2014 HB 343 Community Health Study Fund

CVNM Position:
CVNM Priority Vote
Georgene Louis
Environmental Justice
Legislative Info:
HB 343 on nmlegis.gov »


Pollution, like legacy waste sites from uranium mining, not only threatens scarce resources, but also poses severe risks to public health. However, there is no process in place to study the impacts that this environmental degradation has on the quality of community health over time. HB 343 began to address this problem by establishing a fund to conduct a baseline community health study of the Grants Mineral Belt.


HB 343 was defeated on a tied vote in the House Health, Government, and Indian Affairs Committee.

How Legislators Voted on HB 343

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Baldonado, Alonzo (R) R 8 Representative 2014
Fajardo, Kelly K. (R) R 7 Representative 2014
Gentry, Nate (R) R 30 Representative 2014
Herrell, Yvette (R) R 51 Representative 2014
Kane, Emily (D) D 15 Representative 2014
Louis, Georgene (D) D 26 Representative 2014
Madalena, James Roger (D) D 65 Representative 2014
Martinez, Rodolpho "Rudy" S. (D) D 39 Representative 2014
McMillan, Terry (R) R 37 Representative 2014
Salazar, Nick L. (D) D 40 Representative 2014
Thomson, Elizabeth "Liz" (D) D 24 Representative 2014
Varela, Luciano "Lucky" (D) D 48 Representative E 2014