Legislation tracked by ABC New Mexico


H 2 GENERAL APPROPRIATION ACT OF 2021  (Lundstrom, Patricia A) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 2 (HB 2) enacts the General Appropriation Act of 2021 and makes general appropriations and authorizes expenditures by state agencies.


H 2 CANNABIS REGULATION ACT   (Martinez, Javier I) Current Location: SGND View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 2 (HB 2) enacts the Cannabis Regulation Act (CRA) which legalizes cannabis for recreational use by adults over the age of 21. HB 2 creates the Cannabis Control Division (division) within the Regulation and Licensing Department (RLD). The division will implement an extensive regulatory framework to govern the commercial marketplace for the production, distribution, sale, and use of recreational marijuana. This bill allows for home cultivation with unlimited home possession. The division will establish the limit of plants each year from 2022 through 2025. HB 2 levies an excise tax of 12% on sales, with the exception of medical cannabis sales that are untaxed. Municipalities and counties are distributed 33.33% of tax revenues. Small producers (microbusiness) are limited to 200 plants in possession and a single retail store. Purchase of cannabis is limited to two ounces, 16 grams of extract, and 800 milligrams of edibles. Amounts exceeding these limits may be exceeded but are to be hidden from public view in their private residences. Retail sales of recreational cannabis will begin no later than April 1, 2022. HB2 provides a repeal date of CRA of December 31, 2025.


H 9 CLIMATE SOLUTIONS ACT   (Stansbury, Melanie A) Current Location: HSEIC View Analysis View Bill

CS/House Bill 9 (CS/HB 9) enacts the Climate Solutions Act. It creates the Climate Leadership Council and requires the development of a statewide framework to address climate change and develop a sustainable economy. It establishes statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction requirements and directs state agencies to adopt rules as allowed by an agency's existing statutory authority to achieve statewide greenhouse gas emissions reductions and to foster inclusion in workforce development and procurement related to climate solutions. HB 9 requires annual reporting. It directs the Climate Leadership Council to recommend and prioritize funding from the Clean Energy Grants Fund. It amends a definition in the Air Quality Control Act to allow for greater oversight of sources of air pollution.


H 12 CANNABIS REGULATION ACT   (Martinez, Javier I) Current Location: SCal View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 12 (HB 12) enacts the Cannabis Regulation Act which decriminalizes marijuana, regulates for-profit cannabis industry, and taxes recreational marijuana for people 21 or older with retail sales beginning January 1, 2022. HB 12 imposes an 8% excise tax and allows for local government taxes in the amount of 4%.


H 17 CANNABIS REGULATION ACT   (Lujan, Tara L.) Current Location: HHHC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 17 (HB 17) enacts the Cannabis Regulation Act and legalizes, regulates industry, and taxes recreational marijuana for people 21 or older. HB 17 imposes a 20% sales tax on cannabis sales and allows a local government tax rate of 7%.


H 20 HEALTHY WORKPLACES ACT   (Chandler, Christine ) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 20 (HB 20) creates the Healthy Workplaces Act to direct employers to provide earned sick leave and details the requirements and enforcement.


H 21 PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT CONTRIBUTIONS   (Garratt, Joy ) Current Location: SCal View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 21 (HB 21) relates to the Public Works Apprentice and Training Act, which requires contributions to apprentice and training programs or to the Public Works Apprentice and Training Fund for all public works construction projects. HB 21 now lists the responsible department as the Workforce Solutions Department. HB 21 also removes all listed exceptions to the rule, from the public works construction projects section.


H 37 PAID SICK LEAVE ACT   (Rubio, Angelica ) Current Location: HLVMC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 37 (HB 37) enacts the Paid Sick Leave Act. HB 37 requires accrual of paid sick leave for employees, provides remedies for violations, requires rulemaking, establishes burden of proof standards for retaliation cases and declares an emergency.


H 38 PAID FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE ACT   (Chandler, Christine ) Current Location: HAFC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 38 (HB 38) enacts the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act Trust Fund. HB 38 also provides for payment to an eligible employee, limits the time allowed for paid family and medical leave. HB 38 provides for administration of the program by the Workforce Solutions Department. HB 38 enacts administrative penalties. HB 38 creates a temporary advisory committee.


H 44 UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION RESTRICTION CHANGES   (Roybal Caballero, Patricia ) Current Location: HLVMC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 44 (HB 44) temporarily allow eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits during a public health emergency. HB 44 declares and emergency.


