2008 HJR 12 Legislative Review of Regulatory Rules, CA

CVNM Position:
Daniel Foley
Stuart Ingle
Legislative Info:
HJR 12 on nmlegis.gov »


HJR 12 and SJR 7 are additional attempts to gut New Mexico’s regulatory processes, by pursuing a constitutional amendment (CA) that would allow the Legislature to override regulatory rules. Our administrative agencies are required to protect public peace, health, safety and welfare – by regulating everything from nursing homes and daycare facilities to inspections of meat, restaurants and polluting industries. Efforts to curtail regulatory activities threaten the quality of life of all New Mexicans.


Defeated in the Senate.

How Legislators Voted on HJR 12

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Barela, Elias (D) D 8 Representative 2008
Cervantes, Joseph (D) D 52 Representative E 2008
Chasey, Gail (D) D 18 Representative E 2008
Foley, Daniel (R) R 57 Representative 2008
Maestas, Antonio "Moe" (D) D 16 Representative 2008
Martinez, W. Ken (D) D 69 Representative E 2008
Park, Al (D) D 26 Representative 2008
Rehm, William "Bill" R. (R) R 31 Representative 2008
Stewart, Mimi (D) D 21 Representative 2008
Swisstack, Thomas (D) D 60 Representative E 2008
Vaughn, Gloria (R) R 51 Representative 2008
Youngberg, Eric (R) R 23 Representative 2008
Zanetti, Teresa (R) R 15 Representative 2008