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Nonprofits and the 2019 Legislative Session

How your organization can Engage with the 2019 session

To date, 531 House bills, 509 Senate bills, 131 memorials, and 27 resolutions have been filed. February 14 is the last day to introduce a bill. We may not reach the 4,000 bills that were anticipated, but there’s still plenty to follow. To find bills that might pertain to the work of your organization, you can search the legislative website by keyword or subject.

See below for bills to watch.

If you want to support or oppose a bill, you can attend the committee meetings where the bill will be heard, and speak to the committee. You can also contact your Representative and/or Senator to leave a message with their staff. By clicking on the link for the bill, you can track its progress.

If you are interested in following the proceedings remotely, you can go to the legislative website and click on the Webcast tab. Committee meetings and floor sessions are live-streamed and recorded.

bills to watch

Behavioral Health

  • HB 43: Behavioral Health Interventions

  • SB 64: Behavioral Health Investment Zones

  • SB 128: Local Gov’t Behavioral Health Clinic Funding

  • SB 152: Mental Health Consent to Treatment

  • SB 240: Mobile Rural Health Service for Substance Use

  • SB 250: Rural Wrap Around Services Act

2020 Census

  • HM 6: Risk for Undercount in 2020 Census

  • SM 11: New Mexico 2020 Census

Early Childhood

  • HJR 1: Permanent Funds for Early Childhood, CA

  • HB 171: Raising Minimum Teacher Salaries

  • HB 173: Child & Family Databank Act

  • HB 197: Early Childhood Shared Service Integration

  • SB 22: Early Childhood Education & Care Dept.

  • SB 202: Child & Family Databank Act

  • SB 298: Public Pre-Kindergarten Act

  • SB 351: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

  • SB 484: Kinship Caregiver Maintenance Payments

Education

Elections

  • HB 55: Agreement to Elect President by Popular Vote

  • HB 57: Restore Felon Voting Rights

  • HB 84: Auto Voter Registration at MVD & Elsewhere

  • HB 86: Election Day & Early Voting Registration

  • HB 93: Primary Election Participation by DTS Voters

  • SB 50: State Agency Automatic Voter Registration

  • SB 52: Register to Vote Three Days Prior to Election

Environment

  • HB 206: Environmental Review Act

Health Care

  • HB 51: Decriminalize Abortion

  • HB 89: Health Coverage for Contraception

LGBT

  • SB 20: Sexual Designation on Vital Records

  • SB 159: Prohibit Certain Legal Defenses

Minimum Wage

  • HB31: Phased-in Minimum Wage Increase

  • HB46: Increase Minimum Wage

Taxation

  • HB 6: Tax Changes. Heard in House Taxation & Revenue Committee, tabled, and expected to be back in committee with changes either February 13 or 15.

  • SB 11: Gross Receipts for Nonprofit Organizations. Passed committee and Senate, will be heard in House Taxation & Revenue Committee

  • SB 421: Tax Changes. Waiting to be heard in Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee. SB421 would repeal nonprofits’ gross receipts tax exemption on goods and tax food.

2019 legislative session daTES

January 15: The session begins at noon
February 14: Last day to submit a bill or memorial
March 16: The session ends at noon

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