2011 HB 302 Protection from Certain Scientific Topics

CVNM Position:
Thomas A. Anderson
Energy & Climate Change
Legislative Info:
HB 302 on nmlegis.gov »


New Mexico has adopted baseline standards and curricula to ensure that all students have access to the same quality of education statewide. HB302 would have circumvented these critical uniform standards for topics deemed “controversial” at any educator’s discretion -- like evolution and climate change – by allowing teachers to introduce alternative beliefs as scientific information in the classroom.


HB302 died in the House Education Committee.

How Legislators Voted on HB 302

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Anderson, Thomas A. (R) R 29 Representative 2011
Baldonado, Alonzo (R) R 8 Representative 2011
Dodge Jr., George (D) D 63 Representative 2011
Espinoza, Nora (R) R 59 Representative 2011
Garcia, Mary Helen (D) D 34 Representative 2011
Hall, Jimmie C. (R) R 28 Representative E 2011
Hamilton, Dianne Miller (R) R 38 Representative 2011
King, Rhonda (D) D 50 Representative E 2011
Miera, Rick (D) D 11 Representative 2011
Nunez, Andy (DTS) DTS 36 Representative 2011
Roch, Dennis J. (R) R 67 Representative 2011
Stapleton, Sheryl Williams (D) D 19 Representative 2011