Marita: Marita doesn’t like unwarranted attacks on her integrity

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Here is all the story.  I hope you’ll understand why the renewed interest our Dear Leader has about his travels to Alaska, etc.

Greetings!

Sunday, a week ago, a journalist friend forwarded an embargoed press release to me. It was to be released the next day. At the time, I’d just completed my column Oil’s Down, Gasoline Isn’t. What’s Up? It was too late for me to switch topics—though the press release’s content tempted me; it fit so much of my general messaging.

I watched throughout the past week and didn’t see that the report announced in the press release had received the attention it deserved, so I chose it for my column this week.

The press release’s headline was: E&E Legal Releases Report Exposing Coordination Between Governors, the Obama White House and the Tom Steyer-“Founded and Funded” Network of Advocacy Groups to Advance the “Climate” Agenda. I am sure you can see why it caught my eye. In the writing of this week’s column, I read the entire 55 page report and incorporated several additional features. I believe the result is powerful: Hidden emails reveal a secret anti-fossil fuel network involving the White House, Democrat governors, wealthy donors and foundations, and front groups (attached and pasted-in-below). Covering the content of a 55 page report, means this week’s column is a bit longer than my usual. I am not sure how I will edit it down to the 900- and 600-word versions required by the newspapers—but I always do.

The content of this week’s column will morph into the speech I’ll be giving tonight at the National Association of Royalty Owners Appalachia Chapter’s Annual Meeting at the Greenbrier in West Virginia.

Please help me spread this important message by posting, passing on and or personally enjoying Hidden emails reveal a secret anti-fossil fuel network involving the White House, Democrat governors, wealthy donors and foundations, and front groups.

Thanks for your interest!

Marita Noon

Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great, inc.

PO Box 52103, Albuquerque, NM 87181

505.239.8998

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Commentary by Marita Noon

Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great Inc.

Contact: 505.239.8998, marita@responsiblenergy.org

 

 

Hidden emails reveal a secret anti-fossil fuel network involving the White House, Democrat governors, wealthy donors and foundations, and front groups

Most of us feel that time goes by faster as we get older. It does. When you are five years old, one year represents 20 percent of your life. Yet, when you are fifty, that same calendar year is only 2 percent of your life—making that single timeframe much smaller. Those of us involved in fighting the bad energy policies coming out of Washington have a similar feeling: the second term of the Obama Administration seems to be throwing much more at us and at such speed that we can barely keep up. Likewise, they are.

We knew that President Obama was planning to fundamentally transform America, but even many of his initial supporters have been shocked as his true intentions have been revealed. Following his November 2012 reelection, his administration has removed any pretense of representing the majority of Americans and has pursued his ideological agenda with wild abandon—leaving many of us feeling incapacitated; thrown to the curb as it speeds by.

His legacy climate-change agenda is at the core of the rapid-fire regulations and the disregard for any speed bump the courts may place in front of the administration. When the Supreme Court smacked it down for failing to consider economic impacts of the mercury and air toxics standards for power plants, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) responded with a shrug, as their goal had essentially already been met. On August 27, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction—blocking EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from enforcing the Waters of the United States rule in the thirteen states that requested the injunction. The response? The Hill reports: “the Obama administration says it will largely enforce the regulation as planned.”

Having failed to push the unpopular policies through Congress, the administration has resorted to regulatory overreach—and assembled a campaign to use friendly governors and state attorney general offices, in collaboration with pressure groups and ideologically aligned benefactors, to advance the agenda.

The White House knows that the public is not with them. While polls show that slightly more than half of the American public believe the “effects of global warming are already happening,” it repeatedly comes in at the bottom of the list of priorities on which we think Obama and Congress should focus. The President’s pet policy fares even worse when pollsters ask if Americans agree: “government should do more to curb climate change, even at the expense of economic growth?” Only 12 percent “strongly agree.” Additionally, the very age group—young voters—that helped propel Obama into the Oval Office, is the group least convinced that climate change is a reality and the least “likely to support government funding for climate change solutions.”

It is, presumably, for this reason that a scheme hatched by now-disgraced former Oregon Governor Kitzhaber’s highest-paid aide Dan Carol—“a former Democratic opposition researcher,” who, according to the Oregonian, “worked on behalf of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama”—received an enthusiastic response from the White House and its allies. Remember, Kitzhaber resigned from office on February 13, 2015, amid allegations of criminal wrongdoing for the role his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, held in his office and whether she used that role to obtain private consulting work promoting the climate agenda. Carol, who was paid close to double Kitzhaber’s salary, according to a new report from Energy & Environment Legal Institute, left his public position “after appearing to have too closely intertwined government and the tax-payer dependent ‘clean energy’ industry with interest group lobbies.”

The goal of what was originally called “Dan’s concept” was to bring about a “coalescence of private financial and ideological interests with public offices to advance the officeholders’ agenda and political aspiration”—more specifically: “to bring the Obama Administration’s plans to reality and to protect them.”

This was done, according to dozens of emails obtained through federal and state open record laws, “through a coordinated campaign of parallel advocacy to support close coordination of public offices” and involved a “political operation with outside staff funded by some of the biggest names in left-liberal foundation giving,” including, according to the emails, Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg, the Rockefeller Brothers, and the Hewlett Foundation. The first emails in the scandal began in mid-2013.

Kitzhaber wasn’t the only governor involved—he’s just the only one, so far, to resign. Many Democrat governors and their staff supported the scheme. You’d expect that California’s Governor Jerry Brown or Virginia’s Terry McAuliffe are part of the plan—called, among other names, the Governors Climate Compact—as they are avid supporters of the President’s climate-change initiatives. What is surprising is Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s “quiet engagement.” He decried Obama’s Clean Power Plan (Final rule announced on August 3, 2015), as being “disastrous” for Kentucky. In a statement about the Plan, he said: “I have remained steadfast in my support of Kentucky’s important coal and manufacturing industries, and the affordable energy and good jobs they provide the Commonwealth and the nation.” Yet, he isn’t opposing the rule and emails show that he is part of the “core group of governors quietly working to promote the climate agenda.”

In response to the records request, Beshear’s office “asserts that ‘no records’ exist in its files involving the Steyer campaign.” The E&E Legal report continues: “Numerous emails from other governors copying a senior Beshear aide on her official account, emails which Beshear’s office surely possesses, unless it has chosen to destroy politically damaging emails.” An email bearing that aide’s name, Rebecca Byers, includes Kentucky as one of the states “that can’t commit to the GCC [Governors Climate Compact] publicly now but would welcome quiet engagement.”

