The Action Committee tracks legislation during legislative sessions and keeps an eye on potential legislation throughout the year. LWVNM may lobby in support of or in opposition to specific pieces of legislation provided that LWVNM has a position at the state-wide or national level that is relevant. The Action Committee coordinates the lobbying activities of several of the other LWVNM committees. To join the Action Committee, please contact Richard or Barbara. LWVNM needs individuals able to track bills via the legislative website and keep others updated on their progress, and those willing to "lobby from their living room". People who are able to attend committee meetings in Santa Fe at short notice are also needed.
To receive regular updates during the legislative session, please join the LWVNM Topics listserv.
(Co-chairs: Barbara Calef and Judy Williams)
The Committee follows current developments in the state related to natural resources year-round and advocates on the basis of our position.
The 2015 Convention adopted one study: Charter School Regulations.
This study will review how charter schools are regulated and what impact their authorization has on the sufficiency of funding for traditional public schools. Because charter schools are publicly funded, the study will look at whether they should be held to standards of accountability and transparency that are as rigorous as those of traditional public schools. The study will also examine the possible need for changes in charter school regulations regarding their governing bodies, their operations, and the rules for authorization and reauthorization.
For more information contact Meredith Machen: firstname.lastname@example.org.