2019 HB 373 New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity

CVNM Position:
Gail Armstrong
Rebecca Dow
Candie G. Sweetser
Gabriel Ramos
Legislative Info:
HB 373 on nmlegis.gov »


HB 373 would have created the New Mexico Central Arizona Project entity, along the same boundaries of Catron, Hidalgo, Luna and Grant counties. It would have given the entity authority to plan, design, build, operate and maintain the New Mexico unit of the Central Arizona Project water projects and would have given it bonding authority. This would have helped reinforce the authority of the NM Cap Entity, thereby creating a more robust (and potentially un-needed) agency to carry out an underfunded, unnecessary and unpopular diversion project on the Gila River, even though it would not have had the authority to plan it independently.


HB 373 was tabled and died in the House Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

How Legislators Voted on HB 373

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Akhil, Abbas (D) D 20 Representative E 2019
Allison, Anthony (D) D 4 Representative 2019
Anderson, Phelps (R) R 66 Representative 2019
Armstrong, Gail (R) R 49 Representative 2019
Bandy, Paul C. (R) R 3 Representative 2019
Cadena, Micaela Lara (D) D 33 Representative 2019
Dow, Rebecca (R) R 38 Representative 2019
Ezzell, Candy Spence (R) R 58 Representative 2019
Ferrary, Joanne J. (D) D 37 Representative 2019
Lara, Raymundo (D) D 34 Representative 2019
Lente, Derrick J. (D) D 65 Representative 2019
McQueen, Matthew (D) D 50 Representative 2019
Montoya, Rod (R) R 1 Representative 2019
Ramos, Gabriel (D) D 28 Senator 2019
Romero, Andrea A. (D) D 46 Representative 2019
Rubio, Angelica (D) D 35 Representative E 2019
Sariñana, Debra M. (D) D 21 Representative 2019
Scott, Larry R. (R) R 62 Representative E 2019
Small, Nathan P. (D) D 36 Representative 2019
Stansbury, Melanie A. (D) D 28 Representative 2019
Strickler, James R.J. (R) R 2 Representative 2019
Sweetser, Candie G. (D) D 32 Representative 2019
Townsend, James G. (R) R 54 Representative 2019
Zamora, Martin R. (R) R 63 Representative 2019