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State Fire Marshal’s Office, NMPRC Announce 2015 International Fire Code Adoption Public Hearings

New Mexico Public Regulations Commission
Santa Fe, Feb 17, 2017

SANTA FE – In the weeks ahead, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission and the State Fire Marshal’s Office will conduct public hearings throughout the state prior to amending certain rules pertaining to the State Fire Marshal, including repealing and replacing the 2003 International Fire Code with the 2015 International Fire Code.


Ban Drones Flying Near Critical Facilities

New Mexico Senate Republican Office
Santa Fe, Feb 17, 2017

Santa Fe-- To protect facilities that are critical to the public’s welfare, it would be unlawful to fly an unmanned aircraft- commonly referred to as drones- within 500 feet of these installations. Drones would be banned from around facilities such as power plants, chemical storage facilities, and petroleum refineries under SB 348. The bill also makes it unlawful to fly a drone that interferes with first responders.


More Options for $500 Million PERA Deferred Comp Plan

New Mexico Senate Republican Office
Santa Fe, Feb 17, 2017

SB 75: DEFERRED COMPENSATION CHANGES
Santa Fe-- There will be more investment options for the $500 million PERA deferred comp plan if the bill that passed the Senate becomes law. The bill is sponsored by Senator Jim White (R-19).


Who you Gonna call…when things get too wild?

New Mexico Senate Republican Office
Santa Fe, Feb 17, 2017

SB 126: CHANGE LIVESTOCK & ANIMAL DEFINITIONS
Private landowners whose property is overrun with wild horses will have someone to call to help remove them, under SB 126.


Transferring Credits Between Colleges to be Seamless --Passes Senate

New Mexico Senate Republican Office
Santa Fe, Feb 17, 2017

SB 103a: TRANSFER OF COLLEGE CREDITS
Students will find transferring their earned college credits between New Mexico institutions of higher education easier and might then have a better chance of graduating on time if a bill that passed the Senate becomes law.


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