2017 SB 340 Legislative Authorization for NM Unit

CVNM Position:
CVNM Priority Vote
Howie C. Morales
Sander Rue
Effective Government
Legislative Info:
SB 340 on nmlegis.gov »


This bill would have required legislative authorization to expend money from the NM Unit Fund, which consists of money distributed to the state by the federal Colorado River Basin Project Act and the federal Arizona Water Settlements Act. It requires the Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) to determine that projects are technically feasible and to approve technical projections of the water to be produced and its intended use.


SB 340 died in the Senate Finance Committee.

How Legislators Voted on SB 340

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Burt, William F. (R) R 33 Senator 2017
Campos, Pete (D) D 8 Senator 2017
Cervantes, Joseph (D) D 31 Senator 2017
Cisneros, Carlos R. (D) D 6 Senator 2017
Griggs, Ron (R) R 34 Senator 2017
Kernan, Gay G. (R) R 42 Senator 2017
Leavell, Carroll H. (R) R 41 Senator 2017
Martinez, Richard C. (D) D 5 Senator 2017
McSorley, Cisco (D) D 16 Senator 2017
Morales, Howie C. (D) D 28 Senator 2017
Munoz, George K. (D) D 4 Senator 2017
Neville, Steven P. (R) R 2 Senator 2017
Payne, William H. (R) R 20 Senator 2017
Rodriguez, Nancy (D) D 24 Senator 2017
Rue, Sander (R) R 23 Senator 2017
Sapien, John M. (D) D 9 Senator 2017
Smith, John Arthur (D) D 35 Senator 2017
Soules, William P. (D) D 37 Senator 2017
Stefanics, Elizabeth "Liz" (D) D 39 Senator 2017
Wirth, Peter (D) D 25 Senator 2017
Woods, Pat (R) R 7 Senator 2017