2010 SB 303 Farmer Protection Act

CVNM Position:
Support
Priority:
CVNM Priority Vote
Year:
2010
Sponsors:
Eric Griego
Topics:
Environmental Justice
Land
Legislative Info:
SB 303 on nmlegis.gov »

Description

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.

Outcome

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
Vote
Year
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