Other states indicated in the emails include Minnesota, Rhode Island, Illinois, Connecticut, California, Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Delaware, Maryland, Colorado, New York, Vermont, and Virginia. Three newly elected Republican Governors have been targeted by the campaign—Larry Hogan (MD), Charlie Baker (MA), and Bruce Rauner (IL). Reelected Republican Governor Rick Snyder (MI) has apparently joined the “core group.”

I’ve read the entire report—which had me holding my breath as if I were reading a spy thriller—and reviewed the emails.

The amount of coordination involved in the multi-state plan is shocking. The amount of money involved is staggering—a six-month budget of $1,030,00 for the orchestrators and multi-state director and $180,000 to a group to produce a paper supporting the plan’s claims. And, as the 55-page report points out, this collection of emails is in no way complete. At the conclusion of the executive summary: “Context and common sense indicate that the emails E&E Legal obtained and detail in this report do not represent all relevant correspondence pulling together the scheme they describe. Public records laws extend to those records created, sent or received by public servants; private sector correspondence is only captured when copying public offices, with the caveat that most of the White House is exempt. Further, however, the records we have obtained reflect more than the time and other parameters of our requests; they are also a function of the thoroughness of offices’ responses, the willingness of former and current staff to search nonofficial accounts, and even several stonewalls as noted in the following pages.”

The E&E Legal report was of particular interest to me in that it followed the theme of my extensive coverage of Obama’s green-energy crony-corruption scandal. Many of the same names, with which I’d become familiar, popped up over and over again: Terry McAuliffe—who received government funding for his failed electric car enterprise; Cathy Zoe—who worked for the Department of Energy, and, of course, John Podesta—who ran the Center for American Progress and who helped write the 2009 Stimulus Bill, and who then became a “senior advisor” to President Obama and is presently campaign manager for Hillary Clinton.

It also caught my attention because little more than a month ago—perhaps with a hint that this report was forthcoming—the HuffPost published a story claiming that groups like mine were part of a “secret network of fossil fuel and utility backed groups working to stop clean energy.” Calling me—along with others—out by name, the author states: “The strategy of creating and funding many different organizations and front groups provides an artificial chorus of voices united behind eliminating or weakening renewable energy laws.” He concludes that the attacks “are the result of coordinated, national campaigns orchestrated by utilities and fossil fuel companies through their trade associations and front groups.”

Oh, how I wish we were that well-coordinated and funded. If we were, I would have written this column last week when the E&E Legal report was released. Instead of receiving the information from the source, a New York City journalist forwarded it to me.

Yes, I am part of a loosely affiliated network of people who share similar concerns. Once a year, I meet with a group of private citizens and activists over property rights issues. I am on an email list of individuals and groups opposing wind turbines—often for different reasons. I have a cadre of scientists I’ve met at different meetings upon whom I do call for their varied expertise. Individuals often email me tips and news stories. True, most of the folks on my nearly 5000-person email distribution list are part of the energy industry—though there are plenty of concerned citizens, too. In 2014, the average donation to my organization was under $500.

Imagine what we could do with the same amount of money and coordination the E&E Legal report revealed—after all we have the public on our side—average citizens whose utility bills are going up by double digits due to the policies espoused by President Obama and his politically connected allies who benefit from American’s tax dollars.

I hope you’ll join our chorus—you can subscribe and/or contribute to my efforts. We are not working in the shadows and are, in fact, proud of our efforts on behalf of all Americans, their jobs, and energy that is effective, efficient, and economical.

If this small—but organized and well-funded—group pushing Obama’s agenda were allowed to run rampant, without the roadblocks little pockets of opposition (like my group) erect though public education and exposure of the facts (such this E&E legal report), it is scary to think about where America would be today. Remember, you are either part of the problem or part of the solution.

The author of Energy Freedom, Marita Noon serves as the executive director for Energy Makes America Great Inc. and the companion educational organization, the Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE). She hosts a weekly radio program: America’s Voice for Energy—which expands on the content of her weekly column. Follow her @EnergyRabbit.

Spoken like a true Obama

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You Are Going To Read Bizarre & Zany Junk Below

And I’m not speaking to what I write below.

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I don’t know how many human leeches associated with the United Nations are sucking the blood from taxpayers and other contributors, but the number is huge if the weird ideas floating from their (the leeches) besotted brains are any indication.

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English: A leech (Hirudo medicinalis) beginning to suck. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There’s  no shame or embarrassment  demonstrated when their hocus pocus to end global warming or climate change is trotted out.

We can say the leeches are not only brazen, but also tireless to the extreme. Their silliness is limitless as they waste time, money and other valuable resources.

They deserve to be prosecuted for being a drain on society as they continue with their elitist bull butter. Of course, most everything with the United Nation’s stamp of approval is wasted motion.  You should read the story which follows the link just below if you wish to find what they are doing now:

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Marita Mines The Critical Details On Rare Earth Elements

Marita asks a favor of us in this column published on 11/4/13.  You’ll help our country and its citizens if you comply with her wishes.

Greetings!

This week’s column is important—but may not be popular. With all of the noise about the botched Obamacare rollout, clearly few are thinking about Rare Earth Elements. But, in the past week important legislation was introduced that would lessen the US’s dependence on China for these essential  elements. In this week’s column, Mining policy designed to benefit our own–mighty rare (attached and pasted-in-below), I explain what Rare Earth Elements are, why they are important and why America needs to develop our own resources—I then call upon the readers to contact their Senators to encourage support of the newly introduced bill.

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Marita Noon, Executive Director

EnergyMakesAmericaGreat Inc.

PO Box 52103, Albuquerque, NM 87181

505.239.8998

Commentary by Marita Noon

Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great Inc.

Contact: 505.239.8998, marita@responsiblenergy.org

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Mining policy designed to benefit our own—mighty rare

What is essential to modern energy production and management including oil-and-gas development, wind and solar, and LED lights, and has rare bipartisan support in both houses of Congress?

The answer is something “rare.” Something that is currently used in almost everything modern, but that is abundant and recoverable in very few places on the planet—hence the “rare” moniker. Something that China has in abundance and that they are using as an economic weapon against the rest of the world—much like OPEC uses oil. And, this something is also found in the U.S., which could give us a competitive advantage in the global economy.

Have you guessed it? “Rare” was a big clue.

I am talking about Rare Earth Elements (REEs), many of which are classified by the Department of Defense as Critical Minerals.

REEs are found in almost all massive rock formations—though their concentrations range from 10 to a few hundred parts per million by weight, which makes them difficult to extract. There are 17 different REEs with names ending in “ium” such as: dysprosium, yttrium, neodymium, terbium, cerium, and europium—just to name a few.

While most people don’t give REEs a thought, we all use them in our modern lives as they are an essential part of what makes cell phones, flat screens, and computer chips work. But REEs are not just about convenience and luxury. They are in every modern vehicle from a Prius to a Ford F-150. They enable miniaturization—making things fast and light.

