2016 SB 13 Solar Market Development Tax Credit Changes

CVNM Position:
CVNM Priority Vote
Mimi Stewart
Sarah Maestas Barnes
Energy & Climate Change
Legislative Info:
SB 13 on nmlegis.gov »


SB 13 (and its companion HB 26) would have extended the existing tax credit for the installation of commercial, residential and agricultural solar systems that is set to expire December 31, 2016. It provided for gradually phasing out of the tax credit over 8 years. This tax credit has helped many New Mexicans invest in solar energy for their homes, businesses and farms, improving the environment and public health by reducing the demand for coal-fired electricity.


SB 13 died in the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee. HB 26 died in the House Ways and Means Committee.

How Legislators Voted on SB 13

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Cervantes, Joseph (D) D 31 Senator 2016
Martinez, Richard C. (D) D 5 Senator 2016
Payne, William H. (R) R 20 Senator 2016
Ryan, John (R) R 10 Senator 2016
Sharer, William E. (R) R 1 Senator 2016
Soules, William P. (D) D 37 Senator 2016
Stewart, Mimi (D) D 17 Senator 2016
Wirth, Peter (D) D 25 Senator 2016
Woods, Pat (R) R 7 Senator 2016