The House Appropriations sub-committee tasked with pulling together the budgets for higher education and its institutions reported out on its work today. UNM is showing good progress in the budget journey, now showing an overall 3.5 percent increase, but there is still work to be done before the HAFC actually votes on HB2, likely early next week. UNM and other institutions scored a major victory is getting back all of the funding turned over in the 1.5 percent ERB swap. In the LFC recs, the swap was only returned for salaries funded by I&G;, which only amounted to 62 cents on the dollar.

Tomorrow marks the deadline for introducing new bills, which comes as welcome relief to those of us in the bill tracking business. But a deluge of bills might be expected between now and then. We will get to the introductions in a bit.

First, the agendas:

The House Convenes at 10 a.m. Feb. 14, 2013

THIRD READING OF LEGISLATION
4. HOUSE BILL 60, as amended. AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH CARE; AMENDING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ACT TO SPECIFY STATE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES THAT REQUIRE DRUG TESTING OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WHO WORK THERE. (HERRELL) (HEALTH, GOVERNMENT & INDIAN AFFAIRS 10-0; 1E) (JUDICIARY AMENDED 14-0; 2E

The Senate Convenes at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 14, 2013

THIRD READING OF LEGISLATION
(6) SENATE BILL 77 EMS PROVIDER BACKGROUND CHECKS (RUE)
(12) SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR (CANDELARIA)
SENATE BILL 147 EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY DEFINITIONS

House Schedule of Committee Hearings

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCE COMMITTEE- HENRY "KIKI" SAAVEDRA, CHAIRMAN

Room 307 Saturday, Feb. 16
10 a.m. Full Committee Hearing
Legislative (Leger/Montoya)
Supplementals/Deficiencies/Specials
Clean-up/Catch-up

HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE - MIMI STEWART, CHAIRMAN
Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 - 8 a.m. - Room 317
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)
HB 53 TEACHER LOAN REPAYMENT ACT (STAPLETON)
HB 339 ANNUAL EDUCATOR ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT DATE (MIERA)
HJR 9 BOARDS OF REGENTS QUALIFICATIONS, CA (STEINBORN)
HJR 7 LIMIT SCHOOL CLASS SIZES, CA (GARCIA RICHARD)

HOUSE EDUCATION SUB-COMMITTEE – NATHAN "NATE", CHAIRMAN
Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 - 2 p.m. or after Floor Session - Room 318
HB 342 INDIAN EDUCATION ACT GOALS (JEFF)
HB 435 BERNALILLO ACHIEVEMENT GAP PROGRAMS (STAPLETON)
HB 471 EXPAND UNM FOCUS & MILAGRO PROGRAMS (TRUJILLO CH)
HB 477 TEACHER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM (GALLEGOS DY)
HB 501 UNM MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING PROGRAM (HARPER)

HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE - MIMI STEWART, CHAIRMAN
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 - 8 a.m. - Room 317
HB 96 EDUCATIONAL RETIREMENT SICK LEAVE (ROCH)
HB 112 DATA IN SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORTS (POWDRELL-CULBERT)

HOUSE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE - BRIAN EGOLF, CHAIRMAN
Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 - 8 a.m. - Room 309
HB 493 GEOSPATIAL DATA CLEARINGHOUSE AT UNM (EASLEY)

HOUSE HEALTH, GOVERNMENT & INDIAN AFFAIRS COMM - JAMES ROGER MADALENA, CHAIRMAN
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 - 8 A.M. - Room 309
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 311 HEALTH COVERAGE AFFORDABILITY ANALYSIS (TRUJILLO CH)
HB 376 NATIVE AMERICANS IN MEDICAID MANAGED CARE (MADALENA)
HB 204 NURSE EDUCATOR HIGHER DEGREE FUNDING (MCMILLAN)
HB 209 AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER SERVICES (THOMSON)

HOUSE LABOR AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE - MIGUEL P. GARCIA, CHAIRMAN
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 1:30 p.m. - Room 305
HB 325 WORK SHARE PROGRAM FOR REDUCING HOURS (LOUIS)
HB 388 HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT CREDIT PURCHASE (ROCH)
HB 329 RECOVERY OF CERTAIN UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS (BROWN)
HB 351 EMPLOYEE PREFERENCE ACT (EZZELL)
HB 277 PROHIBIT CERTAIN EMPLOYER-REQUIRED MEETINGS (TRUJILLO CH)
HB 426 SUNSHINE PORTAL AGENCIES & INFO (YOUNGBLOOD)
HB 430 WORKERS' COMP GUIDES & COMMITTEE (KANE)
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 - 1:30 p.m. - Room 305
HB 443 UNPAID UNEMPLOYMENT CIVIL ACTIONS (ARCHULETA)
HB 449 EMPLOYER DEFINITIONS, RECORDS & LAWSUITS (GARCIA MP)
HB 481 EVIDENCE OF TEACHER COMPETENCY (STAPLETON)

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)
HJR 10 LAND GRANT FUND DISTRIBUTION, CA (TRUJILLO J.)
HJR 6 INCREASE MINIMUM WAGE ANNUALLY, CA (GARCIA MP)

SENATE SCHEDULE OF COMMITTEE HEARINGS

FINANCE COMMITTEE - Senator John Arthur Smith, Chairman

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 - 1:30 p.m. or 1/2 hr. after session - Room 322
SB 39 COLLEGE DISTRICT BONDS FOR HARD & SOFTWARE (RUE)
SB 86 PUBLIC EMPLOYEE AVERAGE SALARY CALCULATIONS (BEFFORT)
Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 - 1:30 p.m. or 1/2 hr. after session - Room 322
SB 140 NM POISON & DRUG INFORMATION CENTER (MOORES)
SB 149 DNA ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER (McSORLEY)

EDUCATION COMMITTEE - Senator John M. Sapien, Chairman
Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 - 8 a.m. - Room 311
SB 392 LOTTERY TUITION FUND DISTRIBUTIONS (SANCHEZ, M)
SB 451 LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS & DEBT (PAYNE)

INDIAN AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - Senator John Pinto, Chairman
Thursday, Feb.14, 2013 - 8 a.m. - Room 303
SB 498 UNM RADIOACTIVE MINING WASTE STUDY (SHENDO)

PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino, Chairman
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 - 2 p.m. or 1/2 hr. after session – Room 321
SB 310 VIRAL HEPATITIS TESTING & CONFIDENTIALITY (GRIEGO)
*SB 311 HIV TESTING DISCLOSURE (GRIEGO)
SB 313 BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH ACT (O'NEILL)
SB 342 NURSE-MIDWIFE ULTRASOUND PROCEDURES (MORALES)
SB 260 ACADEMIC SUCCESS THROUGH REMEDIATION ACT (KERNAN)
SB 474 SCHOOL INTERVENTION & REMEDIATION PRACTICES (LOPEZ/STEWART)
SJM 1 FAMILY-FRIENDLY WORKPLACE TASK FORCE (RUE)

Susan McKinsey, Office of Government and Community Relations