 2025 session. Determine which committee would be appropriate to hear the proposal. Build your coalition of supporters.

What Passed and What Didn't

SB259, Funds for Nonprofits for Capital Outlay never received a message and so was not heard in any committees.

HB131 and SB46, State Food Banks, sought $25 million for food banks. The final budget allocation was $5 million.

HB67, County and Tribal Health Councils, sought $6 million for regional health councils. The final budget allocation was $3 million, plus $160,000 specific to Harding, Quay, Union and Colfax counties.

 

SB252, County & Tribal Health Council Changes, was a bill to restructure local health councils into regional health councils. It did not receive a message and was not heard in committee.

 

HB6 and SB3, Paid Family Medical Leave Act, would have provided paid leave for employees and support to small employers. SB3 failed to pass in the House by just two votes.

HB11, Paid Family & Medical Leave Act, to create the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority received one committee hearing and was tabled.

HM12, Behavioral Health Workforce Study, creates a study to examine behavioral health workforce issues and make recommendations.  Passed

HB34, State Run Substance Use Rehab Facility, sought $400,000 to study the feasibility of a state run long-term rehabilitation facility to treat individuals with substance use disorder.  Was heard in House Health & Human Services Committee and referred to the House Appropriations Committee.

HB36, Long-Term Residential Rehab Center, would have created a long-term residential rehabilitation center. It did not receive a committee hearing.

HB104, Statewide Public Health & Climate Prgm, would have creating a public health and climate resiliency fund. It was heard in Health & Human Services Committee and sent on to House Appropriations.

HB182, Election Changes, fights disinformation in campaign advertising.  Passed

SB38, Primary Election Changes, would have allowed voters who have not designated a party affiliation to vote in the primary elections. It did not get a committee hearing.

SB108, Distribution to Election Fund, creates a fund to cover the cost of conducting and administering statewide elections.  Passed

HJR1, and SJR3, Session Length, Subjects & Overrides, CA, would have made all sessions forty-five days and removed restrictions on the bills that could be heard. HJR1 passed the House committee assignments but was not taken up on the House floor. SJR3 passed its first committee, but was not taken up by its second committee.

HJR5, Legislative Session Changes, CA, would have changed the length of sessions in even numbered years from thirty days to forty-five and removed restrictions on the bills that could be heard. It passed the House committee assignments, but was not taken up on the House floor.

SJR4, Legislative Session Changes, CA, would have changed the length of sessions even numbered years from thirty days to sixty and removed restrictions on the bills that could be heard. It passed the Senate Rules Committee, but was not taken up by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

HJR10, Independent Redistricting Commission, CA, would have created an independent redistricting commission for New Mexico.  A committee substitution passed the House, Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee, but was not taken up by the House Judiciary Committee.

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