According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), “A Department of Energy report in 2010 noted that several minerals vital to clean-energy applications, including neodymium and dysprosium, face ‘critical’ supply questions over the next 15 years.” A 2011 PricewaterhouseCoopers report revealed that 73 percent of CEOs in the automotive industry have businesses that face minerals and metals scarcity. The same problem applies to 78 percent of high-tech industry CEOs and 50 percent of aviation CEOs.

But, perhaps, most importantly, REEs are playing an ever-increasing role in vital defense technologies. REEs are used in stealth radar-evading technology, in targeting mechanisms for missiles and temperature-resistant magnets, and materials used in jet engines and aerofoil components in manned aircraft and, increasingly, in unmanned drones. The U.S. Department of Defense recently released findings from the “Strategic and Critical Materials 2013 Report on Stockpile Requirements,” which identified 23 critical minerals, of which shortages are likely. They include several vital to defense technologies, such as search and navigation equipment, missiles, and space vehicles. Such shortages will limit our ability to produce the defense systems of the future. It is frightening to realize that the Chinese do not have this worry.

The U.S. is one of only a few countries with known recoverable REE deposits (with approximately 13 percent of the world’s total known reserves), and we have more commodity minerals and metals than any other country. Yet, today, less than half the minerals U.S. manufacturers use comes from domestically mined resources. More specifically, China currently has a near-monopoly on the production of REEs—generally supplying approximately 85 percent of the world’s current REE supply and 100 percent of several REEs. Additionally, in recent years, China has imposed quotas on exports to protect its need for REEs and to compel high-tech companies to establish production in China by giving them the benefit of lower prices and guaranteed supply. In US News, Eric Hannis, senior fellow in defense studies at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC, addressed companies’ increasing hesitancy to move production to mainland China: “the need to gain a cost-effective, guaranteed supply of rare earths means that many have been forced to make a ‘deal with the devil.’”

Instead of easing the mining regulatory framework to help promote domestic REE production, the Obama administration engaged in the governmental form of a temper tantrum. It joined countries without the quality resources found in the U.S. and lodged a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO), claiming that Beijing is unfairly choking off exports of the commodities to benefit its domestic industries. (Imagine that a government would make policy that was designed to benefit its own? Perhaps the White House should try that.) In fact, if the WTO initiative is successful and China is forced to reverse its current policy of keeping the majority of its REEs in-country for its own use, we might end up encouraging them to flood global markets with REEs again, driving the price down—as they did in the 80s and 90s. By joining in the WTO case, the Administration could make it very difficult for U.S. projects to get up and running and stay competitive—and this could be their plan. Gratefully, the very low cost of production expected at Molycorp’s Mountain Pass mine provides some economic cushion.

The WSJ reports that the U.S. was once self-sufficient in REE production but ceded the market to China over the past two decades, “partly because of environmental concerns over energy-intensive mining and partly because of falling global demand and prices,” as a result of China dumping huge quantities of REEs onto the world market.

REEs in China were first discovered in 1927, with the Bayan Obo mine open in 1950. The U.S. dominated global production from the 60s and into the 80s with light and heavy REE production at Mountain Pass, but China then launched a dedicated campaign to dominate the REE supply chain. In 1986, Deng Xiaoping, a Chinese politician and reformist leader of the Communist Party who, after Mao’s death, led his country towards a market economy, established the National High Technology Research and Development Program. His goal was to help China “achieve breakthroughs in key technical fields that concern the national economic lifeline and national security, and to achieve leapfrog development in key high-tech fields in which China enjoys relative advantages.” In 1992, Xiaoping boldly proclaimed: the “Middle East has oil, China has rare earths.”

This brings us to today.

REEs have gone “from being practically unheard of a few years ago to being one of the most-talked-about commodities,” according to the WSJ. There has been growing concern in the U.S. regarding our reliance on China for our REE needs, which has resulted in unusual bipartisan support for increased domestic REE production.

Regarding the U.S. position in the international REE arena, Hannis states: “In much the same way that we should strive for independence from Middle Eastern oil, the United States now needs to make ‘rare earth independence’ from China a key priority of government. After all, the nation that supplies our rare earths shares one key similarity to the region that supplies much of our oil: neither are getting friendlier to America.”

Apparently Congress has gotten the message. Last year, Rep. Doc Hastings, (R-WA), Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, said: “Just like the United States’ dependence on foreign oil causes pain at the pump, Americans will soon feel the impact of China’s monopoly on the rare-earth element market.”

In September, the House of Representatives passed, with bipartisan support, HR 761: the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013, with the goal of allowing for the more efficient development of the U.S.’s $6.2 trillion worth of minerals and metals without minimizing or hindering the environmental review process.

On October 29, 17 Senators (nine Republicans and eight Democrats) introduced similar legislation: The Critical Minerals Policy Act of 2013 to “help reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign suppliers.” According to the Background and Section-by-Section Summary: “The legislation directs the Secretary of Interior to establish a list of minerals critical to the U.S. economy and, pursuant to those designations, outlines a comprehensive set of policies that will bolster critical mineral production, expand manufacturing, and promote recycling and alternatives—all while maintaining strong environmental protections.”

The Critical Minerals Policy Act of 2013 has widespread industry support—even though it calls for yet another stall-tactic study, when 23 studies have already determined that we have a crisis and an emergency.

Hal Quinn, National Mining Association CEO, heralded the bill as “a welcome recognition of the urgent need to facilitate the development of American minerals.” He observed that the measure would analyze the “impediments to domestic minerals mining that hamper the prospects of a sustainable U.S. manufacturing renaissance. It is widely understood that the slow and inefficient permitting system in the U.S. poses the largest impediment to unlocking the full value of American minerals.”

Likewise, the Women’s Mining Coalition statement reads: “this bill will provide high-paying, long-term employment for many Americans, while also providing world-respected environmental management practices and implementation.”

The House bill passed with the support of 100 percent of the Republicans and many Democrats. The same can be assumed for the Senate version. Senate Democrats need to hear from their constituents, they need to know that you support The Critical Minerals Policy Act of 2013. Please call your Senator and ask for his or her support.

Right now, there are only two non-Chinese suppliers for REEs (Molycorp in California and Lynas Corp. in Australia)—but there are several projects, such as Rare Elements Resources’ “Bear Lodge,” in development in the U.S. that could be providing national and economic security within a few years with the passage of The Critical Minerals Policy Act of 2013. America’s REE resources and potential production and refining give us a strong global advantage—but we must accelerate and streamline the permitting process. It is time for our government to make policy that is designed to benefit America.

