2011 HJR 3 Legislative Nullification of Rules

CVNM Position:
Oppose
Priority:
CVNM Priority Vote
Year:
2011
Sponsors:
Andy Nunez
Topics:
Air Quality
Effective Government
Energy & Climate Change
Legislative Info:
HJR 3 on nmlegis.gov »

Description

HJR3 would have posed serious constitutional questions because it created a conflict among all three branches of government. By law, rules must be adopted in accordance with delegated legislative authority. If the executive steps beyond its authority, those actions should be challenged in court. HJR3 would have allowed the Legislature to usurp the authority of the other two branches of government, which is unconstitutional. Moreover, the Legislature doesn’t have time to give appropriate consideration to rules that have often involved days or weeks of testimony and thousands of pages of documentation.

Outcome

HJR3 died in House Judiciary Committee.


How Legislators Voted on HJR 3


  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Vote
Year
Taylor, Thomas C. (R) R 1 Representative 2011
Alcon, Eliseo Lee (D) D 6 Representative 2011
Chavez, David (R) R 7 Representative 2011
Sandoval, Edward C. (D) D 17 Representative 2011
Smith, James E. (R) R 22 Representative 2011
Doyle, David (R) R 23 Representative 2011
James, Conrad (R) R 24 Representative 2011
Picraux, Danice (D) D 25 Representative 2011
Anderson, Thomas A. (R) R 29 Representative 2011
Gentry, Nate (R) R 30 Representative 2011
Rehm, William "Bill" R. (R) R 31 Representative 2011
Irwin, Dona (D) D 32 Representative 2011
Garcia, Mary Helen (D) D 34 Representative 2011
Nunez, Andy (DTS) DTS 36 Representative 2011
Martinez, Rodolpho "Rudy" S. (D) D 39 Representative 2011
Rodella, Debbie A. (D) D 41 Representative 2011
Powdrell-Culbert, Jane E. (R) R 44 Representative 2011
Trujillo, Jim R. (D) D 45 Representative E 2011
Lujan, Ben (D) D 46 Representative 2011
Herrell, Yvette (R) R 51 Representative 2011
Tyler, Shirley (R) R 61 Representative 2011
Madalena, James Roger (D) D 65 Representative 2011
Garcia, Thomas (D) D 68 Representative 2011
Martinez, W. Ken (D) D 69 Representative 2011