H 49 EXEMPT SOCIAL SECURITY FROM INCOME TAX   (Brown, Cathrynn N) Current Location: HTRC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 49 (HB 49) exempts Social Security income from Income Tax.


H 50 PRIVATE RIGHT OF ACTION FOR CERTAIN STATUTES   (Louis, Georgene ) Current Location: HRC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 50 (HB 50) provides for a private right of action to enforce certain statutes by enacting new sections of the Oil and Gas Act, the Air Quality Control Act, the Hazardous Waste Act, the Solid Waste Act and the Water Quality Act.


H 55 PUBLICATION OF CAPITAL OUTLAY ALLOCATIONS   (McQueen, Matthew ) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 55 (HB 55) creates a new section of Chapter 2, Article 3 NMSA 1978 that requires publication of allocations of capital outlay project appropriations or bond authorizations by legislators or the governor.


H 72 FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKFORCE TRAINING   (Trujillo, Christine ) Current Location: HAFC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 72 (HB 72) appropriates $500,000 to the Workforce Solutions Department for family-friendly workplace education and training.


H 76 EIB PERMIT DENIAL FOR POOR COMPLIANCE   (Chandler, Christine ) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 76 (HB 76) amends a section of the Air Quality Control Act to allow the Department of Environment to deny a permit application based on poor compliance history.


H 90 TAX PENALTIES & REMEDIES   (Chandler, Christine ) Current Location: SJC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 90 (HB 90) modifies the time period and procedure for tax credit applications by taxpayers. Tax fraud definition is expanded to include use of sales suppression software. HB 90 clarifies processes to protest property value and classifications.


H 96 CRIMINAL RECORDS & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT   (Romero, Andrea ) Current Location: SCal View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 96 (HB 96) revises the list of criminal records that cannot be considered in an application for public employment, licensure or other authority to practice a trade, business or profession, and enacts a new section of the Uniform Licensing Act that prohibits the exclusion from professional licensure of persons with certain criminal records.


H 98 OMNIBUS TAX BILL   (Martinez, Javier I) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 98 (HB 98) makes comprehensive changes to tax statutes including credits, garnishment of wages, Gross Receipts Tax, and technical changes.


H 100 COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS SYSTEMS   (Lara, Raymundo ) Current Location: HAFC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 100/a (HB100/a) Making an appropriation to the Public Education Department for college and career readiness systems statewide and providing requirements to receive funds.


H 106 COMMUNITY SOLAR ACT   (Roybal Caballero, Patricia ) Current Location: HENRC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 106 (HB 106) enacts the Community Solar Act. HB 106 prescribes requirements for community solar facilities, subscriber organizations, and subscriptions. HB 106 prescribes requirements for the administration of a community solar program. HB 106 directs the Public Regulation Commission to adopt rules to implement a community solar program. HB 106 provides an exclusion from commission regulation to subscriber organizations or the subscribers to a community solar facility. HB 106 provides guidelines for native community solar projects and tribal jurisdiction. HB 106 provides for low-income customers and low-income service organizations. HB 106 provides definitions. HB 106 requires reporting.


H 110 PHASED MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE   (Roybal Caballero, Patricia ) Current Location: HCEDC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 110 (HB 110) increases the minimum wage for employees in phases, provides for an annual cost of living increase in that minimum wage rate beginning in 2025, and repeals Section 50-4-23 NMSA 1978 (being laws 1967, Chapter 242, Section 1, as amended), which provides for reduced minimum wages for persons with disabilities.


H 118 HOMELESS YOUTH EMPLOYMENT TAX CREDIT   (Johnson, D. Wonda ) Current Location: HHHC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 118 (HB 118) adds homeless youths to the Foster Youth Employment Income Tax Credit and the Foster Youth Employment Corporate Income Tax Credit. HB 118 allows a credit to be taken for each year an employer employs a foster or homeless youth. HB 118 removes qualified from the foster youth definition. HB 118 is applicable to taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2021.


H 134 FAMILY-FRIENDLY WORKPLACE INCENTIVE PGM.   (Hernandez, Joshua Nathaniel) Current Location: HAFC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 134 (HB 134) establishes a program to reward small business employers for adopting family-friendly workplace policies. Creates the Family-friendly Workplace Fund. Makes a $9,000,000 appropriation.


H 144 DAMAGE TO PROPERTY BY THEFT   (Dixon, Meridith ) Current Location: SJC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 144 (HB 144) creates the crime of damage to property by theft of certain metals, utility covers, guard rails, signs, or catalytic converters.


