Senate Bill 183, sponsored by Sen. Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, which would establish domestic partnerships for unmarried couples, today will be the subject of a joint hearing between the Senate Public Affairs and Judiciary Committee. The Public Affairs panel, which recommended a domestic-partnership bill last year, might actually vote on the measure today.
Meanwhile, the Think New Mexico ethics bill, HB118 is scheduled to be heard by being heard by the House Voters and Elections Committee. This legislation, sponsored by Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, would prohibit lobbyists and government contractors from making political contributions to state candidates or to political committees.
My story about the approaching half-way mark of the session is HERE That half-way mark is Wednesday, which is the last day bills can be introduced.