2010 HB 259 Private Action to Enforce Enviro Statutes

CVNM Position:
Support
Priority:
CVNM Priority Vote
Year:
2010
Sponsors:
Ben Lujan
Topics:
Environmental Justice
Legislative Info:
HB 259 on nmlegis.gov »

Description

Currently, New Mexicans can only sue polluters for damages to their health or property after the fact. HB259 would have allowed private citizens who are adversely affected by illegal pollution the right to take violators to court to stop the pollution. Any penalties imposed would have accrued to the state. When we're facing a budget crisis, and agencies already have limited resources for enforcement, this bill would have given New Mexicans a critical tool to protect their families and clean up their communities.

Outcome

Defeated in the House.


How Legislators Voted on HB 259


  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Vote
Year
Alcon, Eliseo Lee (D) D 6 Representative 2010
Anderson, Thomas A. (R) R 29 Representative 2010
Arnold-Jones, Janice (R) R 24 Representative 2010
Bandy, Paul C. (R) R 3 Representative 2010
Barela, Elias (D) D 8 Representative A 2010
Barreras, Andrew (D) D 7 Representative 2010
Begaye, Ray (D) D 4 Representative 2010
Bratton, Donald E. (R) R 62 Representative 2010
Campos, José (D) D 63 Representative E 2010
Cervantes, Joseph (D) D 52 Representative 2010
Chasey, Gail (D) D 18 Representative 2010
Chavez, Eleanor (D) D 13 Representative 2010
Chavez, Ernest H. (D) D 12 Representative 2010
Cook, Zachary J. (R) R 56 Representative 2010
Cote, Nathan "Nate" (D) D 53 Representative 2010
Crook, Anna M. (R) R 64 Representative 2010
Egolf, Brian F. (D) D 47 Representative 2010
Espinoza, Nora (R) R 59 Representative 2010
Ezzell, Candy Spence (R) R 58 Representative 2010
Garcia, Mary Helen (D) D 34 Representative 2010
Garcia, Miguel P. (D) D 14 Representative 2010
Garcia, Thomas (D) D 68 Representative 2010
Gardner, Keith (R) R 66 Representative 2010
Giannini, Karen (D) D 30 Representative 2010
Gonzales, Roberto "Bobby" J. (D) D 42 Representative 2010
Gray, William "Bill" J. (R) R 54 Representative 2010
Gutierrez, Joni Marie (D) D 33 Representative 2010
Hall, Jimmie C. (R) R 28 Representative 2010
Hamilton, Dianne Miller (R) R 38 Representative 2010
Heaton, John (D) D 55 Representative 2010
Irwin, Dona (D) D 32 Representative 2010
Jeff, Sandra D. (D) D 5 Representative 2010
King, Rhonda (D) D 50 Representative 2010
Kintigh, Dennis (R) R 57 Representative 2010
Larrañaga, Larry A. (R) R 27 Representative 2010
Lujan, Antonio (D) D 35 Representative 2010
Lujan, Ben (D) D 46 Representative 2010
Lundstrom, Patricia A. (D) D 9 Representative 2010
Madalena, James Roger (D) D 65 Representative 2010
Maestas, Antonio "Moe" (D) D 16 Representative 2010
Martinez, Rodolpho "Rudy" S. (D) D 39 Representative 2010
Martinez, W. Ken (D) D 69 Representative 2010
McCoy, Kathy (R) R 22 Representative 2010
Miera, Rick (D) D 11 Representative 2010
Nunez, Andy (D) D 36 Representative 2010
O'Neill, Bill B. (D) D 15 Representative 2010
Park, Al (D) D 26 Representative 2010
Picraux, Danice (D) D 25 Representative 2010
Powdrell-Culbert, Jane E. (R) R 44 Representative 2010
Rehm, William "Bill" R. (R) R 31 Representative 2010
Roch, Dennis J. (R) R 67 Representative 2010
Rodefer, Benjamin (D) D 23 Representative A 2010
Rodella, Debbie A. (D) D 41 Representative 2010
Saavedra, Henry "Kiki" (D) D 10 Representative A 2010
Salazar, Nick L. (D) D 40 Representative 2010
Sandoval, Edward C. (D) D 17 Representative 2010
Stapleton, Sheryl Williams (D) D 19 Representative 2010
Steinborn, Jeff (D) D 37 Representative 2010
Stewart, Mimi (D) D 21 Representative 2010
Strickler, James R.J. (R) R 2 Representative 2010
Taylor, Thomas C. (R) R 1 Representative 2010
Thomas, Jack (D) D 60 Representative 2010
Tripp, Don (R) R 49 Representative 2010
Trujillo, Jim R. (D) D 45 Representative 2010
Tyler, Shirley (R) R 61 Representative 2010
Varela, Luciano "Lucky" (D) D 48 Representative 2010
Vaughn, Gloria (R) R 51 Representative 2010
Vigil, Richard (D) D 70 Representative 2010
Wallace, Jeannette (R) R 43 Representative 2010
White, James P. (R) R 20 Representative 2010