H 148 UNEMPLOYMENT CONTRIBUTION RATE CHANGE   (Chandler, Christine ) Current Location: HAFC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 148 (HB 148) makes changes to Section 51-1-11 NMSA 1978, to provide a temporary addition to the contribution rate of contributing employers and a temporary increase to the base wage for which employer contributions to the Unemployment Compensation Fund are made. HB 148 makes a nonrecurring appropriation from the General Fund to the Workforce Solutions Department in FY2021.


H 158 LEGISLATIVELY CREATED TASK FORCE OPEN MTGS.   (Fajardo, Kelly K) Current Location: SRC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 158 (HB 158) requires that certain task forces are subject to the Open Meetings Act.


H 169 LEDA PRIORITY FOR CERTAIN PROJECTS   (Ortez, Kristina ) Current Location: HENRC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 169 (HB 169) amends the Local Economic Development Act to include construction or upgrades to facilitate the use of water-efficient or clean energy technologies or to meet or exceed green building certification standards in the definition of economic development project. HB 169 includes an entity that develops water or broadband infrastructure in the definition of qualifying entity.


H 211 REDISTRICTING ACT   (Dow, Rebecca ) Current Location: HCal View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 211 (HB 211) enacts the Redistricting Act, creates the State Redistricting Commission, and directs the Commission to develop district plans for approval by the legislature and Governor.


H 232 PUBLIC SCHOOL VENTILATION IMPROVEMENT ACT   (Stapleton, Sheryl Williams ) Current Location: SFC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 232 (HB 232) enacts the Public School Ventilation Improvement Act and creates a grant program to give schools funds to improve mechanical ventilation systems for the health and safety of students and staff.


H 235 INSURANCE CODE CHANGES   (Lujan, Tara L.) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 235 (HB 235) relates to insurance. HB 235 amends, repeals and enacts sections of the New Mexico Insurance Code.


H 247 AFTER SCHOOL & SUMMER PROGRAMS   (Lujan, Tara L.) Current Location: HAFC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 247 (HB247) is an Act requesting an appropriation for after-school and summer enrichment programs.


H 248 INSURANCE FEE CHANGES   (Chandler, Christine ) Current Location: SCal View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 248 (HB 248) amends the insurance code to create, increase, and eliminate insurance fees.


H 259 CONTRACTOR & SUBCONTRACTOR REIMBURSEMENT   (Dow, Rebecca ) Current Location: HAFC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 259 (HB259) requires that public contracts provide for wage increases that match state minimum wage increases.


H 268 CORONAVIRUS & WORKERS' COMP   (Hochman-Vigil, Dayan ) Current Location: SJC View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 268 (HB 268) amends Workers’ compensation to create a presumption that coronavirus disease 2019 is an injury by accident arising out of and in the course of employment for essential employees. HB 268 permits employers to rebut the presumption and defines “essential employee.” HB 268 prohibits workers’ compensation insurers from using coronavirus disease 2018 claims in developing rating plants. Declares an emergency.


H 291 TAX CHANGES   (Martinez, Javier I) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

House Bill 291 (HB 291) makes several tax changes: modifies and expands personal income tax brackets; raises the maximum income to qualify for the Low-Income Comprehensive Tax Rebate; raises the Working Families Tax Credit to 20% of the federal income credit and lowers the minimum age to qualify to 18; limits the capital gains deduction to $1,000 or 40% of the gains for sale of a New Mexico business; and limits an increase in property tax to 10% of property that is not the owner’s primary residence.


HR 1 HOUSE RULE CHANGES   (Ely, Daymon ) Current Location: PSGN View Analysis View Bill

House Resolution 1 (HR 1) establishes conduct rules for the current session, in particular procedures for remote participation as a result of the current public health emergency orders.


S 1 LEDA CHANGES   (Hemphill, Siah Correa) Current Location: SGND View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 1 Special Session (SB 1) provides that a portion of state and local gross receipts and compensating tax revenue imposed on certain economic development projects may be provided as public support for the projects pursuant to the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA). SB 1provides transfers and distributions of the portion of state and local gross receipts and compensating tax revenue. Declares an emergency.


S 3 SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY ACT   (Candelaria, Jacob ) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 3 (SB3) changes the name of the Small Business Recovery Act of 2020 to the Small Business Recovery Act. Makes changes in definitions and extends the deadline to apply for a Small Business Recover Loan. Delays the reversion of the Small Business Recovery Loan Fund. SB3 changes the terms of Small Business Recovery Loans (Recovery Loans) and allows recipients to refinance the loan. SB3 increases the amount of the Severance Tax Permanent Fund invested. Declares an emergency.


