Legislation is moving through both houses of the legislature. Here are some updates on legislation you maybe following and/or are interested in.
--> Identity Theft Protection - listen to the audio - ( Download and play ID-theft.mp3 )
The Credit Security Freeze-aimed at Identity Theft-- will hits the Senate Floor today.
Please call all Senators to pass Senate Judiciary Committee Substitute for 448 and 165.
Senator Bill Sharer (R-Farmington) had an industry-backed bill. We got everyone together and hammered out a compromise, which was passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday. We are still trying to accommodate the auto dealers-who want consumers to be able to "thaw" their credit almost immediately.
Miss New Mexico, a victim of identity theft, who has made this her platform, was at the Capitol Friday to help. And many others have sent e-mails. Keep 'em coming. We're a long way from home.
--> Victory for Young Women with Passage of HPV Vaccination Coverage - listen to audio -
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I'm pleased that my SB 407 passed which requires insurance companies to cover the cost of HPV vaccinations. This is good news for young women in New Mexico. Listen to find out more.
--> Ditches with Trails Hits a Snag - listen to the audio - ( Download ditches-trails.mp3 )
One of the most encouraging projects for both the North and South Valleys- the Ditches with Trails Project-was dealt a setback Friday when Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee failed to pass a bill that would have transferred liability from the Conservancy or other Irrigation Districts to the State Parks Department, the City or other entities agreeing to manage and accept responsibility for the public trail.
SB 486 was aimed at resolving a problem that has kept the MRGCD from opening the ditches running up and down the valley to full public access, a necessary ingredient for trail development now planned in the Los Griegos area of the North Valley and the Atrisco area in the South Valley.
Call member of the Judiciary Committee, particularly Senator Linda Lopez (D- Albuquerque), who represents the South Valley, and Senator. Cisco McSorley (D-Albuquerque) to get them to change their vote and move the bill along.