[BJEmail] Fwd: Legislative Update: HB 603 To Be Heard On Senate Floor Thursday!


Dear Brian Eckert,

Legislative Update

HB603: Domestic Partner Rights And Responsibilities Act Receives “Do Pass” From Senate Judiciary


Mimi Stewart (D - Bernalillo)By a vote of 5-1, HB603 passed out of Senate Judiciary last night.  Over 50 people showed up to support HB603.  The opposition only had about 8 people in the room. 


Rep. Mimi Stewart presented the bill.  Sen. Cisco McSorley, Chair of Senate Judiciary asked how many people were there to oppose the bill, and asked them if they wanted to testify.  One man, who most of the opposition seemed to believe was their best spokesperson, spoke in opposition.  His statement claimed that if they passed HB603, it would lead to people marrying children, relatives, and sheep.  The testimony was over. 


Sen. McSorley asked how many people were there to support the Bill.  Our 50+ people raised their hands, but offered no testimony.  The committee went immediately into the vote.  Voting in favor of HB603 were Senators McSorley, Grubesic, Martinez, M. Sanchez and Lopez.  Sen. Adair opposed the Bill.  Senators Rainaldi, Cravens, Harden and Payne were not in the room.




*HB603 Scheduled For Full Hearing On Senate Floor Tomorrow, Thursday, March 15th

HB603 will be heard tomorrow, March 15th on the Senate Floor.  This is our last hurdle.  If the Bill passes tomorrow, the Governor will sign it, and Domestic Partners will have rights in New Mexico.


We need to pack the Senate Gallery!  The Senators all need to see how many people are there to support this legislation. 


There is no way to predict when this Bill will be heard.  The Senate will go into session at 10:00 am, and will most likely remain in session all day and late into the night.  The Senate does not follow their agenda, so tomorrow will likely be a very long day. 


*This is currently the best information we have.  The Senate sets its calendar each day.  Please check your e-mail tonight and tomorrow morning to make sure that there have not been any changes.




We have one more obstacle to overcome.  In an attempt to kill this legislation, it is likely that our opposition will try to amend this bill on the floor.  We cannot allow HB603 to be amended in any way. 


We have only one day left, so please , if you live in any of the targeted Senator’s Districts listed below, contact your Senator  by phone and by clicking the link below and ask them to support HB603 as is and to vote against any amendments which would change or delay this Bill.


Ben Altamirano (D - Catron, Grant, & Socorro) Sen. Ben Altamirano – 505.986.4733



Sue Wilson Beffort (R - Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe & TSen. Sue Wilson Beffort – 505.986-4395



Carlos Cisneros (D - Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe & TaSen. Carlos Cisneros – 505.986-4863



 Mary Jane Garcia (D - Dona Ana)

Sen. Mary Jane Garcia – 505.986.4726




Phil Griego (D - Los Alamos, Mora, Sandoval, San Miguel, SantaSen. Phil Griego – 505.986.4861



 Timothy Jennings (D - Chaves, Eddy, Lincoln, & Otero)

Sen. Timothy Jennings – 505.986.4362




Linda Lopez (D - Bernalillo) Sen. Linda Lopez – 505.986.4737



Lynda Lovejoy (D - Bernalillo, Cibola, McKinley, Rio Arriba, &Sen. Lynda Lovejoy – 505.986.4859




Richard Martinez (D - Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, & Santa Fe)Sen. Richard Martinez – 505.986.4389



Cynthia Nava (D - Dona Ana) Sen. Cynthia Nava – 505.986.4834




Mary Kay Papen (D - Dona Ana) Sen. Mary Kay Papen -505.986.4270



Lidio Rainaldi (D - Cibola & McKinley) Sen. Lidio Rainaldi – 505.986.4310




Shannon Robinson (D - Bernalillo) Sen. Shannon Robinson – 505.986.4856



Nancy Rodriguez (D - Santa Fe) Sen. Nancy Rodriguez -505.986.4264




John Ryan (R - Bernalillo) Sen. John Ryan – 505.986.4373



Bernadette Sanchez (D - Bernalillo) Sen. Bernadette Sanchez – 505.986.4267




Michael Sanchez (D - Valencia) Sen. Michael Sanchez – 505.986.4727



John Arthur Smith (D - Hidalgo, Luna & Sierra) Sen. John Arthur Smith – 505.986.4363




Diane Snyder (R - Bernalillo) Sen. Diane Snyder – 505.986.4375



James Taylor (D - Bernalillo) Sen. James Taylor – 505.986.4862




David Ulibarri (D - Cibola, Socorro & Valencia) NO PHOTO ASen. David Ulibarri – 505.986.4265



We are so close.  We are only one floor vote away.  We hope to see you tomorrow.  Your support has made the difference!




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