S 3 CANNABIS REGULATION ACT   (Pirtle, Cliff R. ) Current Location: SCW View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 3 (SB 3) enacts the Cannabis Regulation Act, creates the Cannabis Control Division in the Regulation and Licensing Department, establishes duties for the Department of Environment and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, creates the Cannabis Regulation Fund, enacts the Cannabis Tax Act, amends sections of the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act, revises penalties, and declares an emergency. The Cannabis Regulation Act is a comprehensive proposal to legalize cannabis for people 21 years old and over. There are no limits on the number of plants or licenses. The bill allows for the possession, use, and purchase of up to 2 ounces of cannabis. Public smoking or consumption of cannabis is prohibited. The bill allows local jurisdictions to opt-out of allowing retail marijuana sales.


S 4 TERMINATION & RENEWAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS   (Baca, Gregory ) Current Location: SCC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 4 of the 2021 special session includes all of the items in Senate Bill 74 and provides for the renewal or amendment of a public health emergency or order by the legislature or the New Mexico legislative council.


S 5 LOCAL EC. DEV. PROJECT CHANGES   (Munoz, George K) Current Location: SFC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 5 (SB 5) amends Municipalities and Counties definitions and provides that a portion of state and local gross receipts and compensating tax revenue imposed on certain economic development projects may be provided as public support for the projects. SB 5 changes the name of the Local and Regional Economic Development Support Fund to the Local Economic Development Act Fund and the permitted uses of the fund; SB 5 creates a program with the New Mexico Finance Authority to provide grants to certain businesses to reimburse rent and lease payments from funding transferred to the Economic Development Department from the Severance Tax Permanent Fund. Decla


S 8 LOCAL GOV'T AIR QUALITY REGULATIONS   (Wirth, Peter ) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 8 (SB 8) amends the Air Quality Control Act and the Hazardous Waste Act to make the rules more stringent than federal regulations.


S 13 CANNABIS REGULATION ACT   (Ivey-Soto, Daniel A) Current Location: STBTC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 13 (SB 13) enacts the Cannabis Regulation Act and legalizes, regulates industry, and taxes recreational marijuana for people 21 or older. SB 13 imposes a 20% sales tax on cannabis sales.


S 34 DESIGN AND BUILD OF PROJECT DELIVERY SYSTEM   (Kernan, Gay G. ) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 34 (SB34) makes a change to Section 13-1-119.2 NMSA 1978, to enable the use of a design and build project delivery system for certain Department of Transportation projects. SB34 is effective on July 1, 2021.


S 35 MINIMUM WAGE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS   (Steinborn, Jeff ) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 35 (SB35) amends employment law to remove the exception to the minimum wage requirement for secondary school students.


S 37 CONSTRUCTION MGR GENERAL CONTRACTOR ACT   (Padilla, Michael ) Current Location: SJC View Analysis View Bill

This bill enacts the Construction Manager General Contractor Act to provide an alternative project delivery method for certain Department of Transportation projects.


S 52 EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS   (O'Neill, Bill B. ) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 52 (SB52) makes a change to Section 51-1-48 NMSA 1978, to provide certain extended unemployment benefits.


S 53 PROCUREMENT CHANGES   (O'Neill, Bill B. ) Current Location: SJC View Analysis View Bill

February 10, 2021: STBTCcs/SB 53: The Senate Tax, Business and Transportation Committee, committee substitute for Senate Bill 53 replaces the original act with its own substitute and changes and enacts sections of the NMSA 1978 relating to procurement. This committee substitute repeals: Laws 2012, Chapter 56, Section 4; and Laws 2015, Chapter 73, Section 25. The provisions of this act are effective on July 1, 2021. January 18, 2021: Senate Bill 53 (SB 53) creates preferences and certification requirements for resident minority businesses and resident tribal businesses. SB 53 retains the resident veteran business preference. SB 53 authorizes procurements for exclusive bidding by New Mexico businesses or small businesses. SB 53 adds and revises definitions in the procurement code. SB 53 specifies when the negotiation process ends. SB 53 clarifies electronic submission requirements. SB53 allows virtual bid openings. SB 53 revises chief procurement officer registration requirements. SB 53 clarifies reporting requirements for in-state and out-of-state contracts. SB 53 applies the procurement code to marketing. SB 53 allows the rejection of identical low bids based on the appearance of non-independent bidding. SB 53 specifies posting requirements for emergency procurement. SB5 3 prescribes requirements for purchases of sustainable and recycled content goods. SB 53 authorizes audits related to sales under a contract. SB 53 defines offerors for purposes of protesting an award. SB 53 requires reporting on contracts awarded to New Mexico businesses. SB 53 allows the purchase of electric and gas-electric hybrid vehicles made outside North America. SB 53 changes, repeals and enacts sections of the NMSA 1978. SB 53 is effective on July 1, 2021.


