The 2021 NM Legislative Session: Overview

This year’s New Mexico Legislative Session runs two months, from January 19 to March 20.

Tewa Women United and our community partners will be engaging with issues during the session that are related to our mission of ending violence against women, girls, and our Earth Mother. We’ll share updates throughout the session and encourage you to take part in calls to action.

To prepare for this session, it’s helpful to know your legislators. Find them here.

Here’s an overview of the bills that we are supporting, as well as legislation that may impact Native/Rural Communities within New Mexico.

Legislation Supported by Tewa Women United

BillLegislation NameInformation on the bill can be found here:
SB 96MATERNAL MORTALITY CASE REVIEWShttps://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=S&legType=B&legNo=96&year=21
SB 10REPEAL ABORTION BANhttps://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=S&legType=B&legNo=10&year=21
HB 7REPEAL ABORTION BANhttps://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=7&year=21
SB 86USE OF WATER FOR OIL & GAS OPERATIONShttps://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=S&legType=B&legNo=86&year=21
SB 83LOCAL CHOICE ENERGYhttps://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=S&legType=B&legNo=83&year=21
SB 84COMMUNITY SOLAR ACThttps://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=S&legType=B&legNo=84&year=21
HB 106COMMUNITY SOLARhttps://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=106&year=21
HB 50PRIVATE RIGHT OF ACTION FOR CERTAIN STATUTEShttps://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=50&year=21
HB 208MISSING & MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN TFhttps://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=208&year=21
SJR 3ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS / THE GREEN AMENDMENThttps://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=S&legType=JR&legNo=3&year=21
SB 149PROHIBIT NEW FRACKING LICENSEShttps://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=S&legtype=B&legno=149&year=21

Legislation that may impact Native/Rural Communities within New Mexico

Bill Legislation NameInformation on the bill can be found here:
HB 9CLIMATE
SOLUTIONS ACT 
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=9&year=21 
HB 25 LESC STUDY OF
PUBLIC & POST-SECONDARY ED
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=25&year=21 
HB 29NO SCHOOL DISCRIMINATION
FOR HAIR
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=29&year=21 
HB 30WATER LEASE & USE EFFECTIVE DATES https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=30&year=21 
HB 37PAID SICK LEAVE ACT https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=37&year=21 
HB 38PAID FAMILY &
MEDICAL LEAVE ACT
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=38&year=21 
HB 39PIRO/MANSO/TIWA TRIBAL RECOGNITION https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=39&year=21 
HB 73HUMAN TRAFFICKING
& CHILD EXPLOITATION ACT 
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=73&year=21 
HB 84 NATIVE LANGUAGE EDUCATION PROGRAM UNIT https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=84&year=21 
HB 85YAZZIE LAWSUIT RESPONSE FUNDING https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=85&year=21 
HB 86NATIVE AMERICAN LIBRARY, INTERNET & EDUCATION https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=86&year=21 
HB 87YAZZIE LAWSUIT HIGHER ED FUNDING https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=87&year=21 
HB 136 OIL & GAS SUBDIVISION PARCELS https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=136&year=21 
SB 55SOCIAL, RACIAL & CULTURAL IMPACT STATEMENTS https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=S&legType=B&legNo=55&year=21 
SB 80 NO SCHOOL DISCRIMINATION FOR HAIR https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=S&legType=B&legNo=80&year=21 
SB 81 RACIAL IMPACT OF CERTAIN LEGISLATION https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=S&legType=B&legNo=81&year=21 
SB 118FOOD ACCESSIBILITY ACT https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=S&legType=B&legNo=118&year=21 
SB 172TRIBAL NATURAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=S&legType=B&legNo=172&year=21 
SB 193RURAL EQUITY OMBUDSMANhttps://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=S&legType=B&legNo=193&year=21 
SB 204RURAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACThttps://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=S&legType=B&legNo=204&year=21 
SB 278STATE INDIAN WELFARE CHILD ACT https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=S&legType=B&legNo=278&year=21 
SJR 3ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS, CA https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=S&legType=JR&legNo=3&year=21 

Additional Resources

How a Bill Becomes Law in New Mexico (from Forward Together)

TWU’s Partner Organizations: