New Mexico’s legislature convened on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 far a “long” or 60-day session. This year, anti-abortion extremists are busy congratulating themselves. They believe that their protests, which are known for their graphic imagery and highly controversial public ministry tactics such as targeting doctors at their homes and neighborhoods, forced the Governor to publicly announce her support for bills banning abortion later in pregnancy and forcing parental notification by minors.
We will be working with our partners in the NM Coalition for Choice, just as we have done so effectively for years, to make sure these bills and any others that are introduced never put the care a woman needs and deserves-and is her legal and human right-further out of reach.
To make sure you are ready help us to defeat any anti-woman, anti-family legislation.
SB 437 PHYSICIAN ADMITTING PRIVILEGES FOR ABORTIONS – Tabled Senate Public Affairs Cmte, 3/3/15
HB 390 LATE-TERM ABORTION BAN – Passed House R&PA Cmte, 2/23/15; Passed House Judiciary Cmte, 3/2/15; Passed the House 3/6/15; Tabled by Senate Public Affairs 3/15/15; Motions to have the bill moved off the committee table and considered by the full Senate 3/13/15, 3/19/20, 3/20/15 failed.
HB 391 PARENTAL NOTIFICATION OF ABORTION ACT – Passed House R&PA Cmte, 2/23/15; Passed House Judiciary Cmte, 3/2/15; Passed the House 3/6/15; Tabled by Senate Public Affairs 3/15/15; Motions to have the bill moved off the committee table and considered by the full Senate 3/13/15, 3/19/20, 3/20/15 failed.
SB 652 WOMAN’S INFORMED DECISION ACT, assigned to Senate Public Affairs Cmte, no hearing scheduled
Bills we are supporting
HB 37 PREGNANT WORKER ACCOMMODATION ACT, Tabled in House Regulatory and Public Affairs Cmte, 2/18/15
HB 387 NO PARENTAL RIGHTS FOR CERTAIN CRIMES, Passed House Regulatory and Public affairs Cmte, 2/19/15; Passed House Judiciary Cmte 3/5/15; passed House 3/11/15. Committee substitute passed Senate Public Affairs Cmte 3/19/15.
HB 503 MATERNAL MORTALITY PREVENTION ACT, assigned to House Health Cmte
HB 504 WOMEN’S HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE, assigned to House Health Cmte
HM 2 PARENTAL PAID-LEAVE WORKING GROUP, Passed House Health Cmte, 2/26/15; Passed House Business and Employment Cmte 3/12/15; Passed the House of Representatives 3/19/15. No additional action is needed for a Memorial.
SB 137 PREVENTION OF BIRTHS AMONG ADOLESCENTS, Passed Senate Public Affairs Cmte 3/4/25
HB 349 DENTAL HEALTH ACT CHANGES & THERAPISTS, Passed House Regulatory and Public affairs Cmte 2/24/15; Passed House Health Cmte 3/12/15: Passed the House of Representatives 3/16/15. Tabled in Senate. Replaced by SM 136 which directs the Legislature to create a Dental Therapist Task Force to prepare legislation for introduction in the 2016 legislative session establishing the licensure and practice of dental therapists in the state. SM 136 passed the Senate 3/20/15. No additional action is needed for a Memorial.
SB 393 SAFE SCHOOLS FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT, Passed Senate Education Cmte 3/2/15, Tabled Senate Judiciary Cmte 3/12/15