S 70 PUBLIC PROJECT REVOLVING FUND APPROPRIATIONS   (Padilla, Michael ) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 70 (SB 70) makes non-reverting appropriations from the Public Project Revolving Fund to the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund, the Local Government Planning Fund, the Wastewater Facility Construction Loan Fund, and the Cultural Affairs Facilities Infrastructure Fund.


S 84 COMMUNITY SOLAR ACT   (Stefanics, Elizabeth "Liz" ) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 84 (SB84) enacts the Community Solar Act; prescribes requirements for community solar facilities, subscriber organizations and subscriptions; prescribes requirements for administration of a community solar program; directs the Public Regulation Commission to adopt rules to implement a community solar program.


S 86 USE OF WATER FOR OIL & GAS OPERATIONS   (Sedillo-Lopez, Antoinette ) Current Location: SJC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 86 (SB 86) prohibits certain uses of fresh water in oil and gas operations and provides penalties for the spill or release of oil, gas or produced water. It creates the Oil Conservation Division Data Compilation Fund. SB directs the Oil Conservation Division of the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department to adopt rules relating to produced water and nondomestic wastes that are protective of public health, worker safety and natural resources. It requiring the tracking of produced water. The bill alphabetizes definitions and adds definitions for fresh water; water pollution; recycled water; and treated water to the Oil and Gas Act. SB amends the Produced Water Act to conform to changes in the Oil and Gas Act and clarifies requirements for Water Quality Control Commission rule making related to the use of produced water outside of the oil field.


S 87 NO RETALIATION FOR IPRA   (Candelaria, Jacob ) Current Location: SJC View Analysis View Bill

Amends the Inspection of Public Records Act by prohibiting retaliation and providing civil liability for a custodian or public body for taking retaliatory action against a person who requested public records.


S 88 PUBLIC PROJECT REVOLVING FUND PROJECTS   (Candelaria, Jacob ) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 88 (SB88) authorizes the New Mexico Finance Authority to make loans for public projects from the Public Project Revolving Fund. SB 88 declares an emergency.


S 91 LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RETAIL BUSINESSES   (Griggs, Ron ) Current Location: STBTC View Analysis View Bill

This bill amends the Local Economic Development Act by including retail businesses located in unincorporated areas of a county and allowing funding to be used for rehabilitation or remodeling of a business.


S 93 BROADBAND ACCESS & EXPANSION ACT   (Padilla, Michael ) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

2nd Amended Synopsis March 18, 2021: Hfla1/SB 93: House floor amendment number 1 to Senate Bill 93, as amended, enacts the Broadband Access and Expansion Act. This act establishes the office of Broadband Access and expansion. This act provides powers and duties. 1st Amended Synopsis March 01, 2021: SFCa1/SB 93: Senate Finance Committee amendment 1 to Senate Bill 93 enacts the Broadband Access and Expansion Act. Establishes the office of Broadband Access and Expansion. Creates the Broadband Access and Expansion Council. Creates the Broadband Access and Expansion Fund. Provides powers and duties. Original Synopsis January 13, 2021: Senate Bill 93 (SB93) enacts the Broadband Access and Expansion Act. Establishes the office of Broadband Access and Expansion. Provides powers and duties. Makes an appropriation from the General Fund to the Department of Information Technology for Fiscal Year 2022. SB93 requires the broadband office, on or before January 1, 2022, to develop and provide to the governor and the legislature, a three-year statewide broadband plan. SB93 requires the broadband office, on or before January 1, 2023, and on or before January 1 of each year after, to update and revise the statewide broadband plan developed for the ensuing three years and to report the updated and revised statewide broadband plan to the governor and the legislature. Provides definitions.


