2011 SB 459/SB 190 Repeal Effectiveness of Some Rules

CVNM Position:
Oppose
Priority:
CVNM Priority Vote
Year:
2011
Sponsors:
Carroll H. Leavell
David Ulibarri
Topics:
Air Quality
Effective Government
Energy & Climate Change
Legislative Info:
SB 459/SB 190 on nmlegis.gov »

Description

SB459 seeks an unconstitutional repeal of rules duly adopted by the executive branch. It attempts to overturn rules that were decided after months (or in this case, years) of motions, hearings, technical and public testimony, and deliberations. Without conducting similar hearings and reviewing the full record of testimony and documents (in some cases, thousands of pages), the legislature is poorly-equipped to undermine the decisions of the hard-working individuals who have made that effort. Although SB190 only dealt with recent carbon rules adopted by the Environmental Improvement Board (EIB), the concerns were the same as with SB91—it attempted to overturn rules that were decided after months (or in this case, years) of motions, hearings, technical and public testimony, and deliberations. Without conducting similar hearings and reviewing the full record of testimony and documents (in some cases, thousands of pages), the legislature is poorly-equipped to undermine the decisions of those hard-working individuals who have made that effort.

Outcome

SB459 died in the Senate Judiciary Committee. SB190 died in the Senate Judiciary Committee.


How Legislators Voted on SB 459/SB 190


  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Vote
Year
Wirth, Peter (D) D 25 Senator 2011
Ulibarri, David (D) D 30 Senator 2011
Sharer, William E. (R) R 1 Senator 2011
Sanchez, Michael (D) D 29 Senator 2011
Sanchez, Bernadette (D) D 26 Senator 2011
Ryan, John (R) R 10 Senator 2011
Rue, Sander (R) R 23 Senator 2011
Payne, William H. (R) R 20 Senator 2011
McSorley, Cisco (D) D 16 Senator 2011
Martinez, Richard C. (D) D 5 Senator 2011
Lopez, Linda M. (D) D 11 Senator 2011
Leavell, Carroll H. (R) R 41 Senator 2011
Harden, Clinton (R) R 7 Senator 2011
Griego, Phil A. (D) D 39 Senator 2011
Griego, Eric (D) D 14 Senator 2011
Fischmann, Stephen (D) D 37 Senator 2011
Eichenberg, Tim (D) D 15 Senator 2011