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Lobbying cooldown passes through committee unanimously

A bill that would bar cabinet secretaries or legislators from working as lobbyists for two years passed the House Judiciary Committee on a unanimous vote. There was very little debate on the legislation which was sponsored by Rep. Emily Kane, D-Albuquerque. Kane said it was an issue of public trust and making sure that the public could trust legislators. “The ethical question comes up, ‘What were you doing this whole time when you were supposed to be representing all of us?’” Kane said. “Constituents are concerned,” she said. “They want to know our motives are not about our next position.” A poll by Common Cause New Mexico showed a large majority of New Mexicans are worried about ethics issues. The bill had previously passed the House Business and Industry Committee on a party-line vote with … Read entire article »

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House committee advances rule to ban open carry in House

House committee advances rule to ban open carry in House

A House committee voted on party lines to advance a rule that would ban the carrying of guns on the House floor, in the gallery and other areas controlled by the House. The vote was on a 9-8 party line on Wednesday afternoon with all Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voting for the rule change and all Republicans voted against it. The rule now goes to the House Rules Committee. The bill was amended on … Read entire article »

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Rep. Herrell says background check bill “stupid,” still supports controversial abortion bill

Rep. Herrell says background check bill “stupid,” still supports controversial abortion bill

Rep. Yvette Herrell, R-Ruidoso, referred to a bill to close the gun show loophole as “stupid” and said that she still supports a controversial bill that many said would originally have criminalized women getting an abortion for a pregnancy that came from rape or incest. Herrell made the comments to the monthly meeting of the Republican Party of Otero County. Herrell was a cosponsor of the original bill that incited a national firestorm over language that the … Read entire article »

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Brown changes abortion bill after national outcry (updated)

Brown changes abortion bill after national outcry (updated)

After a national outcry that forced her to take her contact information off the New Mexico legislature’s website, Rep. Cathrynn Brown, R-Carlsbad, has changed her bill relating to abortion. The original language in the bill appeared to make it so women having an abortion of a pregnancy made through rape or incest could be charged with a felony charge of witness tampering. The new language, according to a KOB reporter, would specifically exempt the woman … Read entire article »

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Bill criminalizes abortions in case of rape (updated)

Bill criminalizes abortions in case of rape (updated)

A bill introduced by a Republican state Representative would make it a third-degree felony for a woman who was impregnated as the result of a rape or incest to have an abortion. Update (11:20 am): Rep. Brown announced that she will put in a substitute bill. See her comments at the bottom of the post. House Bill 206, brought by Rep. Cathrynn Brown, R-Carlsbad, is sure to be one of the most controversial bills of the session. … Read entire article »

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