Legislative Activity

New Mexico - 2015


HB 040 - Electric Vehicle Income Tax Credit

Sponsored by Representative Trujillo

Bill Summary

This bill (identical to SB 9) provides tax credit incentives for the purchase or lease of new plug-in electric vehicles and the installation of electric vehicle charging stations. These incentives are important for New Mexico because they will help grow the electric vehicle market in the state, which will provide economic and environmental benefits to all New Mexicans.

SWEEP supports this bill.

Bill Activity

  • 1/20/15: Introduce in the House; assigned to Transportation and Public Works Committee
  • 2/18/2015: Transportation and Public Works Committee recommended Do Pass, amended; referred to Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
  • 2/25/2015: Passed through EENR Committee without recommendation; referred to Ways and Means Committee
  • Tabled in Ways & Means Committee

HB 367 - Construction License Changes

Sponsored by Representative Crowder

Bill Summary

HB 367 would impose a very onerous requirement on Construction Industries Division (CID) for any code adoption update, including a full cost-benefit analysis and estimates of fiscal impacts of implementing the change for state and local governments.

SWEEP opposes this bill.

The restrictive language in this bill is similar to that currently found in Utah HB 285. If passed, it could impose such a huge research and reporting hurdle on the CID Technical Advisory Committees that it would be very difficult for New Mexico to adopt a new edition of the codes. This could result in New Mexico falling well behind in the adoption of current building and fire safety codes, which would have a negative impact on the state's citizens, businesses and visitors.

 

Bill Activity

  • 2/09/2015: Introduced in the House; assigned to House Business and Employment and House Regulatory and Public Affairs Committees
  • 2/18/2015: Regulatory and Public Affairs Committee recommended Do Pass, amended.
  • 3/9/2015: House Business and Employment Committee introduced a substitute bill
  • 3/12/2105: House passed on vote of 67-0-3
  • Bill was not heard by Senate Judiciary Committee

SB 09 - Electric Vehicle Income Tax Credit

Sponsored by Senators Cisneros and Gonzales

Bill Summary

This bill (identical to HB 40) provides tax credit incentives for the purchase or lease of new plug-in electric vehicles and the installation of electric vehicle charging stations. These incentives are important for New Mexico because they will help grow the electric vehicle market in the state, which will provide economic and environmental benefits to all New Mexicans.

SWEEP supports this bill.

Bill Activity

  • 1/20/15: Introduced in the Senate; assigned to Senate Conservation Committee
  • 1/29/2015: Conservation Committee recommended Do Pass; referred to Corporations and Transportation Committee
  • 2/20/2015: Corporations and Transportation Committee passed without recommendation, amended; referred to Finance Committee
  • 3/19/2015: Passed Senate on vote 20-14-7
  • Bill was not introduced in House

SB 279 - Sustainable Building Tax Credits

Sponsored by Senator Wirth; Representative Trujillo

Bill Summary

This bill extends the sustainable buildings tax credit through 2016. The original sustainable buildings tax credit has been highly successful, with funds from each year’s allocation being claimed fully. This extension tightens the requirements somewhat, and lowers the eligible square footage.

SWEEP supports this bill.

Bill Activity

  • 1/27/2015: Introduced in Senate
  • 3/13/2015: Passed Senate on vote of 35-5-2
  • 3/19/2015: Passed House on vote of 37-10-23