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Legislative Update – March 26, 2009 – 48 Bills!

March 26, 2009

CROSSPOST JUDICIOUSLY! Don’t assume everyone will want to know about the 48 NM animal interest bills.

The next full update will be by Sunday, April 19, after the period of action allowed for the Governor has expired.

Concerned New Mexico Animal Owners
New Mexico 49th Legislature, First Session, 2009
Animal Related Legislation Summary, 48 Bills
Contact: Bob De Young (bobATtexaustralian.com…replace “AT” with @) to receive regular twice a week updates.

NOTICES
Results on “key” bills are:

  • HB159 (animal cruelty) : oppose until amended : died in committee
  • HB604 (elect instead of appoint game commissioners) : oppose : died in committee
  • HB667 (dangerous dogs) : conditional support : died on house vote
  • SB127 (shelter indemnity) : support : passed by legislature (Governor action pending)
  • SB391 (landowner takings of animals) : conditional support : died on house floor (no vote)

FORMAT FOR THE BILLS SUMMARY BELOW IS:
BILL : Sponsor
Bill Webpage
RECOMMENDED POSITION (SUPPORT, CONDITIONAL SUPPORT, OPPOSE UNTIL AMENDED, OPPOSE)
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION

Refer to the March 15 Legislative Update for more information on each bill.

HB 11 VALLES CALDERA ELK LICENSES : Wallace
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20%2011&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in Senate Public Affairs Committee

HB 68 NONGAME FISH CAPTURE OR KILLING : Campos J
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20%2068&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died on Senate vote

HB 82 INTENTIONALLY STARVING ANIMALS TO DEATH : Lundstrom
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20%2082&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : CONDITIONAL SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in House Judiciary Committee

HB 125 SOCORRO SPAY & NEUTER PROGRAM : Tripp
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20125&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : OPPOSE
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in House Appropriations & Finance Committee

HB 128 NMSU VETERINARY EDUCATION & RURAL PROGRAM : Tripp
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20128&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in House Appropriations & Finance Committee

HB 133 NMSU SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PROGRAM : Steinborn
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20133&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in House Appropriations & Finance Committee

HB 143 GAME & FISH PENALTY ASSESSMENT PAYMENTS : Barela
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20143&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died on Senate vote

HB 159 EXPAND CRUELTY TO ANIMALS : Park
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20159&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : OPPOSE UNTIL AMENDED
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in Senate Judiciary Committee

HB 204 EXTEND HORSE RACING ACT TO 2015 : Sandoval
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20204&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died on Senate floor (no vote)

HB 265 NO GAS CHAMBER FOR ANIMAL EUTHANASIA : Martinez K
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20265&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by legislature (Governor action pending)

HB 302 ESPANOLA ANIMAL SHELTER : Rodella
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20302&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : OPPOSE
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in House Appropriations & Finance Committee

HB 434 FAMILY VIOLENCE PROTECTION ACT REVISIONS : King
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20434&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : CONDITIONAL SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died on Senate floor (no vote)

HB 456 PURCHASE POLICE DOG PROTECTIVE VESTS : Tripp
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20456&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in Senate Finance Committee

HB 467 AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES CONTROL : Tripp
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20467&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by legislature (Governor action pending)

HB 567 FARM & RANCH COMMUNITY LICENSE PLATES : Egolf
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20567&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by legislature (Governor action pending)

HB 593 ANIMAL EUTHANASIA REQUIREMENTS : Martinez K
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20593&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by legislature (Governor action pending)

HB 594 FERAL HOG CONTROL : Ezzell
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20594&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by legislature (Governor action pending) – same bill as SB504

HB 604 STATE GAME COMMISSION MEMBER ELECTIONS : Tripp
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20604&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : OPPOSE
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in House Voters & Elections Committee

HB 645 BASS FISHING LICENSE PLATES : Tripp
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20645&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by legislature (Governor action pending)

HB 667 DANGEROUS DOG DEFINITIONS & PROSECUTION : Heaton
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20667&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : CONDITIONAL SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died on House vote

HB 696 NMSU VERTEBRATE WILDLIFE MUSEUM SUPPORT : Gutierrez
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20696&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in House Appropriations & Finance Committee

HB 772 4-H SUPPORT LICENSE PLATES : Hall
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20772&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by legislature (Governor action pending)

