2017 HB 275 Public-Private Partnerships Act

CVNM Position:
CVNM Priority Vote
Larry A. Larrañaga
Carlos R. Cisneros
Air Quality
Effective Government
Legislative Info:
HB 275 on nmlegis.gov »


HB 275 would have allowed state and local governments to enter into partnerships with private sector partners to facilitate public projects. This was a sweeping measure that would have privatized projects that are most appropriately developed and maintained by public entities such as water and sewage systems. Experiences by other governments in privatizing public services (e.g. transportation, water treatment, education, public safety) have rarely been successful, usually resulting in higher costs, lower quality and expensive legal battles in the long-term.


HB 275 died in the House Labor and Economic Development Committee.

How Legislators Voted on HB 275

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Cisneros, Carlos R. (D) D 6 Senator 2017
Dow, Rebecca (R) R 38 Representative 2017
Fajardo, Kelly K. (R) R 7 Representative 2017
Gallegos, David M. (R) R 61 Representative 2017
Gonzales, Roberto "Bobby" J. (D) D 42 Representative 2017
Harper, Jason C. (R) R 57 Representative 2017
Larrañaga, Larry A. (R) R 27 Representative 2017
Little, Rick (R) R 53 Representative 2017
Maestas Barnes, Sarah (R) R 15 Representative 2017
Montoya, Rod (R) R 1 Representative 2017
Powdrell-Culbert, Jane E. (R) R 44 Representative 2017
Ruiloba, Patricio (D) D 12 Representative 2017
Armstrong, Gail (R) R 49 Representative 2017
Garcia Richard, Stephanie (D) D 43 Representative 2017
Garcia, Miguel P. (D) D 14 Representative 2017
McCamley, Bill (D) D 33 Representative 2017
Rubio, Angelica (D) D 35 Representative 2017
Stapleton, Sheryl Williams (D) D 19 Representative 2017
Trujillo, Linda M. (D) D 48 Representative 2017
Garcia, Harry (D) D 69 Representative E 2017
Lundstrom, Patricia A. (D) D 9 Representative E 2017
Maestas, Antonio "Moe" (D) D 16 Representative E 2017