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Local Leagues in New Mexico

 

2019's "Rocket Docket"

This is a slate of bills given high priority in 2019, after that were passed with overwhelming support by the legislature in 2018 but vetoed by the Governor.

Passed by NM House & Senate & Signed into law Feb. 4, 2019.

This page is for information purposes only and does not imply that the LWVNM supported or opposed all these bills. See our 2019 Legislative Tracking sheet for a list of the bills on which we're actively advocating this year.

SB 9: Psychologist Prescription Certificates

UPDATING PROVISIONS OF THE PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST ACT RELATING TO PRESCRIBING PSYCHOLOGISTS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS WITH A CONDITIONAL PRESCRIPTION CERTIFICATE; REPEALING A SECTION OF THE PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST ACT TO ELIMINATE THE PURPOSE SECTION; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

SB 193 Beef Council Assessment Opt-Out

RELATING TO LIVESTOCK; AMENDING SECTIONS OF THE LIVESTOCK CODE TO PROVIDE FOR AN OPTION FOR PRODUCERS TO OPT OUT OF THE COUNCIL ASSESSMENT.

SB 198: Admin Office of the Courts Director Funds

RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS; ALLOWING THE DIRECTOR TO RECEIVE FUNDS TO CARRY OUT THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE.

SB 215: Maternal Mortality & Morbidity Prevention Act

RELATING TO PUBLIC HEALTH; ENACTING THE MATERNAL MORTALITY AND MORBIDITY PREVENTION ACT TO ESTABLISH A MATERNAL MORTALITY AND SEVERE MATERNAL MORBIDITY REVIEW COMMITTEE TO REVIEW MATERNAL MORTALITY AND SEVERE MATERNAL MORBIDITY IN THE STATE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PREVENTING FURTHER MATERNAL MORTALITY AND SEVERE MATERNAL MORBIDITY; CREATING AN ABSTRACTOR SUBCOMMITTEE.

SB 77: Landowner Liability for Cave Exploration

LIMITING LIABILITY OF LANDOWNERS PERMITTING PERSONS TO EXPLORE CAVES ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.

SB 145: Coordinate Medical Transport

AMENDING A SECTION OF THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ACT TO REQUIRE COORDINATION WITH LOCAL AND REGIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ST SEGMENT ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION TRIAGE AND TRANSPORT PLANS.

SB 150: Homeowner Associations Changes

AMENDING DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS; ALLOWING ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TO RESOLVE CERTAIN DISAGREEMENTS RELATED TO HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS; BROADENING THE APPLICABILITY OF THE HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION ACT; ADDING A PENALTY.

SB 199: Electronic Communications Privacy Act

RELATING TO CIVIL LIBERTIES; ENACTING THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS PRIVACY ACT; PROVIDING PERSONAL PROTECTIONS FROM GOVERNMENT ACCESS TO ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS.

SB 164: Prizes & Gifts for Insurance Customers

RELATING TO INSURANCE; ALLOWING INSURANCE AGENTS TO GIVE PROSPECTIVE CUSTOMERS LIMITED GIFTS AND PRIZES OF <$100/year.

SB 179: Disabilities Students Lottery Scholarships

RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION; ALLOWING CERTAIN STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES TO RECEIVE LEGISLATIVE LOTTERY TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS.

SB 28: Placement of Children in Protective Custody

REQUIRING A CHILD TAKEN INTO PROTECTIVE CUSTODY BY THE CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEPARTMENT TO BE PLACED WITH A RELATIVE OF THE CHILD WHEN A RELATIVE IS AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE FOSTER CARE; REQUIRING THE CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEPARTMENT TO MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO LOCATE A RELATIVE OF THE CHILD TO PROVIDE FOSTER CARE; REQUIRING RELATIVES PROVIDING FOSTER CARE TO INITIATE LICENSING PROCEDURES WITHIN THREE DAYS OF ACCEPTING CUSTODY OF A CHILD.

