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New Mexico: House Approves Two Right-To-Carry Reform Bills

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New Mexico: House Approves Two Right-To-Carry Reform Bills

On Monday, the New Mexico House of Representatives approved House Bill 106 by a 48 to 19 vote, with the measure receiving unanimous support from the House Republican Caucus and roughly a dozen members of the minority party.  HB 106, sponsored by state Representative Paul Bandy (R-Aztec), extends the renewal period for a concealed handgun license from 60 to 90 days before and after it expires, removes the fingerprint requirement for license renewals and eliminates the mid-term two-year refresher course.  Additionally, the House approved House Bill 189 by a 39 to 26 vote, with this legislation also receiving unanimous support from the Republican Caucus plus a handful of Democrats.  HB 189, sponsored by state Representative Randy Crowder (R-Clovis), also eliminates the two-hour refresher course and extends the term of a license from four to five years. 

These measures both move to the Senate for consideration, where they await committee referrals.  They will most likely be referred to the Senate Public Affairs and Senate Judiciary Committee.  Please begin contacting committee members and urging them to SUPPORT HB 106 & HB 189.  Contact information for those committees is provided below.

Senate Judiciary Committee:

Senator Richard Martinez (D-5), Chair
Phone: (505) 747-2337
Email: richard.martinez@nmlegis.gov    

Senator Joseph Cervantes (D-31), Vice Chair
Phone: (575) 526-5600
Email: Joseph@cervanteslawnm.com   

Senator Ron Griggs (R-34)
Phone: (575) 439-1331
Email: ron.griggs@nmlegis.gov 

Senator Linda Lopez (D-11)
Phone: (505) 831-4148
Email: linda.lopez@nmlegis.gov               

Senator Cisco McSorley (D-16)
Phone: (505) 266-0588
Email: cisco.mcsorley@nmlegis.gov        

Senator John Ryan (R-10)
Phone: (505) 238-3733
Email: john.ryan@nmlegis.gov 

Senator Michael Sanchez (D-29)
Phone: (505) 865-0688

Senator Lisa Torraco (R-18)
Phone: (505) 244-0530
Email: lisa.torraco@nmlegis.gov               

Senator Peter Wirth (D-25)
Phone: (505) 988-1668
Email: peter.wirth@nmlegis.gov              

Senator William Payne (R-20), Ranking Member
Phone: (505) 986-4702
Email: william.payne@nmlegis.gov         

 

Senate Public Affairs Committee:

Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D-12), Chair
Phone: (505) 243-1509
Email: jortizyp@msn.com           

Senator Bill O’Neill (D-13), Vice Chair
Phone: (505) 450-9263
Email: oneillsd13@billoneillfornm.com  

Senator Jacob Candelaria (D-26)
Phone: (505) 847-5079
Email: jacob.candelaria@nmlegis.gov    

Senator Ron Griggs (R-34)
Phone: (575) 439-1331
Email: ron.griggs@nmlegis.gov 

Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto (D-15)
Phone: (505) 881-4475
Email: daniel.ivey-soto@nmlegis.gov    

Senator Gay Kernan (R-42)
Phone: (505) 629-8081
Email: ggkern@valornet.com    

Senator Mimi Stewart (D-17)
Phone: (505) 275-2355
Email: mimi.stewart@nmlegis.gov          

Senator Craig Brandt (R-40), Ranking Member
Phone: (505) 503-5001
Email: craig.brandt@nmlegis.gov 

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