LWVNM: Legislative Tracking

League of Women Voters Positions on New Mexico Legislation 2022 Session

(MS Word version: LWVtrack2022.docx.)

Some listings are not the bill name but a description of what the bill does.
The bills on this sheet are labeled A (top priority) B (secondary priority) There will be a separate C category that will be listed separately, but not tracked.

Using the nmlegis.org website: To see a complete list of all the bills this session, go to the Legislation List and click Go. For schedules, go to What's Happening where you can click on the HTML versions of Senate, House and committee calendars.

Last updated: Mar 13, 2022.

Bill Legislation Name/Description Sponsor Date* Status
Top Priority Legislation – A
HJR9 Independent Redistricting Commission CA Figueroa/Ely HJC
SM15 Study County Redistricting McKenna SRC SJC
SB200 County Redistricting Task Force McKenna SRC
SB8 NM Voting Rights Act – see SB144 Wirth
SB6 Elections Security & Administration – see SB144 Ivey-Soto _
SB144 Intimidation of Election Workers (includes SB6 & SB8) Duhigg S Concur
HJR5 Open Primaries CA Dixon HJC
SJR4 Open Primaries CA Tallman SRC
SJR5 Run Off Elections CA- our position? Pope SRC
HJR14 Runoff Elections – our position? Herndon HJC
HB6 Clean Future Act Small HCAL
Secondary Priority – B – Topic order doesn’t imply priority
Budget &Taxes
SB5 Reduction in GRT – Oppose – in HB163 Gonzales LAW
HB33 Cigarette & Tobacco Products Tax Ferrary tabled
HB48 Eliminate PIT tax on Social Security – Oppose (in HB163) Brown LAW
HB49 Eliminate PIT tax on Social Security – Oppose G. Armstrong HTRC
HB76 Military Retirement Income Tax Exemption – Oppose Anderson LAW
HB163 Omnibus Tax & Revenue bill – no position – support some Chandler LAW
HB213 Child Tax Credit (dummy) in HB163 J. Martinez LAW
SB49 Eliminate PIT tax on Social Security – Oppose – in SB5 Tallman
SB69 Job Creation Reporting Requirements – tax expenditure Tallman HCEDC
SB85 Military Retirement Income Tax Exemption - Oppose Pope STBTC
SB108 Exempt Social Security from Income Tax – in SB5 Padilla
SB121 Exempt Social Security from Income Tax Gallegos STBTC
Natural Resources
HB11 Energy Storage Tax Credit Sariñana HTRC
HB14 Bonds & GRT deduction for electric storage Chandler HENRC
HB34 Solar Market Tax Credit Extension – In HB163 Ferrary LAW
HB35 Geo-Thermal Heat Pump Credit SB68 Ferrary HTRC
HB37 Community Energy Grant – amended Ortez LAW
HB101 NM Reforestation Act Center Sariñana HCAL
HB125 Sustainable Building Tax Credits Dates - in HB163 Ortez LAW
HB164 Uranium Mine Cleanup Sariñana LAW
HB228 Hydrogen Hub (untitled dummy bill) Oppose Lundstrom HCAL
SB21 Electric Vehicle Income Tax Credit Tallman SFC
SB14 Clean Fuel Standard Act Stewart HCAL
SB44 New Solar MKT Dev. Tax Credit – same as HB14 Soules
SB72 Dryland Resilience Center Soules SCON
SJM2 Biodiversity Memorial Stewart SCAL
SB194 Additional Definitions Energy Act – Oppose Munoz Tabled
Ethics & Transparency
HJM3 Interim Committees as Open Meetings Townsend HGEIC
HJR10 Public Officers Salary Commission – CA Rubio HCPAC
HCR1 Availability of Comm. Reports & Amendments McQueen SRC
SJR8 Salaries for Public Officials CA Ivey-Soto SJC
HM26 Study Legislative Sessions & Salaries – funding in HB2 JR Rubio/Garrett HCAL
Secondary Priority
HB13 Teacher Residency Changes Sariñana LAW
HB73 Educational Retirees Returning to Work Garrett LAW
HB130 Personal Finance as an Elective Maestas HEC
SM12 Yazzie-Martinez Plan & Reporting Lopez SRC SEC
SB1 Increasing Salaries for Licensed Teachers Stewart LAW
SB32 Outdoor Learning Funding Hemphill SFC
SB140 Opportunity Scholarship Act Stefanics LAW
SB177 Personal Finances for Graduation – not germane Pinto SXCC
SM12 Yazzie-Martinez Plan & Reporting Lopez SRC SEC
Criminal Justice
HB9 Unlawful Access to a gun by a Minor Herndon HAFC
SB34 Threat of Shooting – in HB68 – crime package Brandt HCAL
Health Care
HB97 Rural Health Care Project Loans Matthews HAFC
HB95 Health Easy Enrollment Act Thomson LAW
HM3 Paid Family & Medical Leave Act Task Force Serrato HCAL
SM1 Paid Family & Medical Leave Act Task Force – $ in HB2 JR Stewart Signed
Other Topics
HB126 State Personnel Diversity Act Lujan HCAL
HB132 Interest rate on Certain Loans Herrera LAW
HB135 Indian Family Protection Act Louis LAW
SB12 AG Office for Missing Indigenous Persons Pinto LAW
SB13 Missing In NM Event Lopez LAW
SB42 Utility Easements for Broadband Act Padilla SJC
SB7 State Employee & Contractor minimum wage Sedillo Lopez HCAL
SB134 NM Housing Trust Fund Rodriguez LAW

* Date of Committee meeting or floor vote; CA - Constitutional amendment; (a) amended; CS = committee substitute;

HAFC - House Appropriations & Finance; HCAL - House Calendar (for a vote); HCEDC - House Commerce & Economic Development; HCPAC - Consumer & Public Affairs; HEC - House Education Committee; HENRC - House Energy, Environment & Natural Resources; HGEIC - House Gov't, Elections & Indian Affairs; HJC - House Judiciary; HTRC - House Taxation & Revenue; SCAL - Senate Calendar (for a vote); SCON - Senate Conservation; SEC - Senate Education Committee; SFC - Senate Finance Committee; SJC - Senate Judiciary Committee; SRC - Senate Rules Committee; STBTC - Senate Tax, Business & Transportation; SXCC - Senate Committees' Committee;
HCAL - House Calendar (for a vote); P - House - Passed House; L - House - Lost in House; H - con - , House Concurrence; SCAL - Senate Calendar for a vote; P - Senate - Passed Senate; L - Senate - Lost in Senate; Gov - On Gov. desk; Law - Signed by the Governor; P-veto - Pocket veto; signed - Memorials do not require the Governor's signature;