Legislative update: All eyes on election bill in Senate, gas tax bill has Monday hearing

On Sunday, the Senate met briefly to discuss multiple mostly non-controversial measures, including S.B. 140 regarding the Opportunity Scholarship and a memorial regarding Los Alamos National Labs. It did not, however, consider S.B. 8, scandal-ridden alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s pro-election fraud bill.

Committee hearings where public testimony is needed:

UPDATE: As of 9:05 a.m., the Committee has informed us that it has been canceled for today. S.B. 14, ENACTING THE CLEAN FUEL STANDARD ACT, by Sen. Mimi Stewart (D-Bernalillo)

Stewart is an ardent anti-energy Democrat who has for years proposed this extreme legislation that would install “clean fuel standards,” resulting in a 20 to 35 cent per gallon tax on gasoline, which would harm the poorest New Mexicans. This bill harms the most vulnerable New Mexicans and testimony is requested against it. 

We will update when this committee reschedules its meeting. Please show up to testify against this radical bill. It is especially important to testify against S.B. 14 because this is its last committee hearing before it hits the House floor — its final step before reaching Gov. Lujan Grisham’s desk.

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S.B. 159, LEGISLATIVE RETIREMENT CHANGES by Sens. Stuart Ingle (R-Portales), Peter Wirth (D-Santa Fe)

This bill would further enrich legislators with increased retirement benefits, with a pension increase of 27 percent for legislators who retire at the age of 65 or older, according to the bill’s fiscal impact report.

This bill will be heard at 1:30 a.m. on Monday in the House Judiciary Committee. Attending this committee hearing is especially important because this is the bill’s last step before reaching the House floor — its last hurdle before reading Lujan Grisham’s desk. The Zoom details are below: 

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Happening on the House and Senate floors today — Contact your legislators to OPPOSE these bills:

IMPORTANT: S.B. 8 — Gov. Lujan Grisham’s radical pro-election fraud bill

The Senate reconvenes at 1:00 p.m. Sunday to ram through Democrat bills, with S.B. 8 being the third item on the agenda. It is unclear if there will be another call of the Senate on Monday, stalling the extreme pro-fraud bill. But S.B. 8 remains the first item on the agenda for the chamber.

 Contact key senators to stop S.B. 8 before the vote:

  • Senator George Munoz: george.munoz@nmlegis.gov (505) 986-4371
  • Senator Pete Campos: pete.campos@nmlegis.gov (505) 986-4311
  • Senator Cervantes joseph.cervantes@nmlegis.gov , (505) 986-4861
  • Senator Duhigg: katy.duhigg@nmlegis.gov, (505) 986-4726
  • Senator McKenna: brenda.mckenna@nmlegis.gov (505) 986-4301
  • Senator Candelaria: (505) 986-4380, jacob.candelaria@nmlegis.gov
  • Senator Pope: harold.popejr@nmlegis.gov, (505) 986-4365
  • Senator Tallman: bill.tallman@nmlegis.gov, (505) 986-4373
  • Senator Shendo: benny.shendo@nmlegis.gov, (505) 986-4310
  • Senator Hickey: martin.hickey@nmlegis.gov, (505) 986-4513
  • Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto daniel.ivey-soto@nmlegis.gov, (505) 986-4270

H.B. 126, STATE PERSONNEL DIVERSITY ACT by Reps. Pamelya Herndon (D-Bernalillo) and Tara Lujan (D-Santa Fe).

This bill would implement Critical Race Theory into state agencies, which mandates the “Chief Diversity Officer” of the state to “lead the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equality, equity and inclusion initiatives in support of the state’s strategic plan to create a culture of diversity, equality, equity and inclusion pursuant to Section 6 of the Diversity Act.”

Contact your legislators and demand they OPPOSE H.B. 126. Find your legislator here.

URGENT: H.B. 6, the “Clean Future Act” by Rep. Nathan Small (D-Doña Ana)

This radical bill would further cripple energy producers in New Mexico by mandating the Environmental Improvement Board adopt rules that would force the reduction of “greenhouse gas emissions.” 

“by 2030, statewide direct emissions of greenhouse gases shall not exceed fifty percent of 2005 levels; and by 2050, total statewide greenhouse gas emissions shall achieve at least net-zero emissions; provided that total statewide direct emissions of greenhouse gases shall not exceed ten percent of 2005 levels in 2050 or any subsequent year,” the bill reads. The bill is supported by enviro-Marxist organizations including the Sierra Club, Olé, ProgressNow New Mexico, among others. 

Contact your legislators and demand they OPPOSE H.B. 6. Find your legislator here.

H.M. 38 LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING STUDY by Rep. Andrea Romero (D-Santa Fe)

This bill would enshrine Critical Race Theory into police departments across the state, citing its attempt to bring “CULTURALLY AND SOCIALLY RELEVANT RESPONSES TO EMERGENCY SITUATIONS” to the force. 

The supposed “training needs” cited in the bill will study the implementation of training “regarding culturally relevant responses to emergency situations involving law enforcement officers and firefighters, the need for trauma informed training related to sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking and the need for a better understanding of the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer populations in our state.”

Although House memorials do not include appropriations, the study proposed in H.B. 38 will be funded through the backdoor, according to the fiscal impact report, which reads:

“The House Appropriations and Finance Committee substitute for House Bill 2 includes a $250 thousand nonrecurring appropriation from the general fund for a job task analysis for law enforcement officers statewide, which will inform the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy’s curriculum. Studying the issues identified in this memorial could align with that work. HB2 also includes a $892.8 thousand nonrecurring appropriation from the general fund to increase state police advanced training initiatives and a $140 thousand recurring general fund appropriation to establish a law enforcement assisted diversion (LEAD) program within state police. These trainings and programs could be informed by the assessment requested by HM38.” Contact your legislators and demand they OPPOSE H.M. 38. Find your legislator here.

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1 thought on “Legislative update: All eyes on election bill in Senate, gas tax bill has Monday hearing”

  1. .Rhinos of NM kiss democraps!!!

    Wish, the Rhino Republican party of NM would grow a pair. Oh wait they are democraps in disguise. Emails to stop these idiots means nothing. They are democraps undercover.

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