2010 SB 303 Farmer Protection Act

CVNM Position:
CVNM Priority Vote
Eric Griego
Environmental Justice
Legislative Info:
SB 303 on nmlegis.gov »


Across the country, biotechnology companies like Monsanto are filing lawsuits against farmers whose crops are contaminated by Genetically-Engineered (GE) seeds and pollen. SB 303 would have protected New Mexico farmers from liability when they accidentally come into possession of GE seeds, as well as from unreasonable and unannounced inspections of their private property. Moreover, the measure would have established New Mexico as the appropriate venue for any legal action - not Missouri or some other state chosen by the biotechnology company.


Defeated in the Senate.

How Legislators Voted on SB 303

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Fischmann, Stephen (D) D 37 Senator 2010
Griego, Eric (D) D 14 Senator 2010
Griego, Phil A. (D) D 39 Senator 2010
Harden, Clinton (R) R 7 Senator 2010
Ingle, Stuart  (R) R 27 Senator E 2010
Jennings, Timothy (D) D 32 Senator 2010
Lovejoy, Lynda (D) D 22 Senator 2010
Martinez, Richard C. (D) D 5 Senator 2010
McSorley, Cisco (D) D 16 Senator 2010
Payne, William H. (R) R 20 Senator E 2010
Pinto, John (D) D 3 Senator 2010
Ryan, John (R) R 10 Senator 2010
Sanchez, Bernadette (D) D 26 Senator 2010
Sharer, William E. (R) R 1 Senator 2010
Ulibarri, David (D) D 30 Senator 2010