2017 SB 342 Community Solar Gardens Act

CVNM Position:
CVNM Priority Vote
Linda M. Lopez
Energy & Climate Change
Legislative Info:
SB 342 on nmlegis.gov »


This bill would have allowed renters, low-income utility customers and persons without suitable locations for solar generation on their premises to participate in local solar generation facilities by allowing individuals to buy a portion of a community solar installation or "solar garden". This would have stimulated the adoption of solar energy generation by more New Mexicans by making it more accessible to more New Mexicans and reducing our dependence on coal and nuclear fueled energy.


SB 342 died in the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee.

How Legislators Voted on SB 342

  • = 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 2017
Griggs, Ron (R) R 34 Senator 2017
Lopez, Linda M. (D) D 11 Senator 2017
Martinez, Richard C. (D) D 5 Senator 2017
McSorley, Cisco (D) D 16 Senator 2017
Payne, William H. (R) R 20 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