2015 SB 610 Community Health Study Fund & Uranium Mining

CVNM Position:
Benny Shendo Jr.
Georgene Louis
Environmental Justice
Legislative Info:
SB 610 on nmlegis.gov »


Pollution, like legacy waste sites from uranium mining, not only endangers natural resources but also poses severe risks to public health. However, there is currently no process in place to study the impacts that environmental degradation has on the quality of health over time. SB 610 (and its companion HB 494) began to address this by creating a community health study fund, paid for by fines assessed to companies directly responsible for contamination.


HB 494 died in the House Health Committee. SB 610 died in the Senate Conservation Committee.

How Legislators Voted on SB 610

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Brandt, Craig W. (R) R 40 Senator 2015
Candelaria, Jacob R. (D) D 26 Senator 2015
Griggs, Ron (R) R 34 Senator E 2015
Ivey-Soto, Daniel A. (D) D 15 Senator E 2015
Kernan, Gay G. (R) R 42 Senator E 2015
O'Neill, Bill B. (D) D 13 Senator 2015
Ortiz y Pino, Gerald (D) D 12 Senator 2015
Shendo Jr., Benny (D) D 22 Senator 2015
Stewart, Mimi (D) D 17 Senator 2015