Climate & Energy Bills – 2023

350 Santa Fe Priority Climate & Energy Bills

Important Dates

Prefile Period: Jan 3 – Jan 13
Session Opened: noon Jan 17
Session Closes: noon Mar 17

Senate Bills are not assigned numbers until Jan 17. Bills can be introduced through Feb 16, though placeholder bills (blank ones) can be amended after that date.

Currently, we understand that bills listed below may still be being drafted, sponsors may yet to be identified and titles finalized. We will update these lists as information becomes available.

(Last Updated 2/3/23 12:45 pm)

What You Can Do

Email us if you are interested in tracking activities on any of those listed below.

Contact your legislator via nmlegis.gov to let them know your support for the various legislative action as we recommend.

Check on the Session Calendar for updates on House and Senate hearings. From there, check the committee of interest for instructions on how to present testimony – it’s generally at the bottom of their page, but often requires 24 hours notice.

Once identified, click on the committee link against each bill below for more information on committee chairs and members.

Prepare any testimonies you want to offer ahead of time, write them out, have a 1 min and a 2 min versions ready and practiced. Use your own words as much as possible.

General webcasts will become available for all hearings for anyone to see live or review afterwards.

Legislative action can be quite fluid so be aware that our information here may be updated at any time as details become available.

Priority Legislation

Column Headings:

  • Bill ID links go to the nmlegis.gov page for details on the legislation.
  • Current Location shows which committee is holding hearings
  • Hearing Scheduled shows dates and place of hearings

Bill ID Titles Sponsors Current Location Hearing Scheduled
HB 188 Economic Transition Division

(prev. part of ‘climate omnibus’ bill)

(fact sheet)

Rep. Angelica Rubio

Rep. Kristina Ortez

Rep. Linda Serrato

Rep. Anthony Allison

Rep. D. Wonda Johnson

 

HAFC

2/3/23 passed HGEIC

Climate Solutions Act

(prev. part of ‘climate omnibus’ bill)

HJR 4 Environmental Rights Act (Green Amendment) CA

(fact sheet)

Rep. Joanne J. Ferrary

Sen.Antoinette Sedillo Lopez

Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero

HENRC
SJR 6 Environmental Rights Act (Green Amendment) CA

(fact sheet)

Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez

Sen. Harold Pope

Sen. Shannon D. Pinto

Rep. Joanne J. Ferrary

Rep. Tara L. Lujan

SRC
SB 22 EV & Charging Unit Tax Credit Sen. Bill Tallman STBTC Temp Tabled
SB 45 Geothermal Ground-Coupled Heat Pump Tax Credit Sen. William Soules

 

STBTC Temp Tabled
SB 8 Geothermal Resource Development Act

(fact sheet)

Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino

Sen. Pat Woods

Sen. Ron Griggs

Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero

SFC

1/26/23 Passed SCONC

 

SB 173 Geothermal Energy Generation Tax Credit Act Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino

Sen. Ron Griggs

Sen. Pat Woods

Sen. Mimi Stewart

STBTC
Ground Source Heat Pumps for Gov. Agency Analysis
HB 42 Public Health and Climate Resiliency Act

(fact sheet)

Rep. Liz Thomson

Rep. Kristina Ortez

HAFC

1/25/23 Passed HHHC

SB 5 Public Health and Climate Resiliency Act

(fact sheet)

Rep. Liz Stefanics

Rep. Liz Thomson

SFC

1/25/23 Passed SHPAC

Support for NMED, EMNRD, OSE/ISC Budgets
Blue Hydrogen Hub (oppose)

 

Supported legislation we also want passed.

Bill ID Titles Sponsors Current Location Hearing Scheduled
SB 169 Climate Action Investment Center & Fund  (Green Bank/Fund)

(fact sheet)

Sen. Liz Stefanics

Rep. Kristina Ortez

SCONC
SB 266 Retail Distributed Generation Sen. Liz Stefanics

Rep. Andrea Romero

SCONC
SB 165 Local Choice Energy Act Sen. Carrie Hamblin SCONC
New Mexico Oil and Gas Justice and Reform Act

(fact sheet)

Sen. Leo Jaramillo
HJR 2 Legislative Session Changes, CA

(Modern. Leg: 2×60 day sessions)

(fact sheet)

Rep. Natalie Figueroa

Rep. Linda Serrato

Rep. Kristina Ortez

HGEIC Monday, February 6, 2023 – 8:30 am – Room. 305
HJR 8 Legislative Salaries CA

(Modern. Leg: Paid Legislators)

(fact sheet)

Rep. Angelica Rubio

Rep. Joy Garratt

Rep. Debra M. Sariñana

Rep. Kristina Ortez

Rep. Susan K. Herrera

HGEIC Monday, February 6, 2023 – 8:30 am – Room. 305
HB 1 Feed Bill

(Modern. Legi: Paid Staff – study funded in HB 1)

Rep. Gail Chasey Chaptered Signed by Gov. 1/20/23

 

Key to Committee Abbreviations.

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