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Legislation & Capital Outlay

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"I'm an altruistic, active participant in change. And I have always held aspirations that we have to always look to the very best we can be. Otherwise, why work towards anything? The bar has to be lifted, not unrealistically, but incrementally so that we are constantly on a trajectory forward."

N.M. Representative

Roger Montoya

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SPONSORED LEGISLATION 2021
 

The Rural Opportunities Interim Committee (House Bill 16 / now HM 33) – creates a joint temporary interim legislative committee, the Rural Opportunity Committee, to identify barriers to economic, health, infrastructure, and educational opportunities in rural New Mexico.  HB 16 passed the House unanimously with bi-partisian support from 24 sponsors.  Even though this critical piece of legislation was not heard in the Senate Rules Committee, HB 16 was quickly converted into House Memorial 33, which has now passed the House unanimously.  This memorial will give voice to you and our rural and tribal communities across the state.

 

Increase Fine Arts Education Program Unit (House Bill 138) – which addresses a reduction in fine arts programming that occurred in 2018 when the public-school funding formula calculation was altered, a move that negatively impacted the amount of funding available for fine arts programs. This bill passed the House and Senate Education committee unanimously.
 

No Fine or Fees for Some Juvenile Crimes (House Bill 183) – which removes certain administrative fines and fees that are required of youth or their families within the juvenile justice system. HB 183 disproportionately impacts juveniles of color.  This bill passed the House and Senate unanimously and will be the first step in reforming our juvenile justice system, a key protection for our children and families.   This was one of the first bills signed into law by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham after the 2021 session.

 

CO-SPONSORED LEGISLATION 2021
 

HB 13: EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR NON-CITIZENS - Enacting a new section of the public assistance act to clarify eligibility for and coverage of certain services provided to non-citizens.

HB 17: CANNABIS REGULATION ACT - AN ACT RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; ENACTING THE CANNABIS REGULATION ACT; ENACTING THE CANNABIS TAX ACT; CREATING THE CANNABIS REGULATION DIVISION IN THE REGULATION AND LICENSING DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING DUTIES; CREATING THE CANNABIS POLICY AND REGULATORY ADVISORY COMMITTEE; CREATING THE CANNABIS REGULATION FUND; ESTABLISHING THE MEDICAL CANNABIS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM; CREATING THE LOW-INCOME MEDICAL PATIENT ASSISTANCE FUND; PROVIDING FOR DISTRIBUTIONS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM CANNABIS SALES TAX REVENUE; AMENDING, REPEALING AND ENACTING SECTIONS OF THE NMSA 1978; MAKING APPROPRIATIONS.

HB 149: INSTALLMENT LOAN CHANGES - RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS; CHANGING THE PERMITTED PERCENTAGE RATES FOR LOANS PURSUANT TO THE NEW MEXICO BANK INSTALLMENT LOAN ACT OF 1959 AND THE NEW MEXICO SMALL LOAN ACT OF 1955; REQUIRING A LICENSE FOR CERTAIN LENDERS; CHANGING CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

HM 7: HISPANICS, OUTDOOR RECREATION & PUBLIC LANDS - A MEMORIAL RECOGNIZING HISPANICS ENJOYING CAMPING, HUNTING, AND THE OUTDOORS AND SUPPORTING A NEW MEXICO PUBLIC LANDS CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL TO HELP ELEVATE THE VITAL IMPORTANCE OF HISPANIC CULTURE, TRADITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES IN STRENGTHENING THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE CONSERVATION OF PUBLIC LANDS AND WATERS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.  PASSED THE NM HOUSE UNIAMOUSLY 61-0

HB 250: LONG-TERM CARE DEMENTIA TRAINING REQUIREMENTS - RELATING TO PUBLIC HEALTH; ESTABLISHING LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY STAFF DEMENTIA TRAINING REQUIREMENTS AND CERTIFICATES; PROVIDING FOR OVERSIGHT AND RULEMAKING BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR LUJAN GRISHAN ON APRIL 6, 2021

CAPITAL OUTLAY ALLOCATIONS 2021
 

  • Acequia de la Canada Ancha $20,000 (reauthorization)

  • ALCALDE MDWC & MSWA WATER SYS EQUIP IMPROVE $37,550

  • BUENA VISTA MDWC & SWA WATER SYS IMPROVE $30,000 

  • CHIMAYO LA ARBOLEDA SENIOR CTR REN $25,000 

  • CIMARRON WATER SYS IMPROVE $50,000 

  • CIMARRONCITO DAM REPAIR $50,000

  • EAGLE NEST WATER SYSTEM PH 4 CONSTRUCT $100,000 

  • GUADALUPITA MDWCA WATER SYS EQUIP $20,000

  • LCC-MORA WELDING PRGM EQUIP PRCHS $20,000 

  • MAXWELL SEWER LAGOON FCLTY RPLC $75,000 

  • MORA CO ROAD DEPT EQUIP PRCHS $75,000 

  • MORA ISD INFO TECH $38,000 

  • MORA THEATER REN $50,000 

  • NM SCHL FOR THE ARTS CAFETERIA CONSTRUCT $50,000 

  • OHKAY OWINGEH WWATER TREATMENT PLANT CONSTRUCT $100,000 

  • PECOS LAGOON REMOVAL SAN MIGUEL CO $100,000 

  • REDINET VELARDE RESIDENTIAL RECOVERY CENTER CONSTRU $43,750 

  • RIO ARRIBA CO CHAMITA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT IMPROVE $20,000 

  • RIO ARRIBA CO EMPOWERMENT CTR REN $50,000 

  • RIO ARRIBA CO RECREATIONAL FCLTY IMPROVE $100,000 

  • RIO ARRIBA CO SOLID WASTE MGMT HEAVY EQUIP $34,700 

  • SCCCSHD LONG TERM CARE ADMIN OFC & LAB CONSTRUCT $40,000 

  • SPRINGER MUNICIPAL BLDGS IMPROVE $50,000 

  • SPRINGER WATER SYSTEM IMPROVE $50,000

  • TRUCHAS MDWCA & MSWA WATER METER PRCHS INSTALL $30,000 

  • WAGON MOUND SOLID WASTE TRANS EQUIP $75,000 

JUNIOR MONEY ALLOCATIONS 2021
 

$75,000 - Pathways Homeless Shelter to acquire facilities to provide shelter and transitional living programs and services to the homeless and special populations in Espanola in Santa Fe County. 

$100,000 - Interstate Stream Commission to hire a Capital Project’s Acequia Manager. The acequia manager will provide much needed support in administering the vast backlog of capital outlay projects to our New Mexico acequias. Working closely with the New Mexico Acequia Association, Rep. Montoya allocated these resources to ensure our acequias have direct support throughout our state.

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