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Legislative Session

2021 Regular & Special Sessions

The 2021 Regular Session was held January 19 - March 20. See Legislative Session Highlights for what got done and what did not.

The first Special Session was held March 31 and April 1. The focus of the Special Session was legalization of recreational cannabis.

A second Special Session will be held later in the year to complete the task of redistricting based on the 2020 Census data.

What you can do during the redistricting process:
  • The Citizen Redistricting Committee is hold public meetings. See the schedule. Citizens can provide comment; let the committee know what your community feels is fair representation.

  • See the map concepts

  • For additional background and information see People's Power, People's Maps


What you can do during the interim:
  • Follow the legislative committee that pertains to your mission

  • Provide information to the committee members on the work of your organization as it pertains to the issues they are discussing



November 2020 Special Session



On November 24, the House and Senate passed House Bill 1, Funding & Coronavirus Relief with one amendment. The bill included relief for small businesses and nonprofits, funding for hunger relief and housing assistance, funding for supplemental unemployment payments, funding for the Department of Health and the courts. New Mexico Thrives sent a letter to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Speaker Brian Egolf, and Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth asking them to include funding for nonprofit grants.

June 2020 Special Session

The New Mexico legislature met June 18 - 22 to address the budget shortfall created by the pandemic and the oil and gas price war. In addition to addressing the budget, legislators passed the Small Business Recovery Act, temporary election changes, and created the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission.



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