Key Votes

2010 New Mexico Key Votes

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3/03 NM SB 10 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (38 - 28) 3/03 NM HB 3 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (41 - 26) 3/02 NM SB 10 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 15) 2/18 NM SB 112 Authorizing Severance Tax Bonds and Allocating Proceeds Bill Passed - House (37 - 31) 2/18 NM SB 254 Eliminating Criminal Conviction Disclosure on State Employment Applications Bill Passed - House (54 - 14) 2/18 NM SB 40 Authorizing Concealed Weapons in Restaurants that Serve Alcohol Bill Passed - House (54 - 12) 2/17 NM HB 150 Hispanic Education Act Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13) 2/17 NM SB 26 Establishing the Domestic Violence Commission Bill Passed - House (33 - 22) 2/17 NM HB 12 Health Insurer Service Reimbursement Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 16) 2/17 NM SB 148 Excluding Gender for Health Insurance Deliberation Bill Passed - House (50 - 17) 2/16 NM Holguin Nomination Neri Holguin, Environmental Improvement Board (17 - 25) 2/16 NM HB 178 Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act Bill Passed - House (34 - 31) 2/16 NM HB 231 Authorizing Education Retirement Board Pension Disclosure Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18) 2/16 NM SB 216 Repeal "Guilty but Mentally Ill" Plea Bill Passed - House (40 - 21) 2/16 NM HB 118 Prohibiting Lobbyist and Contractor Campaign Contributions Bill Passed - House (46 - 24) 2/13 NM SB 10 Limiting Food Tax Deduction to Staple Foods Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 19) 2/12 NM HB 178 Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act Bill Failed - House (33 - 37) 2/12 NM SB 112 Authorizing Severance Tax Bonds and Allocating Proceeds Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 17) 2/12 NM SB 40 Authorizing Concealed Weapons in Restaurants that Serve Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 15) 2/12 NM SB 254 Eliminating Criminal Conviction Disclosure on State Employment Applications Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 4) 2/11 NM SB 216 Repeal "Guilty but Mentally Ill" Plea Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 19) 2/11 NM HB 12 Health Insurer Service Reimbursement Bill Passed - House (46 - 21) 2/10 NM SB 148 Excluding Gender for Health Insurance Deliberation Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15) 2/10 NM HB 150 Hispanic Education Act Bill Passed - House (44 - 25) 2/10 NM HB 276 New Mexico Air Quality Act Amendments Bill Failed - House (32 - 33) 2/09 NM HB 162 Severance Bonds For Tribal Infrastructure Bill Passed - House (42 - 24) 2/09 NM HB 53 Financial Literacy as School Math Requirement Bill Passed - House (46 - 22) 2/09 NM HB 10 Prohibiting Hand-Held Cell Phone Use While Driving Bill Passed - House (35 - 30) 2/08 NM SB 531 Legislative Finance Committee Review of Confidential Information Veto Override Passed - Senate (34 - 8) 2/08 NM HB 17 Prohibiting Domestic Violence Offenders from Being Peace Officers Bill Passed - House (48 - 19) 2/05 NM HB 119 Temporary Gross Receipts and Compensating Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (34 - 32) 2/05 NM HB 2 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - House (43 - 25) 2/05 NM HB 270 Including State and Local Taxes as Taxable Income Bill Failed - House (33 - 34) 2/05 NM HB 9 Income Tax Surtax Bill Passed - House (36 - 32) 2/05 NM HB 120 Increasing Tax Withholding Requirements Bill Passed - House (42 - 25) 2/04 NM SB 26 Establishing the Domestic Violence Commission Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 8)

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.