Here’s a quick look at some of the bills introduced at the Legislature and sponsored by local lawmakers:
Rep. Anna Crook, R-Curry
Bill number: HB225
Summary: Would increase penalties for crimes committed against children.
Follow all the bills sponsored by Crook: http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/bill_display.aspx?SponsorCode=HCROO&year=14
Rep. George Dodge, D-Curry, De Baca, Roosevelt
Bill number: HB251
Summary: Appropriation of $150,000 from the general fund to the children, youth and families department for expenditure in fiscal year 2015 to contract for child advocacy services in Clovis.
Follow all the bills sponsored by Dodge: http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/bill_display.aspx?SponsorCode=HDODG&year=14
Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Curry, De Baca, Roosevelt
Bill number: SB146
Summary: Would limit tuition increases for lottery tuition scholarship recipients and change the definition of full-time student from 12 hours per semester to 15.
Bill number: SB235
Summary: Provides an exemption from gross receipts for the sale of food and beverages from vending machines.
Bill number: SB266
Summary: Would increase state legislator contributions to the state Legislature retirement plan.
Bill number: SB 267
Summary: Would appropriate $200,000 from the general fund to the board of regents at Eastern New Mexico University for expenditure in fiscal year 2015 to design and implement a student support program that identifies and provides outreach to high-risk students.
Bill number: SJR18
Summary: A constitutional amendment to require that the state auditor be a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New Mexico.
Follow all of the bills sponsored by Ingle: http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/bill_display.aspx?SponsorCode=SINGL&year=14
Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Curry, Roosevelt
Bill number: HB111
Summary: Would amend multiple sections of law by removing references to Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements and adding a new section regarding Public Education Department (PED) reports to the Legislature.
Bill number: SB8
Summary: Creates the Entrepreneurial International Student Tuition Act in higher education law, which allows participating universities to grant nonresident tuition waivers to eligible students.
Follow all of the bills sponsored by Roch: http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/bill_display.aspx?SponsorCode=HROCH&year=14
Sen. Pat Woods, R-Curry
Bill number: SB190
Summary: Would increase supplemental benefits for survivors of firefighters.
Bill number: SB209
Summary: Would lower speed limits on unmarked county roads from 75 mph to 55 mph.
Bill number: SJM12
Summary: Would request the Public Education Department to develop and implement a pilot program to study the fiscal and programmatic effects of transporting students between and among school districts to support school choice.
Follow all of the bills sponsored by Woods: http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/bill_display.aspx?SponsorCode=SWOOD&year=14
Rep. Bob Wooley, R-Roosevelt
Bill number: HB164
Summary: Would allow for $150,000 appropriation from the general fund to the interstate stream commission for expenditure in fiscal years 2015 and 2016 for a weather modification program in Lea and Roosevelt counties.
Follow all of the bills sponsored by Wooley: http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/bill_display.aspx?SponsorCode=HWOOL&year=14