2016 HB 26 Solar Market Development Tax Credit Changes

CVNM Position:
CVNM Priority Vote
Sarah Maestas Barnes
Mimi Stewart
Energy & Climate Change
Legislative Info:
HB 26 on nmlegis.gov »


HB 26 (and its companion SB 13) would have extended the existing tax credit for the installation of commercial, residential and agricultural solar systems that is set to expire December 31, 2016. It provided for gradually phasing out of the tax credit over 8 years. This tax credit has helped many New Mexicans invest in solar energy for their homes, businesses and farms, improving the environment and public health by reducing the demand for coal-fired electricity.


HB 26 died in the House Ways and Means Committee. SB 13 died in the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee.

How Legislators Voted on HB 26

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Egolf, Brian F. (D) D 47 Representative 2016
Gallegos, David M. (R) R 61 Representative 2016
Gentry, Nate (R) R 30 Representative 2016
Lechuga-Tena, Idalia (D) D 21 Representative 2016
Maestas Barnes, Sarah (R) R 15 Representative 2016
Martínez, Javier  (D) D 11 Representative 2016
McQueen, Matthew  (D) D 50 Representative 2016
Scott, Larry R. (R) R 62 Representative 2016
Steinborn, Jeff  (D) D 35 Representative 2016
Strickler, James R.J. (R) R 2 Representative 2016
Townsend, James G. (R) R 54 Representative 2016