New Mexico legislators will be back at it on Monday, Jan. 21, when the Senate reconvenes at 10 a.m. followed by the House at 11 a.m. Note the important committee hearing scheduled for next week:

HOUSE LABOR AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE – MIGUEL P. GARCIA, CHAIRMAN
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 1:30 p.m. - Room 305
HB 64 EDUCATIONAL RETIREMENT CHANGES (STEWART)

Here are several bills of interest introduced on Thursday, Jan. 17:

HB 122 WOMAN'S RIGHT TO KNOW ACT Sponsor: Nora Espinoza
RELATING TO ABORTION; ENACTING THE WOMAN'S RIGHT TO KNOW ACT; SPECIFYING REQUIREMENTS FOR INFORMED CONSENT THAT INCLUDE INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED TO THE PREGNANT FEMALE BY THE REFERRING PHYSICIAN, THE PHYSICIAN PERFORMING THE ABORTION AND THEIR AGENTS...

HB 130 MOVE BRAIN INJURY SERVICE FUND Sponsor: Larry A. Larrañaga
RELATING TO DISABILITY; ENACTING A NEW SECTION OF CHAPTER 27 NMSA 1978 TO PLACE ADMINISTRATION OF THE BRAIN INJURY SERVICES FUND WITH THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT

HB 133 DISCLOSURE OF CONTRIBUTIONS BY CONTRACTORS Sponsor: Gail Chasey
RELATING TO PUBLIC CONTRACTS; REQUIRING PROSPECTIVE CONTRACTORS TO REGISTER WITH THE GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT; REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN CONTRIBUTIONS BY PROSPECTIVE STATE AND LOCAL CONTRACTORS AND STATE AND LOCAL CONTRACTORS; PROHIBITING CERTAIN CONTRIBUTIONS DURING THE PENDENCY OF THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS ...

HB 139 REDUCE WORKERS' COMP PAYMENT FOR DRUG USE Sponsor: Dennis J. Roch
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION; REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS PAYABLE IN PROPORTION TO THE PERCENT A WORKER'S USE OF ALCOHOL OR ILLEGAL DRUGS OR MISUSE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS CONTRIBUTED TO THE WORKER'S INJURY OR DEATH...

HB 148 CORRECTIONS HEALTH CARE SAVINGS Sponsor: Mimi Stewart
REQUIRING THE CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT TO IMPLEMENT COST-SAVING MEASURES AND AUTOMATED HEALTH CARE BILLING; REQUIRING THE CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT TO BILL MEDICAID FOR ELIGIBLE HEALTH CARE SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR THE SHARING OF COST SAVINGS WITH VENDORS.

SB 119 EDUCATION TRUST ACT ADMINISTRATION Sponsor: George K. Munoz
CHANGING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE EDUCATION TRUST ACT TO THE STATE INVESTMENT COUNCIL; ELIMINATING THE EDUCATION TRUST BOARD.

SB 123 UNM HEALTH CENTER AUTOPSY TRANSPORT Sponsor: Gay G. Kernan
Five hundred sixty-five thousand one hundred dollars ($565,100) is appropriated from the general fund to the regents of the University of New Mexico for expenditure in FY 2014 for the health sciences center to pay for the return transport of autopsy subjects and to pay for utilities at the office of the medical investigator.

SB 128 PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE CREDIT PRIVACY Sponsor: Bill B. O'Neill
PROHIBITING PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYERS FROM USING A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE'S CREDIT INFORMATION AS A BASIS FOR REFUSING TO RECRUIT OR INTERVIEW THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE, WITH SOME EXCEPTIONS.

Watch for the progress of these bills and all those of interest to UNM on the Bill Tracker 2013 at Government Relations. If you are aware of a bill we may have missed, please let me know at mckinsey@unm.edu.

Susan McKinsey, Office of Government and Community Relations