Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Egolf passes first bill

Freshman Santa Fe Rep. Brian Egolf of Santa Fe this afternoon passed his first bill, HB227, which would increase airport facilities funding limits.

That was a real hot issue during his campaign. (Oh, wait, a minute ... he was unopposed.) I haven't actually read the bill, but if you're itching to do that CLICK HERE .

Several of his fellow House members used the "debate" on the bill to razz Egolf -- a tradition when members pass their first bill. House Majority Leader Kenny Martinez asked Egolf the whereabouts of his predecessor, Peter Wirth. Egolf joked he had no idea. (There's a rumor that Wirth was elected to the State Senate.) Martinez then expressed concern about Santa Fe electing bright young lawyers who abandon their House seats.

Congratulations Brian.