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New Mexico: House Bill 77 Referred To Senate Public Affairs And Senate Judiciary Committees

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Contact Committee Members In Opposition!

 

Although House Bill 77, sponsored by Rep. Miguel Garcia (D-ABQ), has undergone significant revisions since its introduction, NRA-ILA still opposes the portion of the House-approved version which would criminalize private transfers at gun shows.  HB 77 mandates that organizers or promoters of gun shows in New Mexico provide the services of a federally licensed firearms dealer (FFL) to process background checks for private firearm transfers, and requires all transfers at these events go through an FFL unless transferred to a New Mexico concealed handgun licensee.  This measure also provides immunity from liability to the transferor and the FFL for complying with this requirement, requires mental health records that disqualify someone from being able to purchase or possess firearms to be reported to the FBI for inclusion in the National Instant Check System, and establishes for restoration of rights if the disqualifying condition is removed.

This measure is the first step toward the criminalization of all private firearm transfers – in fact, that’s exactly what the original version of HB 77 would have done!

The Senate Public Affairs Committee could schedule a public hearing on the bill later this week or early next week, so watch for another alert on this legislation.  In the meantime, please contact Senate committee members below and urge them to OPPOSE HB 77 – make sure to put that in the subject line if you send them e-mails.

Senate Public Affairs Committee

 

Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino – Chair

Phone: (505)

986-4482

Email: jortizyp@msn.com

 

Senator Bill O’Neill – Vice Chair

Phone: (505)

986-4260

Email: oneillsd13@fastmail.us

 

Senator Jacob Candelaria

Phone: (505)

986-4391

Email: jacob.candelaria@nmlegis.gov

 

Senator Ron Griggs

Phone: (505)

986-4276

Email: ron.griggs@nmlegis.gov

 

Daniel Ivey-Soto

Phone: (505)

986-4270

Email: daniel.ivey-soto@nmlegis.gov

 

Senator Timothy Keller

Phone: (505)

986-4726

Email: tim.keller@nmlegis.gov

 

Senator Gay Kernan

Phone: (505)

986-4274

Email: ggkern@valornet.com

 

Senator Craig Brandt

Phone: (505)

986-4267

Email: craig.brandt@nmlegis.gov

 

 

Senate Judiciary Committee

 

Senator Richard Martinez – Chair

Phone: (505)

986-4487

Email: richard.martinez@nmlegis.gov

 

Senator Joseph Cervantes – Vice Chair

Phone: (505)

986-4385

Email: Joseph@cervanteslawnm.com

 

Senator Ron Griggs

Phone: (505)

986-4276

Email: ron.griggs@nmlegis.gov

 

Senator Linda Lopez

Phone: (505)

986-4737

Email: linda.lopez@nmlegis.gov

 

Senator Cisco McSorley

Phone: (505)

986-4389

Email: cisco.mcsorley@nmlegis.gov

 

Senator John Ryan

Phone: (505)

986-4373

Email: john.ryan@nmlegis.gov

 

Senator Michael Sanchez

Phone: (505)

986-4727

 

Senator Lisa Torraco

Phone: (505)

986-4266

Email: lisa.torraco@nmlegis.gov

 

Senator Peter Wirth

Phone: (505)

986-4861

Email: peter.wirth@nmlegis.gov

 

Senator William Payne

Phone: (505)

986-4703

Email: william.payne@nmlegis.gov

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