SB 48: Student Diabetes Management Act

ENACTING THE STUDENT DIABETES MANAGEMENT ACT TO PROVIDE FOR DIABETES MANAGEMENT BY STUDENTS AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL; PROVIDING FOR RULEMAKING, ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES.

SB 58: Evidence and Research Based Funding Requests

PROVIDING THAT AN AGENCY SHALL IDENTIFY AND PRIORITIZE EVIDENCE-BASED, RESEARCH-BASED AND PROMISING SUB-PROGRAMS WITHIN ITS PERFORMANCE-BASED BUDGET REQUEST; PROVIDING THAT A BUDGET RECOMMENDATION SHALL IDENTIFY THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING THAT IS INTENDED FOR EVIDENCE-BASED,RESEARCH-BASED AND PROMISING SUB-PROGRAMS; ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM INVENTORY PROCEDURE.

SB 149: Rename Alcohol & Gaming Division,

RELATING TO EXECUTIVE REORGANIZATION; RENAMING THE ALCOHOL AND GAMING DIVISION, THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL DIVISION; UPDATING STATUTORY REFERENCES; PROVIDING FOR TRANSFERS.

SB 191: Lobbyist Reporting Requirements

RELATING TO LOBBYIST REGULATION; CHANGING REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, REQUIRES REPORTING OF EXPENSES <$100.

SB 197: Judge Pro Tempore Fund

RELATING TO COURTS; CREATING THE JUDGE PRO TEMPORE FUND TO PAY THE COSTS OF JUDGES PRO TEMPORE; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

SB 118: Protect Confidentiality of Crime Victims

RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS; PROTECTING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF CERTAIN VICTIMS OF AND WITNESSES TO CERTAIN CRIMES (ASSUALT AGAINST A HOUSEHOLD MEMBER, RAPE, AGGRAVATED STALKING…)

SB 18: Local Government Planning Fund

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION ($3M FOR FY 2020) TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT PLANNING FUND.

SB 106: Short-Term Occupancy Rentals Tax

RELATING TO TAXATION; REMOVING AN EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN SHORT-TERM OCCUPANCY RENTALS FROM THE OCCUPANCY TAX.

SB 117: Wastewater System Financing

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION ($1.5M FOR FY2020) FOR WASTEWATER SYSTEM FINANCING

SB 157: Sick Leave for Educational Retirement Credit

RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL RETIREMENT; ALLOWING EDUCATIONAL RETIREMENT PROGRAM MEMBERS TO CONVERT UNUSED SICK LEAVE TO SERVICE CREDIT.

SB 189: Mobility Limitation Transport Placards

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES; ALLOWING ORGANIZATIONS THAT OWN OR LEASE VEHICLES THAT PRIMARILY TRANSPORT PERSONS WITH SIGNIFICANT MOBILITY LIMITATIONS TO ACQUIRE SPECIAL DISTINCTIVE REGISTRATION PLACARDS.

SB 200: Massage Therapy Act

AMENDING THE MASSAGE THERAPY PRACTICE ACT TO DELETE CERTAIN REFERENCES TO MASSAGE THERAPY INSTRUCTORS; ADDING A SCOPE OF PRACTICE PROVISION; EXPANDING CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVISIONS; MAKING TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE MASSAGE THERAPY PRACTICE ACT; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

SB 236: Disabled Veteran License Plate Options

RELATING TO SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATES; PROVIDING INCREASED OPTIONS OF FREE SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATES FOR FIFTY PERCENT OR MORE DISABLED VETERANS

SB 244: Legal Services for Land Grants & Acequias

ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM TO INCREASE LEGAL SERVICES FOR ACEQUIAS, LAND GRANTS-MERCEDES AND LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS OF COLONIAS; ESTABLISHING A WAIVER OF TUITION

FOR SERVICE PROGRAM; CREATING A FUND; CREATING A COMMISSION.

