The much anticipated mid-session revenue estimates have been released and it has been determined that the change is less than 1 percent, which is deemed close enough for government work and to not change the estimates at all. However, the LFC did want to make clear that expenditures for tax credits are much higher than anticipated, a trend that cuts into revenues. The watchword from Senate Finance is caution, as the impact of federal cuts is at yet unknown.

House Appropriations is expected to present House Bill 2 by the end of the week. Tomorrow, both the House and Senate go on the floor at 10 a.m.

House Schedule of Committee Hearings

HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE - MIMI STEWART, CHAIRMAN

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 - 8 a.m. - Room 317
HB 67 ACADEMIC CONTENT & PERFORMANCE STANDARDS (MCCAMLEY)
HB 23 HIGHER ED FACULTY TENURE CONDITIONS (SMITH)
HB 20 EQUITY INVESTMENTS FOR COLLEGE ENDOWMENTS (GONZALES)
HB 24 COLLEGE ENDOWMENT CONTRIBUTION GROSS RECEIPTS (SMITH)
HB 27 EXPAND LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY (STAPLETON)
HB 50 NO FUNDS FOR CERTAIN SCHOOL OF ED. PROGRAMS (HALL JC)
HJM 29 LESC A-F SCHOOL GRADING SYSTEM STUDY (STEWART)

HOUSE EDUCATION –SUB-COMMITTEE – NATHAN "NATE", CHAIRMAN
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 – 2 p.m. or after Floor Session – Room 318
HB 247 MILITARY WAR VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND (DODGE)
HB 387 MLK COMMISSION COLLEGE PREP TEST PROGRAM (STAPLETON)
HB 434 BERNALILLO MATH & SCIENCE SKILLS PROGRAM (STAPLETON)

HOUSE HEALTH, GOVERNMENT & INDIAN AFFAIRS COMM - JAMES ROGER MADALENA, CHAIRMAN
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 - 8 a.m. - Room 309

Consent Calendar
HB 228 UNM LAW SCHOOL SOUTHWEST INDIAN LAW CLINIC (RODELLA)

Regular Calendar
HB 168 NM HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE ACT (STEWART)
HB 170 VOLUNTEER HEALTHCARE FOR THE UNDERSERVED ACT (HERRELL)
HB 171 INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TELEMEDICINE SERVICES (EASLEY)

HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE - GAIL CHASEY, CHAIRWOMAN
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 - 1:30 p.m. or 30 minutes after the floor
session - Room 309
HB 341 NO TOBACCO SETTLEMENT FUND AS RESERVE FUND (TAYLOR)
HB 412 GENERAL FUND DOLLARS TO TOBACCO FUND (TRUJILLO J.)
HB 374 SAFE HAVEN FOR INFANTS SITE DEFINITION (KANE)

HOUSE LABOR AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE - MIGUEL P. GARCIA, CHAIRMAN
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 - 1:30 p.m. - Room 305
HB 325 WORK SHARE PROGRAM FOR REDUCING HOURS (LOUIS)
HB 329 RECOVERY OF CERTAIN UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS (BROWN)
HB 351 EMPLOYEE PREFERENCE ACT (EZZELL)
HB 388 HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT CREDIT PURCHASE (ROCH)
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 - 1:30 p.m. - Room 305
HB 277 PROHIBIT CERTAIN EMPLOYER-REQUIRED MEETINGS (TRUJILLO CH)
HB 426 SUNSHINE PORTAL AGENCIES & INFO (YOUNGBLOOD)
HB 430 WORKERS' COMP GUIDES & COMMITTEE (KANE)

HOUSE VOTERS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE - MARY HELEN GARCIA, CHAIRWOMAN
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 - 8 a.m. - Room 305
HJR 8 BOARDS OF REGENTS NOMINATING COMMITTEES, CA (STEINBORN)

Senate Schedule of Committee Hearings

FINANCE COMMITTEE - Senator John Arthur Smith, Chairman

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 - 1:30 p.m. - Room 322
SB 213 AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER PROGRAMS (PAPEN)

