2013 SB 273 Transportation Public-Private Partnerships

CVNM Position:
CVNM Priority Vote
Timothy M. Keller
Zachary J. Cook
Effective Government
Legislative Info:
SB 273 on nmlegis.gov »


SB 273 was a sweeping measure to privatize transportation facilities that are most appropriately developed and maintained by public entities. Experiences by other governments in privatizing public services (e.g. transportation, education, public safety) have rarely been successful, usually resulting in higher costs, lower quality and expensive legal battles in the long-term. Among many concerns with this legislation was that it would exempt such transportation projects from the state procurement code, and allow government to exercise the power of eminent domain for use by private partners.


SB 273 died in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

How Legislators Voted on SB 273

  • = 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 2013
Cotter, Lee (R) R 36 Senator 2013
Griego, Phil A. (D) D 39 Senator 2013
Griggs, Ron (R) R 34 Senator 2013
Keller, Timothy M. (D) D 17 Senator 2013
Lopez, Linda M. (D) D 11 Senator 2013
Martinez, Richard C. (D) D 5 Senator 2013
McSorley, Cisco (D) D 16 Senator 2013
Moores, Mark (R) R 21 Senator 2013
Padilla, Michael (D) D 14 Senator 2013
Papen, Mary Kay (D) D 38 Senator 2013
Payne, William H. (R) R 20 Senator 2013
Rue, Sander (R) R 23 Senator 2013
Ryan, John (R) R 10 Senator 2013
Sanchez, Clemente (D) D 30 Senator 2013
Sanchez, Michael (D) D 29 Senator 2013
Sapien, John M. (D) D 9 Senator 2013
Sharer, William E. (R) R 1 Senator 2013
Torraco, Lisa (R) R 18 Senator 2013
Wirth, Peter (D) D 25 Senator 2013