Governor Acts On Legislation

Gov. Susana Martinez
SANTA FE — Wednesday March 9, Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation helping the Department of Transportation to deliver high-quality road construction projects, at a lower cost, in less time.
House Bill 206, sponsored by Representatives Cathrynn Brown, R-Carlsbad and Lucky Varela, D-Santa Fe, and Senate Bill 215, sponsored by Sen. John Arthur Smith, D-Deming, will allow the New Mexico Department of Transportation to use design-build procurement for certain large, critical highway infrastructure projects.
This allows one company to design and construct these projects, saving valuable time, resources, and money, while further improving New Mexico’s roads and highways.
Additionally, the Governor signed three pieces of legislation relating to capital project spending in New Mexico. A lengthy message explaining Martinez’ actions on these bills can be found here.
Martinez also acted on the following legislation:
  • Signed House Bill 242 — Permanent Distribution to Aviation Fund [MESSAGE]
  • Signed House Bill 250 — Uniform Money Services Act [MESSAGE]
  • Signed Senate Bill 113 — Assisted Outpatient Treatment Act [MESSAGE]
  • Signed House Bill 283 — Unemployment Compensation Contribution Rates [MESSAGE]
  • Signed Senate Bill 78 — Osteopath Licensure and Act Changed [MESSAGE]
  • Signed House Bill 219 — Severance Tax Bond Projects [MESSAGE]
  • Signed Senate Bill 122 — General Obligation Bond Projects [MESSAGE]
  • Signed Senate Bill 172 — Capital Outlay Reauthorizations [MESSAGE]
  • Signed Senate Bill 270 — Off-Highway Vehicles on Paved Roads [MESSAGE]
  • Signed Senate Bill 108 — Insurance Licensing Provisions [MESSAGE]
  • Vetoed House Bill 70 — Hearing Aid Option Information [MESSAGE]
  • Vetoed House Bill 187 — Alternative Level 3-B School Licensure [MESSAGE]
  • Vetoed Senate Bill 36 — Developmental Disabilities Annual Reporting [MESSAGE]
  • Vetoed Senate Bill 79 — Forfeited Lottery Prizes to Scholarship Fund [MESSAGE]
  • Vetoed Senate Bill 224 — Advanced Mapping Fund for Rio Grande Trail [MESSAGE]
  • Vetoed House Bill 203 — Increase Amount for Indigent Use of Interlock [MESSAGE]
  • Vetoed Senate Bill 210 — Create Court Language Access Fund [MESSAGE]
  • Vetoed Senate Bill 97 — Create Judge Pro Tempore Fund [MESSAGE]