S 98 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE REPORTS   (Tallman, Bill ) Current Location: HCal View Analysis View Bill

Amendment 1 Synopsis March 05, 2021: SFCa1/SB 98: Senate Finance Committee amendment 1 for Senate Bill 98 requires recipients of public support from the state, pursuant to the Local Economic Development Act, to report job creation and capital investment information, and requires reporting prior to August 1 of each year. Requires the Taxation and Revenue Department to compile and present a tax expenditure budget and analyses of certain tax expenditures to the governor and legislative committees, no later than October 15 of every year. Definitions are provided. The provisions of this act are effective on July 1, 2021. Original Analysis January 08, 2021: Senate Bill 98 (SB98) requires recipients of public support from the state pursuant to the Local Economic Development Act to report job creation and capital investment information and requires reporting prior to August 1 of each year. SB98 requires the Taxation and Revenue Department to compile and present a tax expenditure budget and analyses of certain tax expenditures to the governor and legislative committees, no later than October 15 of every year. Makes an appropriation. Provides definitions. SB98 is effective on July 1, 2021.


S 99 TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION AUDITS   (O'Neill, Bill B. ) Current Location: HCal View Analysis View Bill

Relating to tax exempt organizations, revising requirements for audits.


S 112 SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY TASK FORCE   (Stewart, Mimi ) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 112 (SB 112) creates the Sustainable Economy Task Force and requires it to develop a strategic plan to transition the state economy away from reliance on natural resource extraction. SB 112 provides duties and requires that department secretaries of state agencies comply with the strategic plan. SB makes an appropriation of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration.


S 121 STATE TRANSPORTATION BONDS FOR PROJECTS   (Gonzales, Roberto "Bobby") Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 121 (SB 121) provides for State Transportation Project Bonds for projects and declares and emergency.


S 131 DISCRETIONARY SCHOOL FUNDING PROGRAM UNITS   (Stewart, Mimi ) Current Location: PVET View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 131 (SB131) amends the Public School Capital Improvements Act to create discretionary program units and to exclude certain program units in calculating distributions to school districts.


S 137 NMFA WATER PROJECTS   (Cervantes, Joseph ) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 137 (SB137) authorizes the New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) to make loans or grants from the Water Project Fund for certain water projects. The legislation declares an emergency.


S 143 PUBLIC- PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP ACT   (Campos, Pete ) Current Location: STBTC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 143 (SB 143) enacts the Public-Private Partnership Act. SB 143 allows public partners to enter into public-private partnership agreements to facilitate public projects. SB 143 creates the Public-Private Partnership Board. SB 143 creates the Public-Private Partnership Project Fund. SB 143 authorizes grants, loans, and bonds. SB 143 provides powers and duties. SB 143 requires reporting by December 1, 2021, and by December 1 of each year after. SB 143 provides definitions. SB 143 is effective on July 1, 2021.


S 158 JOB READINESS PROGRAMS FUNDING   (Campos, Pete ) Current Location: SFC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 158 (SB 158) makes a nonrecurring General Fund appropriation to the Workforce Solutions Department in the fiscal year 2022, for job readiness programs for youth and adults.


S 161 WITHHOLDING WAGES FOR TAXES   (Schmedes, Gregg William) Current Location: STBTC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 161 (SB 161) permits employers with up to 50 employees to elect not to withhold state income tax from employee wages.


S 168 INCREASE GAS TAX   (Gonzales, Roberto "Bobby") Current Location: SFC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 168 (SB 168) incrementally increases the Gasoline Tax and Special Fuel Excise Tax one cent through 2025.


S 169 CREATE HIGHER ED COORDINATING COUNCIL   (Gonzales, Roberto "Bobby") Current Location: SFC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 169 (SB 169) creates the Higher Education Coordinating Council and gives the Higher Education Department authority to approve capital expenditures.


S 174 FISCAL AGENT FOR CAPITAL OUTLAY PROJECTS   (Woods, Pat ) Current Location: SFC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 174 (SB 174) provides that capital outlay funding requests for nongovernmental entity projects shall not be accepted unless the state or a county or municipality has accepted the role of acting as fiscal agent for the entity's project.


S 176 GENERAL APPROPRIATION ACT OF 2021  (Munoz, George K) Current Location: SFC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 176 (SB 176) enacts the General Appropriation Act of 2021 and appropriates funds to state agencies for use in Fiscal Year 2022, and provides for a 1.5% salary increase to certain state employees, and an additional salary increase to frontline health and social services employees employed by state agencies, and a two percent salary increase to judges and magistrates.


