2009 SB 548 New Emission Standards to Take Effect in 2015

CVNM Position:
Oppose
Year:
2009
Sponsors:
Phil A. Griego
Andy Nunez
Topics:
Effective Government
Energy & Climate Change
Legislative Info:
SB 548 on nmlegis.gov »

Description

SB548 (and its companion HB340) delay the effective date of New Mexico’s “clean cars” rule until 2015. Along with 13 other states representing roughly half of the American population and vehicle fleet, New Mexico has adopted sensible standards for vehicle emissions that are flexible for manufacturers, cost-effective for consumers, and help combat greenhouse gas emissions that are responsible for climate change. Delaying the implementation of New Mexico’s rule would be taking a step backwards while the rest of the country is moving forwards. Moreover, any effort to delay the rule should be pursued in the appropriate forum; CVNM’s understanding is that neither the Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) nor the Governor’s office has received a formal petition for an executive delay.

Outcome

Both bills passed, but were VETOED by Governor Richardson.


How Legislators Voted on SB 548


  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Vote
Year
Adair, Rod (R) R 33 Senator 2009
Asbill, Vernon (R) R 34 Senator 2009
Beffort, Sue Wilson (R) R 19 Senator 2009
Boitano, Mark (R) R 18 Senator 2009
Campos, Pete (D) D 8 Senator 2009
Cisneros, Carlos R. (D) D 6 Senator 2009
Cravens, Kent (R) R 21 Senator 2009
Duran, Dianna (R) R 40 Senator 2009
Eichenberg, Tim (D) D 15 Senator 2009
Feldman, Dede (D) D 13 Senator 2009
Fischmann, Stephen (D) D 37 Senator 2009
Garcia, Mary Jane (D) D 36 Senator 2009
Griego, Eric (D) D 14 Senator 2009
Griego, Phil A. (D) D 39 Senator 2009
Harden, Clinton (R) R 7 Senator 2009
Ingle, Stuart (R) R 27 Senator 2009
Jennings, Timothy (D) D 32 Senator 2009
Keller, Timothy M. (D) D 17 Senator 2009
Kernan, Gay G. (R) R 42 Senator 2009
Leavell, Carroll H. (R) R 41 Senator 2009
Lopez, Linda M. (D) D 11 Senator 2009
Lovejoy, Lynda (D) D 22 Senator 2009
Martinez, Richard C. (D) D 5 Senator 2009
McSorley, Cisco (D) D 16 Senator 2009
Morales, Howie C. (D) D 28 Senator 2009
Munoz, George K. (D) D 4 Senator 2009
Nava, Cynthia (D) D 31 Senator 2009
Neville, Steven P. (R) R 2 Senator 2009
Ortiz y Pino, Gerald (D) D 12 Senator 2009
Papen, Mary Kay (D) D 38 Senator 2009
Payne, William H. (R) R 20 Senator 2009
Pinto, John (D) D 3 Senator 2009
Rodriguez, Nancy (D) D 24 Senator 2009
Rue, Sander (R) R 23 Senator 2009
Ryan, John (R) R 10 Senator 2009
Sanchez, Bernadette (D) D 26 Senator 2009
Sanchez, Michael (D) D 29 Senator 2009
Sapien, John M. (D) D 9 Senator 2009
Sharer, William E. (R) R 1 Senator 2009
Smith, John Arthur (D) D 35 Senator 2009
Ulibarri, David (D) D 30 Senator 2009
Wirth, Peter (D) D 25 Senator 2009