HB78 Passes the House

House passes immigrant driver’s license bill

A bill that would bar illegal immigrants from obtaining New Mexico driver’s licenses passed the state House Friday evening after hours of debate.

The bill passed on a 42-28 vote.

The House debated for hours on floor substitutes to the bill just a day after the House used an unusual procedure to “blast” the legislation from committee to the House floor.

The House did not pass HB 78 as it was initially introduced but instead a floor substitute brought by Rep. Andy Nuñez, I-Hatch.  ….  read more

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