S 186 TRANSFER CERTAIN DPS DUTIES TO DOT   (Campos, Pete ) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 186 (SB 186) transfers certain authority and duties from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Transportation.


S 198 PAID SICK LEAVE   (Lopez, Linda M. ) Current Location: STBTC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 198 (SB 198) enacts the Paid Sick Leave Act. SB198 requires accrual of paid sick leave for employees, provides remedies for violations, requires rulemaking, establishes burden of proof standards for retaliation cases and declares an emergency.


S 199 REDISTRICTING ACT   (Ortiz y Pino, Jerry ) Current Location: QSUB View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 199 (SB 199) enacts the Redistricting Act, creates the State Redistricting Commission, and directs the Commission to develop district plans for approval by the legislature and Governor.


S 207 PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION   (Tallman, Bill ) Current Location: SRC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 207 (SB 207) creates the Public Works Commission and provides its powers and duties. It requires that the commission annually hear proposals for and review capital outlay-funded projects.


S 211 CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATES   (Wirth, Peter ) Current Location: STBTC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 211 (SB 211) gradually increases the Corporate Income Tax rate for taxable income earners over $500 thousand and decreases the Gross Receipts Tax rate and Compensating Tax rate.


S 217 CID BUILDING CODES   (Soules, William ) Current Location: STBTC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 217 (SB 217) makes a change to Section 60-13-9 NMSA 1978. SB 217 changes duties of the Construction Industries Division of the Regulation and Licensing Department. SB 217 specifies minimum building code requirements. SB 217 is effective on July 1, 2022.


S 219 NO CITIZENSHIP PROOF FOR OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE   (Ortiz y Pino, Jerry ) Current Location: PCH View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 219 (SB 219) removes proof of citizenship or legal residency requirements for certain professionals. SB 219 allows for the submission of an individual taxpayer identification number for certain occupational license or permit applications.


S 240 VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP ACT   (Pirtle, Cliff R. ) Current Location: SFC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 240 (SB 240) enacts the Vocational Training Scholarship Act to support students taking career technical education courses offered at two-year institutions. SB 240 appropriates $2.55 million for the scholarship program.


S 254 FILLING US REPRESENTATIVE VACANCIES   (Moores, Mark ) Current Location: SJC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 254 (SB 254) provides new procedures for filling a vacancy in the United States House of Representatives by requiring a primary and general election to fill the vacancy.


S 280 PASEO DEL NORTE STB'S   (Pope, Harold James) Current Location: SFC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 280 (SB 280) authorizes the issuance of severance tax bonds for planning, design and construction to complete Paseo Del Norte Northwest in Bernalillo County and widen the roadway to two lanes. It makes an appropriation


S 287 WEST CENTRAL AVE. EC DEVELOPMENT   (Lopez, Linda M. ) Current Location: SFC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 287 (SB 287) makes an appropriation of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to the Local Government Division of the Department of Finance and Administration to promote economic development and revitalization of the West Central Avenue Corridor in Albuquerque.


S 288 CANNABIS REGULATION ACT   (Pirtle, Cliff R. ) Current Location: SJC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 288 (SB 288) enacts the Cannabis Regulation Act and the Cannabis Tax Act and legalizes, regulates, and taxes recreational marijuana for people 21 or older. SB 288 creates a state agency, Cannabis Control Commission to oversee state-controlled cannabis sales. The bill establishes the Cannabis Regulation Fund and the Road Safety Fund and imposes a 2% excise tax. SB makes an appropriation and declares an emergency.


S 290 PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION   (Tallman, Bill ) Current Location: SRC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 290 (SB 290) creates the Public Works Commission which will consist of twelve members, four of which will be appointed by the speaker of the house; and four by the senate committee’s committee or the president pro tempore in the interim. The legislative members biennially will appoint four public members with expertise in architecture or engineering. The members will be evenly divided between the two major parties. SB 290 directs the speaker of the house and the committee’s committee or the president pro tem to select the PWC’s chair and vice chair, whose seats will rotate each year and to remove a member for nonattendance. It requires majority approval for any action.


S 296 INCREASE PENALTIES FOR ENVIRO VIOLATIONS   (McKenna, Brenda Grace Agoyothé) Current Location: SJC View Analysis View Bill

: Senate Bill 296 (SB 296) amends the New Mexico Mining Act, the Air Quality Control Act, the Hazardous Waste Act, the Water Quality Act and the Solid Waste Act to increase civil penalties for violations, noncompliance, and failure to correct for noncompliance to account for inflation


S 300 PAID TIME OFF TAX CREDIT   (Sedillo-Lopez, Antoinette ) Current Location: STBTC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 300 (SB 300) creates the Paid Time Off ncome Tax Credit and the Paid Time Off Corporate Income Tax Credit.