The author of Energy Freedom, Marita Noon serves as the executive director for Energy Makes America Great Inc. and the companion educational organization, the Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE). Together they work to educate the public and influence policy makers regarding energy, its role in freedom, and the American way of life. Combining energy, news, politics, and, the environment through public events, speaking engagements, and media, the organizations’ combined efforts serve as America’s voice for energy.

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Jim Crawford Provides Legislative Votes and Some Analysis

Now that the legislative dust has settled in Santa Fe, I have attached a table I made for the voting records of the 5 legislators covering most of Valencia County and the action by the governor.  It is a short hand list of all the bills that passed both houses.  I have highlighted the bills that we made comments on.  We commented on 93 bills.  We opposed 60 of them.  Four we supported passed both houses and all were signed but one which was vetoed.  Nine of the bills we opposed passed both houses and 5 were signed, 3 were vetoed, and one is still in limbo and not yet recorded on the web site.

Later Jim

Voting Records 2013 Legislature

By Jim Crawford

Bill #

Title

Description

KF

AB

SE

CS

MS

SM

H 1 Feed Bill Fund 2013 Legislature

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H 2

General Appropriation Act $5,881,471,700 Gen, $2,406,437,700 Other, $396,671,400 Transfers, $5,437,798,700 Feds, $14,122,379,500 Total

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H 18

Drinking water system financing $2 M for federal match for safe drinking water lns

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H21C

Requiring agendas for 72 hours Requires agendas to be available 72 hours before meetings

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H22

Autism coverage in group plan Requires group health coverage of autism

A

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H34

Tecolote Land Grant Mgt Adds Tecolote to list of recognized land grants

Y

Y

Y

Y

`Y

S

H35

Use of funds by land grant coun Allows use of funds for unrecognized land grants

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

H37

Annual delinquent property tax Requires annual delinquent property tax sales

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H40 C

Designation of benefit corporations Allows voluntary designation as benefit corp social and environmental justice purposes

Y

Y

E

Y

Y

H45

Transfer insurance from PRC Implements CA to form superintendent in PRC

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H46

Transfer corps from PRC to SOS Implements CA to make transfer

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H51

Summer school elective civics Allows summer civics classes to be offered as elec

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

PV

H53

Teacher Loan Repayment Act Fund to pay principle and interest, intend to work

Y

A

Y

Y

Y

S

H54

School board cyberbullying pre Requires boards to develop anti cyberbullying poli

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

S

H58

Rural telecom regulation Relaxes some PRC regulation and filing require

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H61

Game & Fish special events Permits waiver of licenses for special events

Y

Y

E

Y

Y

S

H62

Electronic professional licen ren Allows agencies to provide for electronic renewal

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

S

H70

NFMA revolving fund projs Authorizes $1 M for specific projects

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H72

Commercial car lease

Y

Y

E

Y

Y

S

H73

Convention centr financing Allows any incorporated city or county to implement lodgers tax to pay for convention cent

Y

Y

E

Y

Y

S

H76

Frontier communities program $100 K for main street frontier communities progra

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H83

Driver ed insurance reduction a Reduces age to 50 for premium reduction, exemp

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

H85 C

Geothermal leasing Fair mkt for lease and royalties, sustainable non di

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H93

Campaign fund reporting Allows payments of funds using automatically rec

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H101

Hoisting op license Clarify requirements for license, admin penalty not

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H104

Expand reasons for amber alert Expands and makes easier to make amber alert

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

S

H106

Increase value of city lease pro Increases limit from $25 K to $250 K of what can

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

H107

Municipal court fees for law enf Allows use for law enforcement facility

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H112

Data in school accountability re Requires reporting by race, gender, and poverty

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

S

H120 C

Locomotive fuel GRT Expands to other RR capital investments in state

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H130

Move brain injury fund Transfer to Human Services Dept

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H131

Silver alert for endangered pers Create a silver alert system in DPS for endangered

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H133

Disclosure of contractor contrib Requires registration, disclosure of contributions

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

H146

Sale of meth precursors Restricting the amount of purchase over the coun

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

H151

Magistrate judge elections Allows incumbents to be reelected in districts 200K

A

Y

A

Y

Y

S

H154

Repeal meat licensing provision Repeal of several sections imported meat, bond

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H155

Replacement fees for disabled $5 fee for placard replacement

N

N

Y

Y

Y

V

H164

Clarify speed limit violations Prohibit use for license revocation and insurance

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H171

Insurance for telemedicine Requires coverage

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

H172

Limit tax credit paid to other stat Limited to NM tax liability amount

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

S

H173

Uniform child abduction protect Prevention orders and penalties

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H175

Utility suspension for deployed Can be suspended during deployment

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H178

Electronic criminal cites and fee Provides for electronic cites and fee payments

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H180

Military spouses and licensure Allows expedited professional licenses

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H186

Oryx hunt for vets Given resident rates

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H192

School program units Program units for national certifications

N

N

Y

Y

Y

V

H194

Amend motor carrier act Streamlines and eliminates some requirements

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H202

Unlawful acts for car dealers Makes unfair practices illegal

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

S

H205

State financial regulation Sets up special fund, financial institutions division o

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

S

H216

Fair pay for women Prohibits wage discrimination based on sex

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H219

Polling place staffing Requires adequate staffing and equipment for co

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H225

Electronic voter updates Provides for electronic update of voter reg, filing

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H227

Brain injury council Move to governor commission on disability

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H232

School dist campaign reporting Requires reports of contributions and expenditures

