Legislative Activity

New Mexico - 2019


HB 185 & SB 333 - Electric Motor Vehicles Fees & Tax Credits

Sponsored by (HB 185) Jim R. Trujillo / (SB 333) Antoinette Sedillo Lopez and Pat Woods

Bill Summary

HB 185 and SB 333 are Bills relating to electric motor vehicles. New proposed sections of the Income Tax Act include: Creating the electric vehicle income tax credit in addition to creating the electric vehicle charging unit income tax credit. New proposed sections of the Motor Vehicle Code include: Requiring an additional registration fee for electric and hybrid vehicles and providing that the additional registration fees be distributed to the state road fund.

SWEEP supports these Bills.

Bill Activity

  • HB 185 - As of Mar. 7, 2019: HTRC: Reported by committee with Do Pass recommendation
  • SB 333 - As of Jan. 23, 2019: Sent to SCORC - Referrals: SCORC/SFC

HB 221 - Home Energy Efficiency Income Tax Credit

Sponsored by Rep. Matthew McQueen

Bill Summary

HB 221, introduced by Rep. Matthew McQueen, is a Bill to create the Home Energy Efficiency Income Tax Credit. This Act would be a new section of the Income Tax Act and the provisions of this act apply to taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2019.

SWEEP supports this Bill.

Bill Activity

  • As of Mar. 11, 2019: Sent to SFC - Referrals: SFC

HB 28 - Resource Sustainability & Security Act

Sponsored by Melanie A. Stansbury

Bill Summary

This is a Bill to create a Sustainability and Resiliance Council to fight climate change.

SWEEP supports this Bill.

Bill Activity

  • As of Mar. 10, 2019: SCONC: Reported by committee with Do Pass recommendation

HB 291 & SB 136 - Efficient Use of Energy Act Changes

Sponsored by (HB 291) Andrea Romero / (SB 136) Gerald Ortiz y Pino

Bill Summary

These Bills extend savings requirements for the Efficient Use of Energy Act.

On March 13th HB 291 passed in the Senate.

SWEEP supports these Bills.

Bill Activity

  • HB 291 - As of Mar. 13, 2019: Passed in the Senate - Y:27 N:13
  • SB 136 - As of Mar. 10, 2019: HSEIC: Reported by committee with Do Pass recommendation

HB 294 & SB 243 - HB 294: Licensure of Certain Motor Vehicle Dealers / SB 243: Motor Vehicle Manufacturers as Dealers

Sponsored by (HB 294) Abbas Akhil / (SB 243) Gerald Ortiz y Pino and Bill Tallman

Bill Summary

These Bills allow manufacturers to sell EVs in New Mexico without setting up dealerships.

SWEEP supports these Bills.

Bill Activity

  • HB 294 As of Jan. 21, 2019: Sent to HCEDC - Referrals: HCEDC/HJC
  • SB 243 As of Feb. 1, 2019: SPAC: Reported by committee with Do Pass recommendation

HB 432 - Affordable Solar Energy Act

Sponsored by Susan K. Herrera, Joseph L. Sanchez, Abbas Akhil, Linda M. Trujillo, and Christine Chandler

Bill Summary

This bill allows utility on-bill financing of energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to homes.

SWEEP supports this Bill.

Bill Activity

  • As of Mar. 11, 2019: Sent to SJC - Referrals: SJC

HB 521 & SB 336 - Electricity Distribution for Certain Vehicles

Sponsored by (HB 521) Angelica Rubio, Pat Woods, Georgene Louis, Phelps Anderson, and Joy Garratt / (SB 336) Antoinette Sedillo Lopez

Bill Summary

Removes regulatory barriers for EV infrastructure development; creates a path for utility transportation electrification plans.

SWEEP supports these Bills.

Bill Activity

  • HB 521 - As of Mar. 9, 2019" Sent to SCONC - Referrals: SCONC
  • SB 336 - As of Feb. 14, 2019: SCONC: Reported by committee with Do Not Pass but with a Do Pass recommendation on Committee Substitution

HB 547 - Workforce Clean Energy Economy Study

Sponsored by Angelica Rubio and Javier Martínez

Bill Summary

This Bill calls for a study of clean energy alternatives for the workforce and includes energy efficiency and energy conservation building codes.

SWEEP supports this Bill.

Bill Activity

  • As of Feb. 28, 2019: HLVMC: Reported by committee with Do Pass recommendation

HB 6 & SB 421 - Tax Changes

Sponsored by (HB 6) Jim R. Trujillo, Sheryl Williams Stapleton, Javier Martínez, Susan K. Herrera, and Antonio "Moe" Maestas / (SB 421) Carlos R. Cisneros

Bill Summary

These Bills update tax code for the state and include a road fund payment for Evs.

SWEEP supports these Bills.

Bill Activity

  • HB 6 - As of Mar. 16, 2019: Senate Report Adopted
  • SB 421 - As of Jan. 30, 2019 Sent to SCORC - Referrals: SCORC/SFC

SB 45 - Low-Income Energy Conservation Program

Sponsored by Richard C. Martinez

Bill Summary

This Bill provides an appropriation for low income energy efficiency.

SWEEP supports this Bill.

Bill Activity

  • As of Jan. 29, 2019 - SCONC: Reported by committee with Do Pass recommendation

SB 51 - Renewable Energy Services - State Facilities

Sponsored by Jeff Steinborn

Bill Summary

This Bill Calls for energy efficiency and renewable energy for state buildings.

SWEEP supports this Bill.

Bill Activity

  • As of Jan. 29, 2019 - SCONC: Reported by committee with Do Pass recommendation