S 305 CAPITAL OUTLAY REFORM ACT   (Campos, Pete ) Current Location: SRC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 305 (SB305) is a capital outlay reform bill that creates the Capital Outlay Committee, the Capital Projects Task Force, the Capital Planning and Assistance Division of the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) and provides for an annual capital outlay expenditure proposal and an annual state capital improvements plan. The legislation appropriates $100,000 to the Legislative Council Service and $100,000 to the Legislative Finance Committee to implement the act.


S 314 POST-SESSION LOBBYING REPORTS   (Steinborn, Jeff ) Current Location: SRC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 314 (SB 314) changes the Lobbyist Regulation Act to require post-session reports on what legislation a lobbyist or lobbyist's employer lobbied.


S 318 CHARTER SCHOOL CHANGES   (Ortiz y Pino, Jerry ) Current Location: SFC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 318 (SB 318) relates to Public Schools requiring notification to charter schools of property available for their educational operations; allowing school districts to develop facility prioritization plans. SB 318 creates a Charter Facility Fund and requires policies for loans from the Public Project Revolving Fund or the Charter Facility Fund. Modifies the terms applicable to grants from the Public School Capital Outlay Fund for leased facilities. Specifies dates by which charter schools must provide information on capital improvement projects proposed for funding through property tax imposition. Makes an appropriation.


S 321 COUNTY COURTHOUSE BONDING ACT   (Griggs, Ron ) Current Location: SFC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 321 (SB 321) enacts the County Courthouse Bonding Act, allows the New Mexico Finance Authority to issue county courthouse revenue bonds, creates the County Courthouse Bonding Fund, the County Courthouse Grant Fund, provides grants to certain counties for courthouse projects, and provides a tax distribution to the fund.


S 330 DROPOUT PREVENTION PROGRAM   (Padilla, Michael ) Current Location: SFC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 330 (SB330) requests an appropriation to the Public Education Department for Dropout Prevention Programs.


S 337 WORKPLACE PREPARATION SCHOOL PROGRAMS   (Gonzales, Roberto "Bobby") Current Location: SEC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 337 (SB 337) makes an appropriation for the provision of academically integrated out-of-school and summer programs statewide; provides requirements to receive funds; and specifies the Public Education Department work with the New Mexico Alliance for College and Career Readiness.


S 348 EMPLOYMENT BOOT CAMP TRAINING   (Ortiz y Pino, Jerry ) Current Location: SFC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 348 (SB 348) makes an appropriation to the Higher Education Department for Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) to establish a program to train unemployed and underemployed workers for long term economic and workforce development.


S 363 CANNABIS REGULATION ACT   (Candelaria, Jacob ) Current Location: STBTC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Bill 363 (SB 363) enacts the Cannabis Regulation Act which decriminalizes marijuana, regulates for-profit cannabis industry, and taxes recreational marijuana for people 21 or older. SB 363 imposes a 9% excise tax and allows for 3% local government taxes.


S 414 MINOR APPRENTICE WORKERS' COMP   (Sanchez, Joshua A) Current Location: SFC View Analysis View Bill

Relating to labor by providing for eighty percent assistance for the cost of workers compensation insurance to employers of minor apprentices and requiring rules, requiring a report and making an appropriation.


SJR 3 ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS, CA   (Sedillo-Lopez, Antoinette ) Current Location: SJC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Joint Resolution 3 (SJR 3) proposes to amend the NM Constitution by adding a new section to Article 2 that provides the people of the state with environmental rights and directs the state to protect environmental resources for the benefit of all the people. It repeals the current pollution control provisions of Article 20, Section 21 of the NM Constitution.


SM 2 NATIONAL BANK INFRASTRUCTURE   (Tallman, Bill ) Current Location: SCal View Analysis View Bill

This memorial urges the United States Congress to pass the National Infrastructure Bank Act of 2020, to create a national infrastructure bank to finance infrastructure projects.


SM 9 STUDY ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF SE NM   (Gallegos, David M) Current Location: SRC View Analysis View Bill

Senate Memorial 9 (SM 9) requests the director of the Local Government Division of the Department of Finance and Administration to convene a taskforce to study the economic benefits of southeastern New Mexico relative to El Paso, Texas, and surrounding areas.