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H238

NM chile advertising Expands number of violations

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H247

Military war vet scholarship $150 K to new designated fund for vet scholarsh

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H260

Oriental medicine licensing Exempts from imaging licensing

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

PV

H267 C

Energy efficiency and load mgt Requires acquisition

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H273

School lease payments Option to adjust lease pmts based on CPI

Y

N

Y

E

Y

V

H274

Manufactured homes Change committee and eliminate dual licensing

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H275

Volunteer fire fighters Increases retirement benefits

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H279

Solar collector rules Rules for issuing permits

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H282

Isotopes license Special license plate

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

H299

Tax administration Equal treatment, extend deadlines, lengthen int p

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H300

Pregnancy absences from scho Requires excused absences for pregnancy

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H304

Human trafficking Civil remedies and state benefits for victims

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H310

K-3 program Relaxes eligibility to qualify

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H315

Manufacturer GRT Allows payment by other than tax payer, remove r

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H327

Physical ed credit Requires including PE hours for funding qualificat

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

H329

Unemployment benefit Allows recovery action for improper claim

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H334

County classes Eliminates some classes, increases salaries

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H343

Health benefits Allows participation by nonprofits

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H347

Trust Co fees Increase fees and capital requirements

A

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H348

Construction inspectors Statewide inspector license requirements

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H352

Capital outlay projects Requires security for state contributions

Y

Y

Y

E

Y

S

H353

Capital outlay projects Reauthorization and reappropriation

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H358

Judicial stds commission Adds two members

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H368

San Juan precincts Renumbers precincts

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H371

Public improvement dist Requires board of finance approval to issue bonds

Y

Y

E

Y

Y

S

H374

Safe haven for infants Defines safe haven

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H379

Film production tax Increases tax credits

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

H392

Public ed commission Establish commission independent of PED

N

N

Y

Y

Y

V

H393

Drug disposal Allows pharmacists to sell or dispose of

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H401

Tech transfer companies Permits state investment in state companies

N

N

Y

Y

Y

S

H415

Water supply testing Requires listing and expanded testing of water co

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H416

Anesthesiologist assistant Additional student supervision

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H417

Cultural affairs Creates enterprise fund

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H438

Mandatory Parole Eliminates for short sentences

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

H443

Unpaid employment Creates preferences for civil action re min wage,

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H448

Watershed districts Allows land removal and project discontinuance

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H460

Charter school Prohibits management contracts for school mgt

N

N

Y

Y

Y

V

H462

School district solvency Provides flexibility

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

S

H481

Teacher competency Requires evidence of competency to advance

N

N

Y

Y

Y

V

H483

Public defenders Creates commission, rules

N

N

E

Y

Y

S

H493

Geospatial data Sets up clearing house at UNM

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H494

Pipeline notice Requires positive response notice for pipe line loc

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H497

Electronic voter registration Allows electronic update of registration info

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H503

GO bond sales Allows negotiated sales and designated

Y

Y

E

Y

Y

S

H506

B&B beer and wine permits Allows B&B permits

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H513

School testing Allows demonstrated competence qualify for gra

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

H522

Charter school Require verification of meeting fed grant regs

N

N

Y

Y

Y

PV

H540

PAL license Allows special plate

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

H541

Teacher language proficiency Seal for proficiency in 2 language, create council

N

N

Y

Y

Y

PV

H542

Community schools Creates community school program – socialistic

N

N

Y

Y

Y

S

H546

Compilation of amendments Provides for compilation of amendments

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H562

Technology research Creates a collaborative

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H569

Game and Fish license Last for one year from date of issue

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

H570

Sex offenders Establishes tiers, registration, monitoring

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H580

Hospital bonds Additional bonding for Gila med center

Y

Y

E

Y

Y

S

H581

Economic development Increases number of businesses that may qualify

N

Y

E

Y

Y

S

H588

Community engagement team For assistance of mentally ill

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

H593

Higher ed property tax Allows counties to levy tax

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

H608

Bern Co criminal justice Creates review commission

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H615

Volunteer firefighter Allows for payment of stipends

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H623

School counselor Eligible for level 3 license

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H628

Place holder Special ed maintenance appropriation

N

N

Y

Y

Y

S

H641

Place holder Film production tax credit

N

N

Y

Y

N

S

H654

Place holder Group insurance premiums and transfers

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

H658

Place holder Registration of fetal deaths

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

HCR1

Disclosure legis info Protects comm from FOIA N

N

Y

Y

Y

S2

State aviation fund use Allows use for planning, admin, mtce, equip, repai

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S4

Dialysis facility gross receipts Exempts from GRT for dialysis procedures

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

V

S 5

San Antonio Land Grt pol status Grants political subdivision status

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S7 C

Tax expenditure and budget reporting Requires a tax expenditure and dedicated revenue budget

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

S8

PRC commissioner qualifications Requires degree and relevant experience

Y

Y

Y

N

N

S

S9

State investment council chang Eliminates gov revises membership elections duties

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

S 10

Notice for surveys on land grant Repeals requirement for notice of survey

Y

Y

Y

Y

E

S

S12 NFMA Changes Changes composition, quorum requirements, cre

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

S14 C

Extend sustainable building tax 10 year extension

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S16 Public finance campaign chan Remove seed money requi, change match amts

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

S20 Raise probation costs for defen Raises fee from $30 to $50

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

S

S24 Local govt investment pool Increases % of general and bond funds that are p

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S25 Judicial retirement changes Changes age and length of service requirements

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

S27 Public employee retirement cha Reduce COL, increase contributions

N

Y

Y

Y

N

S

S35 No conviction for mtr vehicle off No conviction for reg., ins., or license if shown in ct

Y

Y

Y

Y

E

S

S36 Penalties for mtr vehicle offenses Adds and increases penalties

Y

Y

Y

Y

E

S

S37 Clarify driver license suspensions Adds penalties for driving on revoked license

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S38

Transfer community/land grant r Transfers registry from SOS to Land Grant Council

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S39

College dist bonds for computer Allows expenditure of bond funds for hardware

Y

Y

Y

E

Y

S

S40

No electronic communication Devices prohibited in jails and prison

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

S

S41

Background check for CYFD Allows check of potential placement home, fed

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

S

S43

Require health services pg wom Substance abuse facilities must offer service to pg

N

N

Y

Y

Y

PV

S51

Protective and undercover plat Regular license plates for undercover state vehicl

Y

Y

Y

N

N

S

S54

Local govt planning fund $2 M for local govt planning

Y

Y

Y

E

Y

S

S58

Reports to immunization registry Requires health care providers to report to immuni

N

N

Y

Y

Y

S

S60

Severance tax bond projects Authorizes issuance of severance tax bonds

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S65

Pre-release Medicaid for prison Requires assessments and applications be given

Y

N

Y

E

Y

V

S69

Insurance coverage for teleme Requires coverage of telemedicine services by ins

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S70

Ft. Stanton as historic site Change st. monument to historic site, add Ft Stant

Y

Y

Y

Y

E

S

S72

Race horse testing standards Race horse testing fund, capital outlay tax, nat’l st

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S73

Game & fish license suspension Requires setting definite time period of suspension

Y

Y

Y

N

N

S

S79

Electronic professional licen ren Allows agencies to provide for electronic renewal

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S81

Microbrew limit Increases volume limit for tax purposes

Y

Y

Y

Y

`Y

S

S90

Local govt campaign reporting Requires timely reporting and imposes penalties

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

PV

S91

NM commercial feed act Requires labeling, registration, inspection, samplin

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S93

City water storage tank contrac Allows municipalities to contract directly

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S94

Penalty for no boat floatation d $25 fine for failure to wear

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S99

Dental amalgam waste act Requires removal of amalgam before going to wa

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S101 C

Energy conservation bonds Provides for allocating and issuing bonds

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S106

Special temp fishing license Special license for nonresidents under 18

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S107

Uniform real property transfer on Allows transfer on death deeds for real property

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S113

Tobacco fund for CYFD prog $9,750,00 from tobacco fund to CYFD

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

S

S114

Legis retirement qualification Allows member to make up for missed eligibility pa

