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)
State Senator Gay Kernan (R-42)
State Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D-12)
State Senator Mary Kay Papen (D-38)
State Senator David Ulibarri (D-30)
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)
State Senator Richard Martinez (D-5)
State Senator William Payne (R-20)
State Senator Rod Adair (R-33)
State Senator Kent Cravens (R-21)
State Senator John Grubesic (D-25)
State Senator Clinton Harden (R-7)
State Senator Linda Lopez (D-11)
State Senator Lidio Rainaldi (D-4)
State Senator Michael Sanchez (D-29)
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:
State Representative Irvin Harrison (D-5)
State Representative Thomas Anderson (R-29)
State Representative Nora Espinoza (R-59)
State Representative Gail Chasey (D-18)
State Representative Moe Maestas (D-16)
State Representative Al Park (D-26)
Please keep checking your email and www.NRAILA.org for future updates on these vital pieces of legislation in New Mexico!
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