For the 2020 legislative session (Jan 21-Feb 20), several important climate and energy bills are on the Governor’s call, link. 350 New Mexico supported all these bills, especially  the ones for an EV tax credit and Grid modernization. The bills we support are listed in the table below. Also below are links to contact information for legislators by committee and schedules for committee hearings, so you can email and call legislators and attend hearings to speak in favor of passing this important legislation.
The session ended 2/20/2020 with passage of three key bills: HB233 – Grid Modernization, SB29 – Solar Tax Credit and HM9 – Renewable Energy Investment Strategic Plan.
Opponents filibustered many of the other good bills and ran out the clock on this short session, including HB217 the EV tax credit bill, which came within hours of passing on the final day. Many others were tabled in the finance committees. Still, the bills that passed are important and we thank the legislative climate champions and supporters who made that happen. We’ll try again in Jan 2021.

Committee contact information: view committees      and    Link to Abbreviations      Link to committee schedules:  view schedules 

Link to “My Roundhouse” locators for all 2020 climate bills: view climate bill locators

  350NM Priority Climate & Energy Bills (final: 2/20/2020 pm)

Bill ID Title Sponsor Location Scheduled
SB 2 ELECTRIC VEHICLE INCOME TAX CREDIT  Woods, Tallman,

Akhil

filibustered Passed

Sen 19-18

HB 217 ELECTRIC VEHICLE INCOME TAX CREDIT  Trujillo, Cadena, etc filibustered Passed Senate
HB 233 ENERGY GRID MODERNIZATION ROADMAP Stansbury, Akhil,  Small, Woods, Stewart Gov desk Passed

Sen 42-0

HM 29 ENERGY OPERATION BONDING AMOUNTS  

Review New Mexico’s state-wide remediation and reclamation bonds for the O & G industry by 12/1/20.

Matthew McQueen HCal
Other great bills on the Governor’s call:
SB 29 SOLAR MARKET DEVELOPMENT INCOME TAX CREDIT

Solar Tax Credit state for homeowners, business, ag. 

Stewart, McQueen Gov desk Passed House
*HB 11 PRC REORGANIZATION & TRANSFER DUTIES

-Creates independent professional PRC staff

Nathan P. Small

Linda M. Trujillo

SCORC tabled
SB 114 COMMUNITY ENERGY EFFICIENCY DEVELOPMENT (CEED) GRANT  Gerald Ortiz y Pino

Andrea Romero

SFC
SB 6 ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION FACILITIES IRB ELIGIBLE – 

Allows access to low cost bond funding  

Steven P. Neville

Jacob Candelaria

SFC


Great bills not on the call:

Bill ID Title Sponsor Location Scheduled
SB 143 COMMUNITY SOLAR ACT (House bill is HB 9) Stefanics, Roybal-Caballero SCONC  
HB 9 COMMUNITY SOLAR ACT Roybal-Caballero, Egolf Dead Failed 28-36
HB 173 GAS TAXES, NEW FUNDS & DISTRIBUTIONS
– carbon dividend and fee for gasoline
Matthew McQueen HAFC tabled
HM 9,

HB 99

RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT STRATEGIC PLAN. – Draft a NM plan.

Appropriate $50,000.

Joseph L. Sanchez HCal

HAFC

HM9 Passed!

HB 48 FURNACE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM FUNDING – replace low effic. furnaces for low income homes Eliseo Lee Alcon HAFC
HB 166 HEALTHY SOIL PROGRAM FUNDING 

-$300,000 appropriation to NMSU

Chatfield, Small HAFC
HB 60 DIFFERENTIAL RATES FOR INVESTMENTS

Invest 1% of ($5.5B) Sev. Tax Fund in renewables

Sheryl Williams Stapleton HRC   
SB 104 PROHIBIT NEW HYDRAULIC FRACTURING PERMITS Antoinette Sedillo Lopez SCC   

 

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