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Heroes and Zeroes #2

  • Post published:February 14, 2023
  • Post category:News
NMBC brings information about public officials who have the power and responsibility to improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans. 
We never label individuals as ‘Zeros,’ but will identify legislation that would do zero good for our state. On the other hand, ‘Hero’ legislation and policy that would help our state are on the table too.
Here a few Hero bills that would be good for the state with a link that can be used to send a quick email to legislators who are voting on these bills:
Here are a few Zero bills that would bad for the state with a link that can be used to send a quick email to legislators who are voting on these bills:
NMBC is testifying in committee hearings daily so we have first hand knowledge that the process of allowing public input isn’t always followed by committee leadership:
  • SB 165 Local Choice Energy Act, Rep. Chairwoman Liz Stefanics, chair of the Senate Conservation Committee, limited public comments in opposition of the bill without notice or a valid explanation. NMBC President Carla Sonntag shared the reason why SB 165 is problematic with the Albuquerque Journal. Read her comments HERE.
  • HB 7 Reproductive & Gender-Affirming Healthcare, Rep. Christine Chandler, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, only allowed those who signed up before the meeting to speak. This requirement was not published prior to the meeting and her own staff confirmed that requirement was not in place for previous meetings. NMBC sent a letter to Rep Chandler pointing out how these actions disenfranchise New Mexicans wanting to participate in the legislative process. We look forward to her response. Read the letter HERE.