This week, the Senate approved SB 111, by State Senator Stuart Ingle (R-Portales), NRA-backed legislation to allow Concealed Handgun Licensees to protect themselves in establishments that sell alcohol for off-premises consumption.
Also this week, the House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee approved HB 588, by State Representative John Heaton (D-Carlsbad), the House companion bill to SB 111.
HB 588 now moves to the House Business & Industry Committee for consideration. Please contact the following committee members and respectfully urge them to support HB 588:
State Representative Debbie Rodella, Chair
State Representative George Hanosh
State Representative Andrew Barreras
State Representative Jose Campos
State Representative Justine Fox-Young
State Representative Thomas Garcia
State Representative Keith Gardner
State Representative Dona Irwin
State Representative Jane Powdrell-Culbert
State Representative Tom Taylor
State Representative Jim Trujillo
State Representative Gloria Vaughn
State Representative Richard Vigil