Governor Acts On Legislation To Help Diversify New Mexico’s Economy And Create More Jobs


ALBUQUERQUE—Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation Tuesday to help diversify New Mexico’s economy and create more jobs.

Senate Bill 356, sponsored by Sen. Jacob Candelaria, D-Albuquerque and Rep. Jason Harper, R-Rio Rancho, makes the hearing process for tax disputes truly independent, so that taxpayers do not have to appear before the same agency that is billing them.

Senate Bill 352, sponsored by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, allows the state to offer companies looking to relocate to New Mexico an economic development rate for their electric utilities. This will further help recruit new businesses to New Mexico to create more jobs.

Senate Bill 233, sponsored by Sen. Pat Woods, R-Broadview and Rep. Carl Trujillo, D-Santa Fe, provides much-needed predictability to businesses to prevent increases in workers’ compensation insurance costs for temporary disability benefits.

Martinez also acted on the following legislation: 

Signed House Bill 39 — Tax Refunds for Senior Services (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 53 — No Compelled Medication for Some Students (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 54 — Anesthesiology Assistant Definitions (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 65 — Autocycle Definitions and Requirements (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 85 — Commercial Code and Voidable Transactions (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 103 — Autism Awareness License Plate (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 155 — Lobbyist Employer Registration (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 164 — School Transportation Information Reporting (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 165 — Remove AYP References in School Code (MESSAGE)
Signed Senate Bill 4 — Volunteer Firefighter Retirement Service Credit (MESSAGE)
Signed Senate Bill 8 — Charter School Education Tech Equipment (MESSAGE)
Signed Senate Bill 61 — Affordable Housing Act Changes (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 171 — Birthing Workforce Retention Fund Awards (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 178 — Career Technical Education Courses and Terms (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 212 — Crisis Triage Service Reimbursement Rate (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 216 — Assignment of Film Production Tax Credits (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 236 — Increase Severance Tax Permanent Fund Flows (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 263 — Geothermal Renewable Energy Certificates (MESSAGE)
Signed Senate Bill 249 — Geothermal Renewable Energy Certificates (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 274 — Prescription Synchronization (MESSAGE)
Signed House Bill 287 — Secretary of State Copying Services (MESSAGE)

Vetoed House Bill 146 — Instructional Material Definitions and Changes (MESSAGE)
Vetoed House Bill 332 — Reduce Probation Time for Good Behavior (MESSAGE)

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