HB 44: Career-Technical Teacher Development

REQUIRING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR CAREER-TECHNICAL TEACHERS AND EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS IN THE SAME MANNER AS TEACHERS OF OTHER SUBJECTS FOR WHICH THE PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS PROMULGATED STANDARDS AND BENCHMARKS; REQUIRING THE USE OF FEDERAL EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT TITLE 2 FUNDING FOR CAREER-TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

HB 50: Audit Reviews by Board of Finance

REQUIRING THE EDUCATIONAL RETIREMENTBOARD, THE OFFICE OF THE STATE TREASURER, THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION AND THE STATE INVESTMENT COUNCIL TO REPORT THEIR ANNUAL FINANCIAL AUDITS TO THE STATE BOARD OF FINANCE.

HB 66: Mammogram Info Disclosure

REQUIRING HEALTH FACILITIES THAT PERFORM MAMMOGRAMS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN INFORMATION RELATING TO BREAST DENSITY TO PATIENTS.

HB 72: Occupational Therapy Scope of Practice

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE; AMENDING SECTIONS OF THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ACT TO MAKE SCOPE OF PRACTICE CHANGES.

HB 74: Traditional Historic Community Qualifications

RELATING TO TRADITIONAL HISTORIC COMMUNITIES; REVISING QUALIFICATIONS.

HB 97: Local Government Investment Pool Participants

RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE; CLARIFYING THAT THE EDUCATIONAL RETIREMENT BOARD, THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATIONAND THE STATE INVESTMENT COUNCIL MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT POOL.

HB 203: Economic Development Finance & Ag Enterprises

EXPANDING THE STATEWIDE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FINANCE ACT TO INCLUDE AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES.

HB 216: File County Subdivision Ordinances with State

RELATING TO COUNTY GOVERNANCE; REMOVING THE REQUIREMENT THAT COUNTY SUBDIVISION ORDINANCES BE FILED WITH THE STATE RECORDS ADMINISTRATOR.

HB 217: Infrastructure Development Zone Meetings

REQUIRING NOTIFICATIONS FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS REQUIRED BY THE INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT ZONE ACT BE SENT BY FIRST CLASS MAIL AND ALLOWING NOTIFICATIONS TO ALSO BE SENT BY ELECTRONIC MAIL.

HB 226: Add Lay Midwives as Practitioners

AMENDING A SECTION OF THE NEW MEXICO DRUG, DEVICE AND COSMETIC ACT TO ADD REGISTERED LAY MIDWIVES AS PRACTITIONERS.

HB 227: Use of Teacher Attendance for Evaluations

RESTRICTING THE USE OF TEACHER ATTENDANCE IN TEACHER EVALUATIONS.

HB 229: Regional Air Center Special Economic District

CREATING THE REGIONAL AIR CENTER SPECIAL ECONOMIC DISTRICT ACT; ALLOWING FOR THE FORMATION OF INDUSTRIAL AIR CENTER SPECIAL ECONOMIC DISTRICTS AND AUTHORITIES TO GOVERN THE DISTRICTS; PROVIDING POWERS AND DUTIES.

HB 237: Extend University Police Officer Authority

EXTENDING THE AUTHORITY OF UNIVERSITY POLICE OFFICERS TO IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT ROADWAYS.

HB 242: Contact Lens & Glasses Prescriptions

LIMITING PRESCRIBING POWER FOR CONTACT LENSES AND SPECTACLES; PROVIDING FOR CRIMINAL PENALTIES AND CIVIL REMEDY.

HB 250: Native American Student Needs Assessments

REQUIRING NEEDS ASSESSMENTS TO DETERMINE WHAT SERVICES SCHOOL DISTRICTS NEED TO PROVIDE TO INDIAN STUDENTS TO HELP THEM GRADUATE AND BE READY FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS; REQUIRING A SYSTEMIC FRAMEWORK THAT FOCUSES ON MEASURES TO CLOSE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP BETWEEN INDIANS AND ALL OTHER STUDENT GROUPS IN NEW MEXICO; REQUIRING ACCOUNTABILITY.

HB 257: Enviro Services Gross Receipts Uses

EXPANDING THE PERMISSIBLE USES OF REVENUE FROM THE MUNICIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES GROSS RECEIPTS TAX; CHANGING THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR IMPOSING THAT TAX.