NM Special Session adjourned, senate bills passed

Here’s a quick rundown of the bills which passed during this special session and are now awaiting the Governor’s signature or veto:

House Bill 1: Is the solvency bill which would keep state spending mostly flat for the next year.

House Bill 5: Would establish a civil rights commission.

House Bill 6: Waives some tax penalties during the pandemic and allows for increased temporary state payments to cities and counties.

Senate Bill 3: Establishes a low-interest loan program for small businesses and local governments.

Senate Bill 4: Makes temporary changes for the 2020 general election and allows independent voters to change their party affiliation at polling sites.

Senate Bill 5: Is a savings bill which cancels stalled capital outlay and road projects.

Senate Bill 8: Requires law enforcement officers to wear cameras.

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