Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Driver's License Dance Starts Today

Just one day after the marathon committee hearing about the gun control bill, today it's turn for another controversial -- stopping the issuance of New Mexico driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

The House Labor & Human Resources Committee is scheduled this afternoon to consider two such bills -- House Bill 132, sponsored by Rep. Paul Pacheco, R-Albuquerque (this is the one Gov. Susana Martinez is backing), and HB 161, sponsored by Rep. Bill Rehm, R-Albuquerque.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. (right!) or after the House floor session is over.

Hopefully the Labor Committee will take a clue from the House Judiciary Committee yesterday and move the hearing to the House Chambers if a big crowd, as expected, shows up.