HB 781 EQUINE PROTECTION FUND : Nunez
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20781&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : CONDITIONAL SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in House Agriculture Committee

HB 875 GAME HUNTING OUTFITTER REQUIREMENTS : Garcia
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20875&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : CONDITIONAL SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in House Business & Industry Committee

HB 892 ANIMAL SHELTER EUTHANASIA REQUIREMENTS : Martinez K
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=%20892&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in House Appropriations & Finance Committee

HJM 4 WILDLIFE CORRIDOR INFO SHARING : Stewart
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=JM&legno=%20%20%204&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by legislature (joint memorials require no action by Governor)

HJM 15 TIERRA AMARILLA LAND GRANT LAND USE RIGHTS : Rodella
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=JM&legno=%20%2015&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died on Senate floor (no vote)

HJM 56 FFA & 4-H DAY : Hall
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=JM&legno=%20%2056&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by legislature (joint memorials require no action by Governor)

HJR 19 EXTEND DOWNS OF ALBUQUERQUE LEASE : Park
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=JR&legno=%20%2019&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by legislature (joint resolutions require no action by Governor)

HM 49 SPAY DAY ESPANOLA : Lujan
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=M&legno=%20%2049&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : CONDITIONAL SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by House (House memorials require no action by Governor)

SB 127 CUSTODY & CARE OF MISTREATED ANIMALS : Wirth
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=B&legno=%20127&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by legislature (Governor action pending)

SB 185 PET LICENSE PLATE FEES TO ANIMAL CARE FUND : Garcia M J
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=B&legno=%20185&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by legislature (Governor action pending)

SB 282 : NMSU SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PROGRAM : Beffort
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=B&legno=%20282&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in Senate Finance Committee

SB 313 CRUELTY TO ANIMALS INCLUDES ABANDONMENT : Eichenberg
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=B&legno=%20313&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : OPPOSE
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died on House floor (no vote)

SB 351 NMSU AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION EVENT ATTENDANCE : Campos
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=B&legno=%20351&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in Senate Finance Committee

SB 358 ESPANOLA ANIMAL SHELTER SERVICES : Martinez
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=B&legno=%20358&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : OPPOSE
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in Senate Finance Committee

SB 391 LANDOWNER TAKINGS OF CERTAIN ANIMALS : Sanchez
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=B&legno=%20391&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : CONDITIONAL SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died on House floor (no vote)

SB 471 CREATE NM RODEO COUNCIL : Munoz
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=B&legno=%20471&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in Senate Rules Committee

SB 492 SEIZURE & BRAND INSPECTION OF LIVESTOCK : Asbill
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=B&legno=%20492&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died on House floor (no vote)

SB 504 FERAL HOG CONTROL : Griego
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=B&legno=%20504&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by legislature (Governor action pending) – same bill as HB594

SB 553 COUNTY CATTLE GUARDS NEAR SCHOOL BUS ROUTES : Ulibarri
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=B&legno=%20553&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by legislature (Governor action pending)

SB 562 JUNIOR RODEO FINALS IN NEW MEXICO : Munoz
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=B&legno=%20562&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in Senate Finance Committee

SB 669 DISABLED VETERAN GAME & FISH BENEFITS : Rodriguez
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=B&legno=%20669&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : CONDITIONAL SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by legislature (Governor action pending)

SJM 42 DAY OF THE ROADRUNNER : Sapien
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=JM&legno=%20%2042&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by legislature (joint memorials require no action by Governor)

SJM 43 FFA & 4-H DAY : Griego
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=JM&legno=%20%2043&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by legislature (joint memorials require no action by Governor)

SJM 49 VALLES CALDERA MANAGEMENT HEARINGS : Eichenberg
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=JM&legno=%20%2049&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Died in Senate Rules Committee

SM 32 VALLES CALDERA MANAGEMENT HEARINGS : Eichenberg
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=S&legtype=M&legno=%20%2032&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by Senate (Senate memorials require no action by Governor)

SM 68 ESPANOLA PIT FIX MONTH : Martinez
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?Chamber=S&LegType=M&LegNo=68&year=09
RECOMMENDED POSITION : CONDITIONAL SUPPORT
LEGISLATURE/GOVERNOR ACTION : Passed by Senate (Senate memorials require no action by Governor)

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