With the Legislature meeting behind closed doors in a “virtual” environment, the potential for mischief is extreme in the 2021 Legislature. We know that Gov. Lujan Grisham has a few stated priorities for the session, but when it comes to the most “progressive” (big-government-oriented) Legislature in New Mexico history, some truly awful bills will be introduced (and possibly passed).
In a 60 day session there will be plenty of bills introduced, but here are a few “pre-filed” and early candidates. We recommend you 1) sign up for our email list at this page, 2) check our “Freedom Index” regularly 3) use the bill tracking feature on the Legislature’s website to track notable bills.
Here are SOME of the initial “worst of the worst” starting in the Senate (this is the New Mexico Legislature, this list will get pretty long once all bills are introduced).
SB 11: Imposes regulations on vehicles to drastically reduce CO2 emissions from motor vehicles used in New Mexico;SB 55: Require social, cultural, and racial “impact statements” for all bills in the Legislature;
SB 31: Require every school district in New Mexico hire at least one full-time nurse;
SB 56: Increase New Mexico’s top personal income tax rate to 8.2%;
SB 89: Increase New Mexico’s top personal income tax rate to 6.5%;
SB 63: Require ALL newly-constructed schools to have photovoltaic solar panels;
SB 67: Requires ALL new energy to be “green” produced with renewables;
SB 81: Requires a “racial impact statement” for all crime legislation;
SB 130 Requires 75% of New Mexico State-owned vehicles to be powered by electricity;
SB 132 Requires ALL newly-constructed homes to have photovoltaic solar panels AND charging stations for electric vehicles;
SJR 3 Enacts “green” amendment to New Mexico’s Constitution.
We’ll look at the worst bills from the House tomorrow.