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Legislation To Give Judges Full Picture Of Criminal Histories Passes House

on January 27, 2016 - 7:42am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  A bill that will give judges access to the full criminal histories of violent offenders passed the House Regulatory and Public Affairs Committee by a 7-0 vote.
 
House Bill 72, also called Jaydon’s Law, is sponsored by Reps. Nate Gentry and Paul Pacheco.
 
“Currently, judges don’t have access to a complete view a criminal defendants violent criminal history,” Gentry said. “This bill will give them the information they need to make fully informed sentencing and pre-trial decisions.”
 
Current law prohibits judges from considering the juvenile record of an adult offender

Bipartisan Legislation To Allow Local Governments To Implement Curfews Passes First Committee

on January 27, 2016 - 7:32am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  Yesterday bipartisan legislation that would authorize local governments to impose curfews on minors under the age of 16 from midnight to 5 a.m. passed the House Regulatory and Public Affairs Committee by a 4-3 vote.
 
The bill, HB 29, is sponsored by Republican Rep. Nate Gentry and Democrat Rep. Carl Trujillo.
 
“No good can come from young teens roaming the streets after midnight,” Gentry said. “This legislation will protect our children from the dangerous situations that result from unsupervised minors being out on the street during the early morning hours.”
 
The

WIPP: Revised Schedule For Resumption Of Operations In 2016 Announced

on January 27, 2016 - 7:20am
WIPP News:
 
The Department of Energy’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) approved the new integrated Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).
 
The new PMB integrates WIPP recovery activities, baseline operations and capital asset projects into a single plan with a schedule that identifies a path to resumption of waste emplacement operations.
 
The new PMB considers potential risks that could impact the project and adds appropriate contingency to the schedule to help ensure activities can be achieved safely.
 
The new PMB schedule shows the initial resumption

'Three Strikes' Legislation Passes First Committee

on January 27, 2016 - 7:17am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  Legislation to reform New Mexico’s existing “three strikes” law, also referred to as “Lilly’s Law,” passed the House Regulatory and Public Affairs Committee Thursday Jan. 21, on a party-line vote.
 
House Bill 56 is sponsored by Rep. Paul Pacheco. The bill would help close New Mexico’s criminal justice revolving door that has allowed dangerous career criminals out of jail free to commit additional acts of violence.
 
“The current statute is a three strikes law in name only,” Pacheco said. “Judges need this tool in order to reduce violent crime in the state.

AG Joins U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force

on January 27, 2016 - 7:15am
OAG Deputized US Marshals. Courtesy photo
 
NMAG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Five special agents for the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General, one APD officer and one Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy were sworn in Jan. 20 as Special Deputy United States Marshals as Task Force Officers (TFO). 
 
They will be joining many law enforcement officials from throughout New Mexico actively participating in the South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force.
 
“These newly deputized U.S.

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus: Thank You Los Alamos!

on January 26, 2016 - 7:52pm

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus this evening at the Municipal Building upon hearing the Special School District Mill Levy Question passed 4,095 to 1,698 said, 'Thank you parents, thank you community, we appreciate your support and will get busy improving the schools.' Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Voters Overwhelmingly Support HB33 Mill Levy For Los Alamos Public Schools!

on January 26, 2016 - 7:13pm
HB33 Mill Levy Election Presiding Judge Kim Thomas places ballots in the machine to be counted just before 7 p.m. today at the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Deputy County Clerk Adriana Ortiz checks the lobby for final voters just before the LAPS Special Election ends at 7 p.m. today. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover, standing, this evening with members of the election committee at the Municipal Meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Staff Report
 
Los Alamos County voters have overwhelmingly

LACDC Draws State Attention To Los Alamos

on January 26, 2016 - 8:50am

Chamber Member Services Coordinator Darla Ridilla, Chamber Manager Nancy Partridge and LACDC Marketing Manager Ryn Herrmann at the LACDC booth during Monday's Legislative Reception in Santa Fe. Legislators and State officials stopped by the booth to visit and hear the latest news about the Los Alamos community. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Medical Center Marketing Director Mary Beth Maassen stopped by the LACDC booth to visit with Chamber Manager Nancy Partridge, left, and Chamber Member Services Coordinator Darla Ridilla during Monday's Legislative Reception in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

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