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  1. NM House panel OKs bill to allow hemp farming for researchRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    A Senate bill that would allow farmers in the state to grow industrial hemp for research only has sailed through its first New Mexico House panel. The Agriculture, Water and Wildlife Committee Wednesday unanimously approved and moved Albuquerque Democrat Sen. Cisco McSorley's proposed legislation to the Judiciary Committee.

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  2. New Mexico Senate panel tables right-to-work billRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | KOB-TV

    A New Mexico Senate panel has voted along party lines to stop the advance of a bill that prohibits requiring workers to join a union and pay dues as a condition of employment. The Public Affairs Committee voted 5-3 Tuesday to table the measure that has drawn scores of people to the Capitol for hours of hearings.

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  3. Abortion bills assigned to New Mexico Senate committeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | KOB-TV

    A bill requiring parental notification before a minor could have an abortion will go to two New Mexico Senate committees instead of being heard by the full chamber over the objections of Republicans. The Senate on Tuesday voted 25-17 along party lines to reject the motion by Republican Sen. William Sharer of Farmington.

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  4. NM lawmaker criticized for comment about rapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    Some Republican New Mexico legislators are demanding an apology from the former Democratic Speaker of the House for a statement he made about the definition of rape. In a recording, Rep. Kenny Martinez, D-Grants, is heard saying, "Rape is defined in many ways.

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  5. NM Senate panel to take critical vote on right-to-work billRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    A Senate panel could stop the advance of a right-to-work bill that has drawn scores of people to the State Capitol for hours of hearings. The Public Affairs Committee is expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that prohibits requiring workers to join a union or to pay dues as a condition of employment and includes a 50-cent-per-hour minimum wage increase.

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  6. House passes bill to limit lobbying by former officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | KOB-TV

    The New Mexico House has passed a measure that would keep former elected leaders and other state officials from lobbying for two years after leaving their government positions. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Jim Dines of Albuquerque was approved Monday on a 57-10 vote.

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  7. Bill banning late-term abortion heads to NM SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2015 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    The Republican-controlled House passed the bill Friday night. If the bill passes the Senate and is signed by Gov. Susana Martinez, New Mexico would join 42 other states with the ban Abortions would still be permitted beyond the 20th week of pregnancy in cases of rape, incest or when a woman's life is in danger.

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  8. Reaction: NM 20-week abortion ban bill moves on to SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2015 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    The bill passed the House and is now on to the Senate. It bans abortion after 20 weeks except for in cases of rape, incest or when a woman's life is in danger.

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  9. House panel OKs bill that leaves cougars unprotectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2015 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    A bill that would allow the unlicensed hunting of cougars and other mountain cats in New Mexico has cleared a hurdle in the state Legislature. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the House Agriculture, Water and Wildlife Committee voted Friday 8-2 to move along legislation that would reverse a law that requires license to hunt cougars.

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  10. New Mexico House panel eyes state Cuban Trade OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2015 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    Under the proposal, the office would identify potential buyers in Cuba for New Mexico goods and services. The office also would assist New Mexico businesses with marketing in Cuba.

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  11. New Mexico House votes to ban late-term abortionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | KOB-TV

    The New Mexico House of Representatives has approved a ban on late-term abortions and is now debating a bill requiring parental notification within 48 hours when a minor is seeking to end a pregnancy. Supporters say the late-term abortion ban is designed to bring New Mexico in line with 42 other states that prohibit some abortions after a certain point in pregnancy.

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  12. Solitary confinement bill tabled in House committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | KOB-TV

    A bill aimed at protecting minors and mentally ill inmates was tabled Friday by the House Judiciary Committee just days after passing the House Safety and Civil Affairs Committee. Outlaws the practice of leaving minors in custody in solitary confinement, which is defined as isolation for 23 hours a day.

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  13. New Mexico House to take up abortion billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    The New Mexico House is expected to consider two abortion bills, one banning late-term abortions and the other requiring parental notification 48 hours before ending a minor's pregnancy. An analyst at the New York-based Guttmacher Insitute says the bills go further than any others proposed in state legislatures across the country.

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  14. NM looks to change investment in behavioral healthRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | KOB-TV

    In a state with some of the highest rates of suicide, mental illness and substance abuse-related deaths, legislation targeting high-risk areas with more money and treatment programs proven to work is winning bipartisan support. A bill that would establish behavioral health investment zones across New Mexico has passed the House on a 62-1 vote and is now pending in the Senate.

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  15. NM Pi on Coffee Co. opens coffee shop in AlbuquerqueRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    The family behind New Mexico Pion Coffee Company is offering its New Mexican tasting coffee at Pion Coffee House on 4545 Alameda NE near Jefferson. The company has been around for 20 years packaging and selling its own roasted coffee.

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  16. New Mexico House panel eyes new requirements for sheriffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | KOB-TV

    A New Mexico House panel is set to consider a proposal that would tighten eligibility rules for all sheriffs in the state. The House Safety and Civil Affairs Committee is scheduled Thursday to debate a bill that would call for sheriffs to have at least seven years of professional experience in law enforcement.

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  17. House committee passes bill toughening penalties for child pornRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    Currently, someone in New Mexico could download dozens of child pornography images and face only one charge, but that would change under the new bill. House Bill 251 would make "each separate image recorded, or each act performed publicly shall be prosecuted as an individual criminal offense."

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  18. New Mexico solitary confinement bill to go before committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    A New Mexico House panel is expected to revisit a solitary confinement reform proposal a week after a heated exchange sparked by a Democratic member ended a meeting. The House Safety and Civil Affairs Committee is set Tuesday to discuss a measure that would ban the use of solitary confinement on juveniles and inmates suffering from mental illness.

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  19. NM House unanimously passes 'Jasper's Bill'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | KOB-TV

    The New Mexico House of Representatives voted unanimously Monday evening to pass "Jasper's Bill," which bans people from going inside zoo pens or having unauthorized contact with animals. Cruelty to a zoo animal will be a petty misdemeanor, and extreme cruelty, including death, will be a fourth-degree felony, if the law passes.

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  20. NM House working on two concealed handgun billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | KOB-TV

    There are two bills heading through the New Mexico House of Representatives that would make it easier for New Mexicans to keep their concealed handguns. One bill would eliminate the fingerprint requirement when renewing licenses and drop the two-year refresher training course licensees are required to take.

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