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

S115

Educational retirement changes Increase rates, age, and age service formula

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S116

Liquor tax small grower volume Increases volume limit and tax rate for small grow

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S118

Economic development fund re Extends reporting requirements for 3 years

Y

A

Y

Y

Y

S

S128

Prospective employee credit pri Prohibits use of credit history in hiring decisions

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

S131

Traffic ticket payment and repor Allows fine payment be mailed in and paid befor

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

S132

Enforcement of domestic violen Enacts interstate and foreign DV orders

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S138

Repeal fruit and veg standards Repeal of certain sections

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S139

Disposition of state owned anim Provides for K-9 dogs to go to trainer or be adopt

Y

Y

Y

N

E

S

S140

Poison and drug info center Creates NM poison and drug information center

Y

Y

Y

E

Y

S

S141

Protective vest for police dogs Allows purchase of vests from law enforcement fu

Y

Y

Y

E

Y

S

S143

Probation/parole officer case ld Increases max case load from 20 to 40

Y

Y

Y

E

Y

S

S145

Community corrections panels Eliminates state and local selection panels

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S146

Commercial code remittance tr Clarifies a number of rules

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

S147

Education technology definition Clarifies and rewrites definitions of technology

N

N

E

Y

Y

V

S149

DNA Admin center Provides for location and admin of a DNA center

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S152

Office of guardianship fund Creates fund

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S154

Hours for Sunday liquor sales Increases hours for Sunday sales

Y

Y

Y

Y

E

S

S156

Formulary changes Prohibit certain changes and require notice

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S158

Collateral conseq ofconviction Provides for collateral penalties from certain convi

Y

Y

Y

E

Y

V

S159

Civil reciprocal atty fee awards Allows in certain cases

N

N

Y

Y

Y

PV

S160

Bio diesel definitions Defines bio diesel and blended bio diesel

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S163

Change board and commission Extends a number of boards for another 6 years

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S164

Equalization guarantee sch of a Prohibits use of equalization $ for outreach and rb

Y

Y

Y

E

Y

S

S171

Disabilities subcommittee Creates a new subcommittee on disabilities

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

S

S172

Signed language practices boa Repeals that repeal of the board

Y

A

Y

Y

Y

PV

S173

Financial regulation fund Creates another special fund

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S176

Subdivision act definitions Clarifies exception to subdivision definition

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

S

S180

Trust company certificate fees Increases fees and capital requirements

Y

Y

Y

E

Y

S

S181

Professional license stds and bds Allow clinical fellows, increase fees, increase boar

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S182

Procurement code changes Require added procedure for sole source, expand

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S183

Replace GED Change name to high school equivalency diplom

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

S184

Plant protection act changes Change in definitions and inspection procedures

Y

Y

Y

E

Y

S

S185

Frontier communities program $100 K to develop program

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S190

DWI interlock leasing Provides for state providing for indigent offenders

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S192

Surety insurance contract Requires compliance with insurance code

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

S

S195

Bataan month Names April as Bataan-Corregidor month

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S196

Long term care partnership Requires establishing program

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S198

Hospital as stemi center Provides for certification and regulation

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S202

Farm driver license Restricted CDL for farming

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

S

S203

Juvenile detention Modifies requirements and expands options

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

S205

Real estate appraiser license Adds broker options

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S206

Portable electronics insurance Sets up and regulates

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S212

Nonresidential real estate brok Provides for license for nonresident broker

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S217

Authority for public security erms Delegates to local level

N

N

Y

Y

Y

V

S221

Health Insurance exchange Creates and provides for regulations

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S228

Water fund and acequia Authorizes loans and grants

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S231

School investments Allows schools to make investments within limits

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

S232

Gender neutral language Requires legis counsel service to use

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

S

S233

Worker comp atty fees Raises limits on fees

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S234

Chile advertising Expands violations of ad act

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S240

Space flight informed consent Amends liability circumstances and application pr

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S247

Childhood development service Exempts from procurement code requirements

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S248

Driver ed instructor Repeals requirement to be NM licensed driver

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S249

Construction inspectors Defines state wide inspector certifications

Y

Y

E

Y

Y

S

S258

Prof license for military and spou Recognize license from other jurisdictions

N

N

Y

Y

Y

PV

S259

Alcohol server training Require every 3 yr instead of 5

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S266

Architecture multiple source co Increases dollar limit

Y

Y

Y

A

N

S

S268

Fertilizer act Definitions, penalties for alteration, govt coopera

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S269

Medical equipment GRT Deduction for rental and sale

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

S271

Emergency mental evaluations Independent professional may make determinati

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

S

S274

Horse shelter rescue fund Creates new dedicated special interest fund

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S275

Worker’s comp clean up A number of administrative and operational chan

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

S

S283

Remove land from watershed di Provides for removal and cancellation of

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

S

S284 C

Valuation of renewable energy equip Provides valuation formula for valuing renewable facilities

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

S285

Higher ed facility tax Allows certain counties to levy property tax for

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

PV

S289

Senior tax freeze 5 year freeze for low income and disabled

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S294

Criminal records Provides expungement of criminal records

N

N

Y

Y

Y

V

S296

Prescription drug insurance Requires procedures for approval of drug covera

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S297

Children’s trust fund Expands program definition

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S299

Marriage licenses Clarifies and updates a number of requirements

Y

Y

Y

E

Y

S

S301

Scholarship eligibility Increases family income eligibility to $60 K

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S302

Home and charter schools Allows enrollment in some public school courses

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

S

S307

Public records Change recording standards and requirements

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S310

Hepatitis testing Repeals

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S311

HIV testing Allows disclosure of results

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S312

Unclaimed insurance benefits Requires good faith search, turn over to state

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S315

Comprehensive plans Specified required elements, set up commission

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

S320

Assistance animal Rename, dogs, horse, prohibit unrecognized ani

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

S

S321

C

School utilities Exempts schools from renewable energy charges

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

S326

Railroad fencing Provides for land owner enforcement

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S328

Motor carriers Sets quality of service standards

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S333

School lease Require approval, prohibit conflict of interest

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

S334

Unemployment fund Schedule, formula

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

S

S335

Assisted living Requires refund policy

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S339

State buildings Merge divisions and change name

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S340

Design/build projects Removes $10 M minimum

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S341

Building remodel Raises threshold for NFMA to approve

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S342

Ultra sound Allow use by nurses and midwife

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S345

Open containers Eliminates exceptions to open container law

Y

A

Y

N

N

S

S349

Public service atty loans Raises the cap on loan payments

Y

Y

Y

E

Y

S

S352

Airline employees Allows trade of hours with no OT pay required

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

S

S353

Local governments Update requirements for record indexing

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S365 C

Home visiting Requires home visiting program, provides rule

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S370

School rating Modified formula

N

A

Y

Y

Y

V

S371

Social media access Prohibits requesting pass words from prospective e

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S372

Barber and cosmetologist Gives power to issue cease and desist orders

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

S

S382

Excuses absence Excused absence required for pregnancy

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

S395

Whistle blowers Confidentiality for minimum wages complaints

N

N

E

Y

Y

V

S396

American made vehicles Exempts law enforcement from American made r

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S397

Local liquor tax Increase rates and clarify uses

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

S

S403

Health data base $20 for task force on all payer claims in Bern co

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

PV

S406

Dividend and property tax repor Allows greatest collection to avoid division or com

