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Update on Critical Second Amendment Legislation in New Mexico!

Friday, February 2, 2007

 

Please Contact Your State Legislators Today!

On Tuesday, January 30, the Senate Public Affairs Committee reported out SB 111 by State Senator Stuart Ingle (R-Portales) and SB 168 by State Senator Steven Neville (R-Aztec), NRA-backed legislation allowing Concealed Handgun Licensees to protect themselves in establishments that sell alcohol for off-premises consumption. 

Please thank the following committee members who supported these bills:

 

State Senator Steve Komadina (R-9)

(505) 986-4377

komadina@stevekomadina.com

 

State Senator Gay Kernan (R-42)

(505) 986-4274

ggkern@valornet.com

 

State Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D-12)

(505) 986-4380

jortizp@aol.com       

 

State Senator Mary Kay Papen (D-38)

(505) 986-4270                 

 

State Senator David Ulibarri (D-30)

(505) 986-4265

 

The bills now move to the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration.  Please begin contacting the following committee members and urging them to support SB 111 and SB 168.  We will report to you when a hearing has been scheduled on these measures.

 

State Senator Cisco McSorley (D-16)

(505) 986-4485

cisco.mcsorley@nmlegis.gov

 

State Senator Richard Martinez (D-5)

(505) 986-4389

richardc.martinez@nmlegis.gov

 

State Senator William Payne (R-20)

(505) 986-4276

william.payne@nmlegis.gov

 

State Senator Rod Adair (R-33)

(505) 986-4385

radair@dfn.com

 

State Senator Kent Cravens (R-21)

(505) 986-4391

klcravens@alphagraphics.com

 

State Senator John Grubesic (D-25)

(505) 986-4260

john.grubesic@nmlegis.gov

 

State Senator Clinton Harden (R-7)

(505) 986-4369

charden@theosogroup.com

 

State Senator Linda Lopez (D-11)

(505) 986-4737                 

 

State Senator Lidio Rainaldi (D-4)

(505) 986-4310

 

State Senator Michael Sanchez (D-29)

(505) 986-4727

senatormssanchez@aol.com

 

Also on Tuesday, the House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee could not break a tie vote on three separate attempts on HB 163, NRA-backed “Castle Doctrine” legislation sponsored by State Representative John Heaton (D-Carlsbad).  The committee may reconsider the vote on the measure at its next hearing on Thursday, February 1 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 315 of the State Capitol. 

Members of the committee and how they voted on Tuesday are listed below.  Please contact our supporters and thank them, and please also contact opponents of the measure and urge them to reconsider their position on this important issue:

 

YEAs

State Representative Irvin Harrison (D-5)
(505) 986-4248

irv4u@cnetco.com

 

State Representative Thomas Anderson (R-29)

(505) 986-4452

kb5ysg@arrl.net      

 

State Representative Nora Espinoza (R-59)

(505) 986-4221

noralee@cableone.net

 

 

NAYs

State Representative Gail Chasey (D-18)

(505) 986-4844

 

State Representative Moe Maestas (D-16)

(505) 986-4464

antonio@moejustice.com

 

State Representative Al Park (D-26)

(505) 986-4411

alpark.nm@gmail.com

 

 

Please keep checking your email and www.NRAILA.org for future updates on these vital pieces of legislation in New Mexico!

To find further contact information or help identifying your legislators
please use the "Write Your Representative" feature found at www.NRAILA.org.

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