There's a lot of work being done behind the scenes, primarily as Senate Finance is spending a lot of time in executive session working on the budget. You'll notice that agendas are beginning to repeat day to day. It's a time for patience ....and hope.

The House is back on the floor at 10 a.m.  The Senate reconvenes at 10:30 a.m.

HOUSE THIRD READING OF LEGISLATION

7. HOUSE BILL 247, as amended. AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION; CREATING THE MILITARY WAR VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND. (DODGE - FOR THE MILITARY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE) (EDUCATION 12-0; 1E) (APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCE AMENDED 18-0)

12. HOUSE BILL 393. AN ACT RELATING TO DANGEROUS DRUGS; AMENDING THE NEW MEXICO DRUG, DEVICE AND COSMETIC ACT TO ALLOW PHARMACISTS TO SELL OR DISPOSE OF A DANGEROUS DRUG ON A PRACTITIONER'S DRUG ORDER. (McMILLAN) (HEALTH, GOVERNMENT & INDIANAFFAIRS 9-0; 2E) (JUDICIARY 14-0; 2E)

24. SENATE BILL 198, as amended. AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH CARE; ENACTING A NEW SECTION OFTHE PUBLIC HEALTH ACT TO PROVIDE FOR DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CERTIFICATION OF HOSPITALS AS STEMI RECEIVING CENTERS OR STEMI REFERRING CENTERS; PROVIDING FOR RULEMAKING. (MORALES & REP. GALLEGOS, DY) (SENATE PUBLIC AFFAIRS AMENDED) (SENATE JUDICIARY AMENDED) (HEALTH, GOVERNMENT & INDIAN AFFAIRS 9-0; 2E)

SENATE THIRD READING OF LEGISLATION:

(7) SENATE BILL 311/a/ec HIV TESTING DISCLOSURE/SPAC AMENDED (GRIEGO)

(10) SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR (MUÑOZ)
SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR
SENATE BILL 25/a JUDICIAL RETIREMENT CHANGES/SFC AMENDED

((14) SENATE BILL 310 VIRAL HEPATITIS TESTING & CONFIDENTIALITY (GRIEGO)

(17) SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR (MUÑOZ/VARELA)
SENATE BILL 27/a PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT CHANGES/
SFC AMENDED

(43) SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR (BEFFORT)
SENATE BILL 86 PUBLIC EMPLOYEE AVERAGE SALARY CALCULATIONS

(49) SENATE BILL 448/a PROCUREMENT DEBARING & SUSPENSION/ (CERVANTES)
SJC AMENDED

(50) SENATE BILL 443 GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT REQUIREMENTS (RUE)

HOUSE SCHEDULE OF COMMITTEE HEARINGS

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

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - Meeting after Floor Session - Room 307
HB 623 /a SCHOOL COUNSELOR LEVEL 3 LICENSURE (TRUJILLO CH)

HOUSE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE - DEBBIE A. RODELLA, CHAIR
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 1:30 p.m. or after floor session - Room 309
HB 171 INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TELEMEDICINE SERVICES (EASLEY)
HB 367 DENTAL THERAPISTS ACT (SANDOVAL)
CS/ HB 17 DENTAL THERAPIST LICENSURE & PRACTICE (ROCH)

HOUSE CONSUMER AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - ELISEO LEE ALCON, CHAIRMAN
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 1:30 p.m. or immediately after the floor session. - Room 315
HM 75 J. PAUL TAYLOR EARLY CHILDHOOD TASK FORCE (CHASEY)

HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE - MIMI STEWART, CHAIRMAN
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 8:00 a.m. - Room 317
SB 301 NM SCHOLARS ACT SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY (BRANDT)

HOUSE HEALTH, GOVERNMENT & INDIAN AFFAIRS COMM - JAMES ROGER MADALENA, CHAIRMAN
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 8:30 a.m. - Room 309
REGULAR CALENDAR
SB 342 /a NURSE-MIDWIFE ULTRASOUND PROCEDURES (MORALES)
SB 403 /a HEALTH ALL-PAYER CLAIMS DATABASE TASK FORCE (LOPEZ)

HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE - GAIL CHASEY, CHAIRWOMAN
Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 1:30 P.M. – House Chambers
SB 182 PROCUREMENT CODE CHANGES (RUE)

SENATE SCHEDULE OF COMMITTEE HEARINGS

FINANCE COMMITTEE - Senator John Arthur Smith, Chairman

Thursday, March 7, 2013 – AT THE CALL OF THE CHAIR - Room 322
SB 21 AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER INSPECTIONS (ORTIZ y PINO)
SB 55 UNM ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL COMMUNITY OUTREACH (BEFFORT)
SB 71 RETIREE HEALTH CARE CONTRIBUTIONS (MUÑOZ)
SB 87 UNM HEALTH WORKFORCE ANALYSIS (CANDELARIA)

CORPORATIONS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE - Senator Phil A. Griego, Chairman
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 8:30 a.m. - Room 311
*C/SB 221 NM HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE ACT (ORTIZ y PINO)

INDIAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - Senator John Pinto, Chairman
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 8:30 a.m. - Room 303
SPECIAL MEETING/HEARING:
-AMERICAN INDIAN HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES (PINTO)

PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino, Chairman
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 2 p.m. or 1/2 hr. after session - Room 321
HB 22 AUTISM COVERAGE IN GROUP HEALTH COVERAGE (SMITH/O'NEILL)
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 2 p.m. or 1/2 hr. after session - Room 326
HB 60 SPECIFY HEALTH CARE FACILITY DRUG TESTING (HERRELL)

Bills Acted on: March 6, 2013

HB 28 LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIPS AT TRIBAL COLLEGES Eliseo Lee Alcon
HCAT HPREF <2> HHGIC/HEC/HAFC-HHGIC <10> DP-HEC <36> DP-HAFC <39> DP-T

*HB 513 CERTAIN SCHOOL TESTS AS COMPETENCE Mimi Stewart
SINT <20> HEC <36> DNP-CS/DP <39> PASSED/H (68-0)

HJM 47 STUDY PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS Georgene Louis
Timothy M.Keller HLC <39> HLC

HJR 8 BOARDS OF REGENTS NOMINATING COMMITTEES, CA Jeff Steinborn
WilliamSoules SINT <11> HVEC/HJC-HVEC <24> DP-HJC <36> DP <39> PASSED/H (48-20)

SB 183 REPLACE GED TERMS WITH EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA Gay G. Kernan
HHGIC <2> SEC/SPAC-SEC <9> DP-SPAC <21> DP <23> fl/a- PASSED/S (41-0) <35> HEC/HHGIC-HEC <39> DP-HHGIC

SB 313 BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH ACT Bill B. O'Neill
HCPAC <4> SPAC/SJC-SPAC <14> DNP-CS/DP-SJC <24> DP/a - PASSED/S (23-16) <39> HCPAC/HJC-HCPAC

SB 586 ADDITIONAL HEALTH CARE SOURCE PAYMENTS Phil A. Griego
HHGIC <14> SCORC/SFC-SCORC <34> DP-SFC <24> DP <32> PASSED/S (32-0) <39> HHGIC/HJC-HHGIC

Susan McKinsey, Office of Government and Community Relations