EDUCATION COMMITTEE - Senator John M. Sapien, Chairman
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 - 8 a.m. - Room 311
SB 119 EDUCATION TRUST ACT ADMINISTRATION (MUÑOZ)
SB 147 EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY DEFINITIONS (CANDELARIA)
SB 301 NM SCHOLARS ACT SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY (BRANDT)

INDIAN AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - Senator John Pinto, Chairman
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 - 8 a.m. - Room 303
SB 447 NATIVE AMERICAN SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL (SHENDO/JEFF)

PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino, Chairman
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 - 2 p.m. or 1/2 hour after session – Room 321
SB 400 RURAL HEALTH WORK FORCE PROGRAM (MORALES)
SB 224 CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT WITH LABOR ORGANIZATIONS (RUE)
SB 226 HEALTH SECURITY ACT (CISNEROS)
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 2:00 p.m. or 1/2 hour after session – Room 321
SJM 1 FAMILY-FRIENDLY WORKPLACE TASK FORCE (RUE)
SB 310 VIRAL HEPATITIS TESTING & CONFIDENTIALITY (GRIEGO)
*SB 311 HIV TESTING DISCLOSURE (GRIEGO)
SB 313 BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH ACT (O'NEILL)
SB 324 DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES HOME WAIVERS (CISNEROS)
SB 342 NURSE-MIDWIFE ULTRASOUND PROCEDURES (MORALES)
SB 260 ACADEMIC SUCCESS THROUGH REMEDIATION ACT (KERNAN)
SB 474 SCHOOL INTERVENTION & REMEDIATION PRACTICES (LOPEZ/STEWART

Bills Acted on: Feb. 11, 2013

*HB 3 EDUCATION APPROPRIATION ACT Mimi Stewart
HAFC <2> HEC/HAFC-HEC <20> DP/a-HAFC

HB 21 PUBLIC MEETING AGENDAS 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE James E. Smith
DanielIvey-Soto HCAT HPREF <2> HVEC/HJC-HVEC <10> DP-HJC <20> DP/a-T

HB 255 STATE UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION Dennis J. Roch
HAFC <7> HEC/HAFC-HEC <20> DP-HAFC

HB 280 GEN. RICHARD T. KNOWLES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Jimmie C. Hall
HAFC <9> HEC/HAFC-HEC <20> DNP-CS/DP-HAFC
HJM 25 SAFE INJECTION PRACTICES FOR HEALTH LICENSES Elizabeth "Liz" Thomson
SRC <9> HHGIC <17> DP/a <20> PASSED/H (63-2) <14> SRC/SPAC-SRC
HJM 28 FERAL HOG ERADICATION TEAM Candy Spence Ezzell
SRC <11> HAGC <16> DP <18> PASSED/H (70-0) <14> SRC/SCONC-SRC

SB 167 RURAL HEALTH TAX CREDIT FOR SOCIAL WORKERS Clemente Sanchez
SFC <2> SCORC/SFC-SCORC <13> DP-SFC

SB 266 ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE SOURCE CONTRACTS Phil A. Griego
SJC <3> SCORC/SJC-SCORC <13> DP-SJC

SB 296 PRESCRIPTION DRUG INSURANCE COVERAGE REVIEW Mary Kay Papen
SPAC <3> SCORC/SPAC-SCORC <13> DP/a-SPAC

Bills Introduced on: February 11, 2013

HB 493 GEOSPATIAL DATA CLEARINGHOUSE AT UNM Stephen Easley
HENRC/HEC

HB 501 UNM MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING PROGRAM Jason C. Harper
HEC/HAFC

HB 512 UNM RADIOACTIVE MINING WASTE STUDY James Roger Madalena
HHGIC/HAFC

*HB 513 CERTAIN SCHOOL TESTS AS COMPETENCE Mimi Stewart
HEC

HM 45 ALIGN EDUCATION WITH AVAILABLE EMPLOYMENT Bill McCamley
HEC

SB 488 UNM STATE-PRIVATE SECTOR INTERNSHIP Cisco McSorley
SEC/SFC

Susan McKinsey, Office of Government and Community Relations