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March 3, 2023

Updated: Jan 26

HM 47 Mescalero Reservation 150th Anniversary

Recognizes and celebrates the one hundred-fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation in the House of Representatives and throughout New Mexico.

This memorial passed the house unanimously.

HB 207/a – Expand Human Rights Act Scope

Amends the Human Rights Act to extend provisions against discrimination to any governmental entity or public contractor that refuses, limits or places conditions on services to a person in

a protected category. Clarifies that those categories include gender, as well as gender identify, and mental disability. Adds new definitions.

House Bill 207 is a wide sweeping “Human Rights” Bill that would drastically affect most schools, churches and institutions across New Mexico by changing definitions that would now include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” and adds gender in the definition of


In short, this bill would allow people, young and old, who have a gender identity different from their biological gender to enter bathrooms of different biological sex, play in sports of different sex. Unfortunately, it goes even further! This bill would significantly ignore the will of the vast majority of people’s, especially parents, thoughts and rights on how they want to raise their children and ignores their religious rights.

HB 207 is carried by Representatives Kristina Ortez (Taos), Andrea Romero (Santa Fe), Linda Serrato (Santa Fe) and Senator Carrie Hamblen (Las Cruces). According to Representative Ortez, gender is how you identify yourself and gender identity is how other identify you. Apparently gender identity is not final it can change and does.

No parent wants their child harassed or discriminated against! I believe, most parents wants their rights acknowledged equally (Not Controlled by less than 10% of population). This bill risks the majority of children and ignores parental rights.

This bill passed the house 47 – 20. I voted no.

HB 360/aa – National FFA License Plate Support

Directs the Motor Vehicle Division to issue a special registration plate indicating support for the National Future Farmers of America at a cost of $35 to registration fee and a $25 annual renewal fee, $10 of which is appropriated to the Department of Transportation for the cost of making and issuing the plates.

This bill passed the house unanimously. I am proud to be a sponsor of this bill.

HB 512 – Public Property Sales and Counties

For purposes of disposing of obsolete, worn-out or unusable tangible personal property and sale of real property, separates counties from the term “local public body” (as municipalities and school districts already are). This has the effect of exempting counties from the statutory rules (Chapter 13, Article 6) governing such sales or other disposals of property.

This bill passed the house unanimously.

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