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2023All Quick Hits

Quick Hits: Highlights from the 2023 Session

New Speaker: The 2023 session saw a new Speaker of the New Mexico House assume the gavel as Representative Javier Martinez was elected to succeed the outgoing Brian Egolf. One of his first moves was to shake up House committees, most notably favoring Rep. Nathan Small for chair of the…
September 11, 2023
2022All Quick Hits

Quick Hits: Highlights from the 2022 Session

Clean Fuels: The Clean Fuels bill ran again this year (SB 14) in an improved form. The bill would have removed some of the emissions from the transportation sector by creating requirements for lower carbon intensity fuels blending. A similar bill ran out of time on the House floor last…
June 29, 2022
2021All Quick Hits

Quick Hits: Highlights from the 2021 Session

Impact of oil and gas revenues on legislative process: State appropriators are always concerned about whether or not the level of oil and gas development activity will generate enough state revenue to keep critical agencies functioning properly. This issue is compounded by the fact that New Mexico under-collects revenues from this…
November 1, 2021
2020All Quick Hits

Quick Hits: Highlights from the 2020 Session

After expiring in 2016, this year we saw the re-establishment of the rooftop solar tax credit thanks to the persistence and advocacy of Senator Mimi Stewart. SB 29 allows taxpayers to claim 10% of the cost of a rooftop solar installation up to $6,000. This tax credit had a demonstrable impact…
August 13, 2020
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Quick Hits: Highlights from the 2019 Session

While the Oil Conservation Division (OCD) administrative penalties bill, Senate Bill 186, did not pass, the administrative penalties provision at the heart of the bill was incorporated into another bill, House Bill 546. House Bill 546 was initially a bill designed to clearly assign liability and rulemaking authority around the…
May 21, 2019