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01 June

2017 Legislative Session Report

Posted by:Cody
The Special Session, which convened May 24 and concluded May 30, was called to order to approve the state budget for FY2018. House Bill 1 was drafted, introduced, voted by the Legislature and approved by Governor Susana Martinez. 
07 March

Gubernatorial Candidates and 2019 Legislative Session

Posted by:Cody

Gubernatorial Candidates & 2019 Legislative Session
Even though the dust has just settled with the 2018 Legislative Session, NM Hospitality Association’s government affairs committee met this week to begin our plans for this year.  Having a strategic approach to interim session will provide an excellent opportunity for NM Hospitality Association to be preemptive of several undesirable pieces of legislation and provide an opportunity to start discussions around our priorities. 

27 February

2019 Legislative Session Report

Posted by:Cody

With a new Governor and a significant budget surplus, the 2019 Legislative Session was as active as any legislative session in recent memory.  Though the tourism and hospitality industries saw many favorable measures (Lodgers Tax Reform – SB 106; GRT Reform for Online Sales – HB 6; SB 2 – Film Tax Credit; Office of Outdoor Recreation SB 462, etc.) become law, there were also a number of bills that we worked hard to defeat and/or amend throughout the session.  Some of the more notable examples



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