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S415

Mandatory parole Removes mandatory parole for sentence under yr

Y

N

A

Y

Y

V

S416 C

Minimum wage Raises the minimum wage to $8.50

N

N

Y

Y

Y

V

S422

Social media Prohibits schools from requesting student passwor

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S423

B&B beer and wine Allows B&B beer and wine licenses

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S424

Alcohol tasting permits Allows tasting at facilities

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S431

County firefighting Allows counties to contract with individuals

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S438

Municipal incorporation Adds additional requirements to incorporate

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S442

DWI Provides for interlocks after sentence completion

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S443

Government procurement Duties and exceptions defined

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S444

Horse race license Adding and increasing penalties for doping

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S447

Indian suicide Create Indian suicide prevention council

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

S

S448

Procurement debarring Revises provisions and conditions

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S458

Developmental disabilities Require legis approval for new facilities and servic

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

V

S464

School district solvency Provides accounting flexibility

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

S

S479

Subdivision water supply Requires adequate water by subdividers on land

N

N

Y

Y

Y

S

S480

Subdivision water permits Requires permit for sufficient water prior to plat ap

N

N

Y

Y

Y

S

S485

Nominating petitions Changes time for nominating petitions to be filed

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S490

Eyewitness procedures Procedures for increased eyewitness accuracy

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

S491

Post conviction DNA testing Provides for post conviction DNA testing

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

S495

Hospital bonds Additional bonding authority for Gila Regional Me

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PV

S497

Homeowner assn act Provides formation and operation of HOA’s

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S510

Ag property valuation Must be requested 30 days prior

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S539

Corporate tax Lowers rates

N

N

Y

Y

Y

PV

S555

State owned rail road property Procedures for sale or trade of state owned RR pr

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

S

S557

Rural job tax credit Clarify definitions and application

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S572

State offices $2.3 M for renovation & const, includes out of Sfe

Y

Y

Y

Y

E

S

S574

Suspension of utilities for military Allows suspension and then reconnection re depl

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S586

Health care Provides added payment sources

Y

Y

Y

E

Y

S

S587

School grades council Creates council to study school grading

N

N

Y

Y

Y

V

S588

Teacher and principal evaluat Creates council to create rating system

N

N

Y

Y

Y

V

S621 C

Place holder Caps on energy efficiency charges on utility bills

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

S630

Place holder Clarify lender reporting

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

S

S638

Place holder Registration of private colleges

Y

A

Y

Y

Y

S

Bill numbers in color are bills I commented on: Green = support Red = oppose

Action columns: KF = Kelly Fajardo AB = Alonzo Baldonado SE = Steven Easley CS = Clemente Sanchez

MS = Michael Sanchez SM = Susana Martinez

4 bills I supported passed both houses. 3 were signed and 1 was vetoed

9 bills I opposed passed both houses. 5 were signed and 3 were vetoed 1 is still in limbo (HB40)

I sent comments on 93 bills of which 60 were in opposition. Some were commented on several times as they moved through committees.

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Marita Noon: Obama Overreach Includes Energy

Marita Noon has graciously allowed us to post her material.  We are grateful to for her talents and as she has said elsewhere, this column is a little different in comparison to most she has written.  Enjoy!

Following the Conservative Political Action Conference—known as CPAC—it has been reported that the faithful feel discouraged, dispirited, and defeated. Dr. Ben Carson, who emerged from the Conference as the new conservative darling, has stated that America is heading for failure. Generally, I agree. However, I see a chink in the armor.

The alliance of the environmental lobby and big government advocates have been winning—Obama is back in the White House, the new cabinet members seem worse than the last, and the Keystone pipeline has become a battle line. With the victory, however, they’ve perhaps gotten over confident and pushed too hard. They’ve had a series of losses that have put them on the defense—and everyone knows, you win on the offense.

Their losses haven’t made headline news—making them easy to miss, and the alliance is not likely to beat a hasty retreat, but looking at them added together, I see an opening for a breakthrough.

In case you missed them, here are some of the recent reversals they’ve received:

·      On March 20, the Supreme Court shot down “overzealous greens” that hoped to “hobble the logging industry by reclassifying rural storm water runoff under the Clean Water Act’s ‘point source’ standards, which require costly federal permits.” The Court ruled: “more effective regulation could be done by states and state foresters.”

·      On March 19, the Obama Administration scrapped “a series of graphic warning labels on cigarette packages that were blocked by a federal appeals court”—a win for the “tobacco industry’s free-speech rights under the First Amendment.” Howard Koh, assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services, says the FDA won’t be deterred from implementing stronger warning labels.

·      Senator Dianne Feinstein’s gun-ban bill became a victim of friendly fire when, in a March 18 meeting, Majority Leader Harry Reid notified a “frustrated Feinstein” that her assault-weapon ban “wouldn’t be part of a Democratic gun bill.” The exclusion means “almost certain defeat” but, according to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s Ladd Everitt, it has “fired up gun violence prevention advocates.”

·      On March 15, hyper-liberal Bill Maher had an epiphany on his HBO show Real Time. In a conversation with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, regarding Paul Ryan’s budget, Maher announced that rich people “actually do pay the freight in this country.” He continued, calling the taxes the rich pay: “outrageous” and “ridiculous.” He warned his liberal friends: “you could actually lose me.”

·      Facing the reality of a nuclear attack, on March 15 the Obama administration announced a reversal on missile defense. In 2009, Obama killed the Bush administration’s plans for 14 US ground-based long-range missile interceptors—which are now, in opposition to the “Democratic Party’s long aversion to any kind of missile defense,” playing catch up. Missile Defense advocates are now vindicated.

·      Government overreach received a setback on March 11, when “a judge threw out New York City’s ban on supersized sugary drinks.” Judge Milton Tingling said the soda ban “would not only violate the separation of powers doctrine, it would eviscerate it.” And, that has the “potential to be more troubling than sugar sweetened beverages.”

The list could continue to include NBC’s ratings fall and Obama’s sudden shift in relations with Republicans, but you get the idea.

