2010 HB 73 Taking of Certain Animal Species

CVNM Position:
Support
Priority:
CVNM Priority Vote
Year:
2010
Sponsors:
Mimi Stewart
Topics:
Wildlife & Habitat Conservation
Legislative Info:
HB 73 on nmlegis.gov »

Description

As a result of a statutory change in 1997, New Mexico is the only state in the West that allows landowners to kill wildlife if they believe they might damage their property (including crops). The result has been instances of wholesale slaughter of wild animals – including incidents of 19 elk and 41 pronghorn antelope killed at a single time. HB73 would have repealed the 1997 amendment, while still allowing landowners to kill predators that threaten human life, livestock or family pets.

Outcome

Defeated in the House.


How Legislators Voted on HB 73


  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Vote
Year
Chavez, Eleanor (D) D 13 Representative 2010
Heaton, John (D) D 55 Representative 2010
Steinborn, Jeff (D) D 37 Representative 2010
Stewart, Mimi (D) D 21 Representative 2010
Varela, Luciano "Lucky" (D) D 48 Representative 2010
Alcon, Eliseo Lee (D) D 6 Representative 2010
Barreras, Andrew (D) D 7 Representative 2010
Campos, José (D) D 63 Representative 2010
Garcia, Thomas (D) D 68 Representative 2010
Gardner, Keith (R) R 66 Representative 2010
Irwin, Dona (D) D 32 Representative 2010
Jeff, Sandra D. (D) D 5 Representative 2010
Kintigh, Dennis (R) R 57 Representative 2010
Powdrell-Culbert, Jane E. (R) R 44 Representative 2010
Rodella, Debbie A. (D) D 41 Representative 2010
Taylor, Thomas C. (R) R 1 Representative 2010
Tyler, Shirley (R) R 61 Representative 2010
Vaughn, Gloria (R) R 51 Representative 2010
Wallace, Jeannette (R) R 43 Representative 2010
Trujillo, Jim R. (D) D 45 Representative E 2010