“I have always welcomed your concerns.  I was proud to carry your voice in Santa Fe this past session and together again, we passed legislation to do something about it.”

2022 Legislative Session

HB191 Professional & Occupational Licensure Changes

HB191 is a bipartisan, comprehensive effort to reform professional licenses for New Mexicans.  The bill allows a licensed professional who moves her from another state to immediately receive a temporary license in New Mexico so they may immediately start to work in their field of expertise.  The bill allows that professional up to twelve months to complete the New Mexico licensing process to maintain a license. 

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HB39 GRT Deduction for Non-Athletic Special Events

This bill allows the Pan American Center at NMSU to deduct gross receipts from ticket sales to special events – like concerts and rodeos.  This bill is critical to ensure Pan American Center stays competitive with event spaces in El Paso.  

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2021 Legislative Session

HB23 Medical School Licensure Requirements

HB23 adds requirements to the credentialing or recredentialing of medical schools in New Mexico.  These requirements aim to ensure medical schools work with local hospitals to ensure there is an adequate number of residency positions in the State of New Mexico for students to participate in once they graduate from medical school.  History proves that when medical students complete their residency in New Mexico, they are more likely to practice medicine here long-term.  This bill aims to create more medical providers in the state with a particular focus on practice in rural areas.  

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HB92 Safe Drinking Water Testing Fund

This bill increases the fee charged on public water supply systems by $0.02 per thousand gallons of water produced.  The bill specifies that the money in the safe drinking water testing fund is to be used by the Environment Department to test drinking water to ensure it is safe for consumption.

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2020 Legislative Session

HB83 Early Childhood Trust Fund

HB83 created the state’s first and only Early Childhood Trust Fund.   It invests $320 million of the extra money NM received in 2020 from unexpected oil and gas revenue and invests in a trust fund.  That fund is invested by the State Investment Council to fund future early childhood programs like Pre-K, childcare, home visiting and early intervention for struggling toddlers and infants.

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HB 170 Extend Small Business Saturday

This bill creates a tax free holiday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving for small business.  Small businesses are the backbone of our communities, and this bill encourages shoppers to spend their dollars locally by alleviating the tax burden on those purchases.

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