BILLS HEAD TO GOV. AS SESSION NEARS ITS END
SANTA FE (KSMX) – With the 2019 Legislative Session coming to a close tomorrow at noon, lawmakers are working to get through proposed bills. A few bills heading to the Gov. includes a gun control bill aimed at ensuring people under protective orders for domestic violence relinquish their firearms. Federal bill already prohibits gun possession and purchases by those with orders; however, this would create clear procedures. Also, a bill that would make energy conservation a priority heads to the governor for approval. The so-called Efficient Use of Energy Act promises to save money and make efficiency easy according to sponsors. One bill that did not make it through the session to the Gov. is repealing the dormant criminal ban on abortion. The bill was supported by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and was also approved by the Legislature’s more politically progressive House. 16 Republicans were joined by eight democrats to uphold the ban.