The Senate Judiciary Committee consists of 5 lawyers, a former school teacher, a businessman, and a farmer
In hearing HB 7 Reproductive and Gender-Affirming Health Care, the lawyers on the committee admitted that the amendment to the bill was unreadable. They passed it anyway. The fact that the bill is an assault on the first amendment rights of public employees and that the bill protects predatory teachers was not mentioned.
In the wake of children possessing handguns resulting in murder, the bill requiring guns to be locked away and out of the reach of children, HB 9, is the first piece of gun legislation to reach Governor Lujan Grisham’s desk.
In addition, SB 11 Paid Family Leave and SB 4 Free School Meals have both passed the Senate.