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Legislative Updates

New Mexico Legislative Updates

3/3/2015


NEW MEXICO HOUSE APPROVES TWO CONCEALED CARRY REFORM BILLS

On Monday, the New Mexico House of Representatives approved House Bill 106 by Rep. Paul Bandy (R-Aztec) on a 48-19 vote, with the measure receiving unanimous support from the House Republican Caucus and roughly a dozen members of the minority party (here's a link to the vote: http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/15%20regular/votes/HB0106HVOTE.pdf.)  HB 106 extends the renewal period for a concealed handgun license from 60 to 90 days before and after it expires, removes the fingerprint requirement for license renewals and eliminates the mid-term two-year refresher course.  Additionally, the House approved House Bill 189 by Rep. Randy Crowder (R-Clovis) on 39-26 vote, with this legislation also receiving unanimous support from the Republican Caucus plus a handful of Democrats (here's a link to the vote: http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/15%20regular/votes/HB0189HVOTE.pdf.)  HB 189 also eliminates the two-hour refresher course and extends the term of a license from four to five years. 

These measures both move to the Senate for consideration, where they await committee referrals.  They will most likely be referred to the Senate Public Affairs and Senate Judiciary Committee.  A link to committee members and their contact information can be found here: http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/committees_standing.aspx Please begin contacting committee members and urging them to SUPPORT HB 106 & HB 189.

Federal Legislative Updates


Status of Right-to-Carry Reciprocity
Important "Ivory" Bill Introduced
Interstate Transportation of Firearms and Ammunition Bill Introduced
NRA Backs Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015
Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act Introduced



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NM U.S. Representatives


Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (1st District)

214 Cannon House Office Building
Washington D.C 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6316
Fax: (202) 225-4975

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Congressman Steve Pearce (2nd District)

2432 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington D.C 20515
Phone: 855-4-PEARCE (732723) or (202) 225-2365

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Congressman Ben Ray Lujan (3rd District)

2446 Rayburn HOB
Washington D.C 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6190
Fax: (202) 226-1528

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Senator Martin Heinrich

702 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington D.C 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5521
Fax: (202) 228-2841

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Senator Tom Udall 
531 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington D.C 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6621
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Speaker of the House John Boehner

H-232 The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-0600
Fax: (202) 225-5117
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