“Marita,” you might say, “this is an interesting list, and I get your point, but you write on energy, and none of this has anything to do with energy.”

Here are some similar setbacks to the left’s energy agenda:

·      Going back a couple of months, on January 25, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in a unanimous decision, found that the EPA was projecting far too much production of cellulosic ethanol and mandating the exaggerated fuel standards—confirming that “EPA’s renewable fuels program is unworkable and must be scrapped.” The nonexistent-fuel requirement is costing refiners $8 million dollars in fines paid to the federal government—which are passed on to consumer—due to the unreasonable 2012 mandate.

·      Last month, regulators met in California “hoping to hash out a solution to the peculiar stresses placed on the state’s network by sharp increases in wind and solar energy.” The state is “running low on conventional plants, such as those fueled by natural gas” and now “it doesn’t have the right mix.” Utility executives are predicting rolling brown outs as early as this summer. Other states with high dependence on wind and solar resources face similar problems.

·      “In a preemptive move to protect against possible court challenges,” “an early step toward President Barack Obama’s second-term goal of cutting emissions linked to climate change has hit a snag.” Reported on March 19: “The Obama administration is weighing changes to a proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule to limit emissions at new power plants.” The EPA’s rule would “essentially ban new coal-fired power plants”—which “may not withstand legal scrutiny.”

·      On March 20, another Solyndra-esque, government-funded solar panel manufacturer embarrassment came to light. SoloPower began the first round of layoffs just months after opening with a high-profile ribbon cutting and is now “selling some of its equipment through a third party and is attempting to restructure its $197 million federal loan guarantee.” The story shows that “politicians are proving to be lousy venture capitalists with this and other green energy subsidies.”

Again, this sampling of stories illustrates the cause for my optimism.

In war, and we are in a war, when one side sees signs of weakness, it is time to act and exploit the vulnerabilities; go on the offensive. The weapons we have are social media, email, and our telephones. Here are some of the battles we could win if we join in the fight for American jobs, economic growth, and affordable energy.

·      The Keystone pipeline is in the news again due to the recently released State Department report that concludes that it is environmentally safe. The pipeline, alone, has the unique ability to create jobs without taxpayer monies, spur economic growth in the states it will cross and other states that will participate in construction support, and lower the cost of gasoline through increased supply. We all need to add our “comments.” Tell the State department to end the four-year delay and approve the Keystone pipeline.

·      Anti-surface mining ads running in Tennessee on March 19 are just the latest in the war on coal. The war is raging against coal mining—which provides good paying jobs for thousands of Americans—and against coal-fueled power plants with 300+ scheduled for closure in the next few years and no possible replacement. We need an energy policy that works for each locale rather than one-size-fits-all requirements. For example, in New Mexico, we have coal-fueled power plants built right next to a coal mine, yet EPA regulations are shutting down five of the nine units. Likewise, West Virginia has an abundance of coal, and they, too, are closing plants. In the Pacific Northwest, hydropower is efficient, effective, and economical, but environmental groups are forcing their removal. Call or email the White House and tell the Obama administration to make good on the “all of the above” promise and not limit or mandate specific electricity sources.

·      Due to the combination of new technology and new applications of sixty-year-old technology, America now has an abundance of natural gas. Many markets across the globe need our natural gas—which could be liquefied and shipped worldwide and help the US trade deficit. In a free market, companies should be allowed to sell their products to the highest bidder, but due to trade agreements and the slow approval process of applications to build new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals, this boost to the economy is being stifled. LNG exports are one of the few issues that truly have bipartisan support—yet, environmentalists oppose them and the Department of Energy has been dragging its feet on LNG export applications. Contact your Senators and Representative and tell them to oppose legislation that would limit LNG exports.

There is more we could do, but together these simple steps—passed on to everyone you know through Facebook, Twitter, and your personal email list, and acted upon—can serve as our forlorn hope (the first wave of soldiers attacking a breach in defenses). Let’s band together with a common strategy, a surge, that can turnaround the current direction and make America great again.

Article From: http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/maritanoon/2013/03/24/obama-overreach-includes-energy-n1547434#

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Alaska Cold And Getting Colder

State Seal of Alaska.
State Seal of Alaska. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Up or Down, colder or warmer, man-made or natural course of things.  Gore says warming  and caused by man.  And he probably has a warm feeling since he has ripped the Albatross from his neck through the sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera.

Not now, but back in December 2012, the Alaska Dispatch reported Alaska was (get ready) not warming, but cooling in degrees over a certain period … still increasing in degrees of decline when the article was published.

While some employees of certain government agencies will rush to dash cold water on this Alaska cooling trend, we are sure cooler heads will prevail if the foregoing does not make their blood boil.

Anyway, just click on the link below to read the Dispatch piece:

Even The Flounders Are Floundering In The Cold

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Who Or What’s To Blame For Sandy?

Every so-called climate scientist is trying to sell his or her explanation for the cause of Sandy and other huge storm systems.  And as usual, humanity is touted more times than not as the primary cause.  Here’s a short video that say otherwise.

Blame Sandy On What?

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Christopher Mueli Presents: Annual Permaculture Meeting 9-29-12

 

Annual Permaculture Gathering

at La Resolana In Edgewood

Saturday, September 29, 2012

12:00 PM Site Tour

2:00 PM Potluck

3:00 PM Poetry of Hope in Dark Times — Bruce Noll

4:00 PM One Minute Announcements

4:05 PM Rainwater Harvesting —linking it all together on your site — Jim Brooks— Michael Young

Bruce Noll will share the poetry of hope selected from Frost, Sandberg, Whitman and his own writings. He has presented Walt Whitman’s “America” internationally and across America. Bruce recently “retired,” but will continue to teach poetry in the Honors Program at UNM.

Jim Brooks and Michael Young will share how they combine passive and active rainwater harvesting strategies into integrated rainwater systems. Jim is the founder of Soilutions, where Michael assists him in interpreting, engineering and documenting difficult terrain.

This free permaculture gathering will include a site tour of a variety of evolving rainwater harvesting techniques and strategies, path-making, and (young!) forest gardens.

Please bring friends and children, your favorite dish to share and your finest sunhat. Please car pool and leave pets at home.

Take I-40 to exit #187 (25 miles east of Albuquerque and 8 miles west of Moriarty). At the end of the off-ramp, go south two blocks to the stoplight at the intersection with H #333 (Smith’s Grocery will be on your left). Go straight up the hill on Edgewood Road #7 and turn right in ½ mile onto Moriarty Road (gravel). Go ¼ mile to #24 and turn right into my driveway or go straight ahead down the hill and park on your left.

I look forward to seeing everyone and meeting new friends! If you need a map or a timely update, please call me at (505) 281-4871.

Christian Meuli