Legislative Activity

New Mexico - 2021


H.B. 137 - Clean Electrification Act

Sponsored By: Rep. Nathan Small

Bill Summary

Relating to utilities; enacting the clean electrification act; allowing utilities and cooperatives to provide beneficial and low-income electrification; requiring public utilities, municipal utilities and rural electric cooperatives to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation over time; prescribing deadlines and requirements; allowing the creation of clean electricity credits; establishing compliance procedures; establishing fees; creating a penalty; allowing variances; amending the state air quality permit fund; making an appropriation.

SWEEP supported this bill which was defeated.

Bill Activity

  • As of Feb. 4, 2021:HENRC: Reported by committee with Do Pass recommendation
  • As of Jan. 19, 2021: Sent to HENRC - Referrals: HENRC/HJC

H.B. 15 - Sustainable Buildings Tax Credit

Sponsored By: Rep. Kristina Ortez | Rep. Tara L. Luhan | Rep. Javier Martinez | Rep. Linda Serrato

Bill Summary

Updates existing SBTC to require more energy efficiency in new buildings. Adds credits for increased efficiency in existing homes and commercial buildings.

SWEEP supported this bill which was passed on Apr. 6, 2021.

Bill Activity

  • As of Apr. 6, 2021: Signed by Governor

H.B. 169 - LEDA Priority for Certain Projects

Sponsored By: Rep. Kristina Ortez

Bill Summary

Provides priority for LEDA projects that utiliize green building techniques.

SWEEP supported this bill which was defeated.

Bill Activity

  • Sent to HENRC - Referrals: HENRC/HCEDC Jan. 25, 2021

H.B. 206 - Utility Affordability and Relief Act

Sponsored By: Rep. Kristina Ortez | Rep. Joanne J. Ferrary | Rep. Andrea Romero | Rep. Angelica Rubio | Rep. Melanie A. Stansbury

Bill Summary

Provides partial forgivness to COVID-impacted New Mexicans. Also creates the Community Energy Efficiency Development Block Grant, allows low-income rates and requires utilities to begin planning to provide EE services to all low-income households by 2050.

SWEEP supported this bill which was defeated.

Bill Activity

  • As of Mar. 12, 2021: STBTC: Reported by committee with Do Pass recommendation

H.B. 9 - Climate Solutions Act

Sponsored By: Rep. Melanie A. Stansbury | Rep. Brian Egolf | Rep. Antelica Rubio | Sen. Mimi Steward | Rep. Nathan P. Small

Bill Summary

Codifies the state's climate goals and carbon reduction requirements.

SWEEP supported this bill which was defeated.

Bill Activity

  • As of Feb. 9, 2021: Reported by committee with Do Not Pass but with a Do Pass recommendation on Committee Substitution

S.B. 11 - Clean Fuel Standard Act

Sponsored By: Sen. Mimi Stewart | Rep. Nathan P. Small

Bill Summary

Creates a Clean Fuel Standard for NM.

SWEEP supported this bill which was defeated.

Bill Activity

  • As of Mar. 16, 2021: HENRC: Reported by committee with Do Pass recommendation
  • As of Jan. 19, 2021: Sent to SCONC - Referrals: SCONC/STBT/SFC

S.B. 113 - Electric Vehicle Charging Unit Credit

Sponsored By: Sen. Bill Tallman

Bill Summary

Requires EV readiness in all new home construction

SWEEP supported this bill which was defeated.

Bill Activity

  • As of Mar. 17, 2021: STBTC: Reported by committee with Do Pass recommendation
  • As of Jan. 19, 2021: Sent to SCONC - Referrals: SCONC/STBT

S.B. 130 - Purchase of Electric Vehicles

Sponsored By: Sen. William Soules

Bill Summary

Requires state fleet to be 75% electric vehicles by 2030.

SWEEP supported this bill which was defeated.

Bill Activity

  • As of Feb. 17, 2021: STBTC: Reported by committee with Do Pass recommendation with amendment(s)
  • As of Jan. 19, 2021: Sent to STBTC - Referrals: STBTC/SFC

S.B. 58 - Electric Vehicle Charging Unit Credit

Sponsored By: Sen. Bill Tallman

Bill Summary

Creates a tax credit for the purchase of an EV.

SWEEP supported this bill which was defeated.

Bill Activity

  • As of Jan. 19, 2021: Sent to STBTC - Referrals: STBTC/SFC