Legislative Session 2021 Bill Tracker

Below are the bills we have been tracking this legislative session. This page will be updated daily with any new information regarding these bills. To read the full text of these bills, go to http://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/BillFinder/Number.

Bill Number Subject/Title Sponsor(s) LJC’s Position Committee/Status

Date Scheduled

HB 31 MILITARY JUSTICE CODE SEX CRIMES DEFINITIONS Sariñana (D) Neutral Passed House,
Sent to SHPAC
HB 40 PRIVATE DETENTION FACILITY MORATORIUM ACT Bash (D) Neutral Substantially amended by HJC,
Sent to HAFC (Substitute Bill HB 352 introduced)
HB 56 SEX OFFENDER & HUMAN TRAFFICKING CHANGES Louis  (D) Oppose Passed House,
Sent to SJC
HB 62 PROSECUTION TIME LIMIT FOR CERTAIN FELONIES Rhem (R) Oppose Sent to HCPAC,
Formally tabled on 2/15/21
HB 73 HUMAN TRAFFICKING & CHILD EXPLOITATION ACT Trujillo (D) Oppose Sent to HCPAC
HB 74 FELON VOTING RIGHTS CHANGES Gail Chasey (D) Oppose Substantially amended by HJC,
Passed the House,
Sent to SRC
HB 80 PRETRIAL DETENTION REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION Rhem (R) Oppose Sent to HCPAC
HB 114 HABITUAL OFFENDER JUDICIAL FLEXIBILITY Cadena (D) Support Passed the House,
Sent to SHPAC
HB 140 ELIMINATE SOME MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES Bash (D) Support Sent to HCPAC
HB 143 CRIME VICTIM INTERVIEWS Dixen (D) Oppose Passed HCPAC,
Sent to HJC
HB 191 CORRECTIONS OMBUDSMAN ACT Cadena (D) Support Passed HJC,
Sent to HAFC
HB 201 PROBATION RELEASE FOR SOME DEFENDANTS Cadena (D) Undetermined Passed HJC,
Sent to House Calendar
HB 226 GRAND JURY TARGETS, DATES & EVIDENCE Bash (D) Support Scheduled for HJC 2/24/21
SB 36 ALLOW REMOTE COURT TESTIMONY Padilla (D) Oppose Sent to SJC
SB 141 PROBATION & PAROLE SANCTIONS Duhigg (D) Support Passed SHPAC,
Sent to SJC
SB 291 INSPECTION OF PRIVATE PRISONS Campos (D) Support Scheduled for SJC 2/24/21
 SB 310 CHILD SEX CRIME STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS Steinborn (D) Oppose Sent to SHPAC

 

Key to Committees

 

HCPAC:  House Consumer & Public Affairs

HJC:        House Judiciary Committee

SJC:         Senate Judiciary Committee

SHPAC:   Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee

SFC:        Senate Finance Committee

HSIVC:    House State Government, Indian & Veterans’ Affairs

HAFC:     House Appropriations & Finance Committee

SRC:        Senate Rules Committee

One Thought to “Legislative Session 2021 Bill Tracker”

  1. Teresa Pauline Salazar

    One of the worst states for charging a person with a sex offense is Arizona. If you are charged with relieving yourself on the side of a highway while traveling, you will be on a sex offender registry for 25 years once you serve 10 years! A young man physically involved with his girlfriend, can be charged with molestation, held until an adult, charged as an adult and sentenced to 10 to 15 years as a sex offender!! New Mexico should be above this type of labeling and prosecution! I was born here, love my state and own property here. My son will be coming home after 13 years in prison in Arizona for “attempted” molestation, which he was charged with by an alcoholic wife. He has never, ever done anything like this, he had absolutely no physical evidence against him, and because New Mexico’s Legislature will not fully review how these sex offender laws hurt so many people my son is coming home to more “out of prison rules” that will negatively impact his life! Please be courageous enough to take the time to discuss your sex offender laws with people from Liberty and Justice Coalition…because these people live under the c.oud of these repressive laws!! Thank you!

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