2020 New Mexico Criminal Justice Key Votes

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Vote Smart provides easy access to congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. 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

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Nov. 24, 2020 NM HB 1 Appropriates $330 Million in Coronavirus Relief Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 5)
Nov. 24, 2020 NM HB 1 Appropriates $330 Million in Coronavirus Relief Bill Passed - House (56 - 14)
June 22, 2020 NM SB 8 Requires Law Enforcement to Use Body-Worn Cameras Bill Passed - House (44 - 26)
June 22, 2020 NM SB 8 Requires Law Enforcement to Use Body-Worn Cameras Bill Passed - House (44 - 26)
June 20, 2020 NM HB 5 Establishes the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 9)
June 20, 2020 NM HB 5 Establishes the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 9)
June 19, 2020 NM HB 5 Establishes the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission Bill Passed - House (53 - 17)
June 19, 2020 NM SB 8 Requires Law Enforcement to Use Body-Worn Cameras Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 11)
June 19, 2020 NM SB 8 Requires Law Enforcement to Use Body-Worn Cameras Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 11)
June 19, 2020 NM SB 7 Requires State Agencies to Implement Policies to Reduce Institutional Racism Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
June 19, 2020 NM HB 5 Establishes the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission Bill Passed - House (53 - 17)
Date No. Title Outcome
11/24 HB 1 Appropriates $330 Million in Coronavirus Relief Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 5)
11/24 HB 1 Appropriates $330 Million in Coronavirus Relief Bill Passed - House (56 - 14)
6/22 SB 8 Requires Law Enforcement to Use Body-Worn Cameras Bill Passed - House (44 - 26)
6/22 SB 8 Requires Law Enforcement to Use Body-Worn Cameras Bill Passed - House (44 - 26)
6/20 HB 5 Establishes the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 9)
6/20 HB 5 Establishes the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 9)
6/19 HB 5 Establishes the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission Bill Passed - House (53 - 17)
6/19 SB 8 Requires Law Enforcement to Use Body-Worn Cameras Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 11)
6/19 SB 8 Requires Law Enforcement to Use Body-Worn Cameras Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 11)
6/19 SB 7 Requires State Agencies to Implement Policies to Reduce Institutional Racism Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
6/19 HB 5 Establishes the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission Bill Passed - House (53 - 17)

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