The weekend has featured stops and starts and stops in committee while the Skandera confirmation hearing dominated all. Let's see if things get back on track this week. Lottery solvency fixes can be found in committee and on the floor. UNM's new Regents are set for confirmation tomorrow morning. Two weeks and counting....

The House is due back on the floor at 10 a.m. with the Senate reconvening at 11 a.m.

HOUSE THIRD READING OF LEGISLATION
1. HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL 27. AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHER
EDUCATION; EXTENDING LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY TO STUDENTS WHO, WITHIN TWO
YEARS OF COMPLETION OF A HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM OR RECEIPT OF A HIGH SCHOOL
EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA ARE ACCEPTED TO AND ATTEND A TWO-YEAR PUBLIC HIGHER
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION; EXTENDING LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY TO STUDENTS
WHO, WITHIN TWO YEARS OF HONORABLE OR MEDICAL DISCHARGE FROM SERVICE IN THE
UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES, ARE ACCEPTED TO AND ATTEND ANY PUBLIC HIGHER
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION. (EDUCATION 9-4) (APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCE 18-0)

8. HOUSE BILL 260, as amended. AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH CARE; AMENDING THE MEDICAL
IMAGING AND RADIATION THERAPY HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT TO EXEMPT EXPANDED PRACTICE
DOCTORS OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE PERFORMING DIAGNOSTIC MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND
OR MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND PROCEDURE GUIDANCE FROM MEDICAL IMAGING
LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS. (KANE) (HEALTH, GOVERNMENT & INDIAN AFFAIRS AMENDED 6-4;
1E) (JUDICIARY AMENDED 11-0; 5E)

TEMPORARY CALENDAR
1. HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL 481. AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC
EDUCATION; REQUIRING EVIDENCE OF TEACHER COMPETENCY FOR ADVANCEMENT IN THE
THREE-TIER LICENSURE SYSTEM. (EDUCATION 7-5; 1E)

3. HOUSE BILL 541. AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION; ESTABLISHING A SEAL TO DENOTE
PROFICIENCY IN TWO OR MORE LANGUAGES; CREATING THE BILINGUAL EDUCATION ADVISORY
COUNCIL. (MIERA) (EDUCATION 7-5; 1E)

SENATE THIRD READING OF LEGISLATION:
(2) SENATE BILL 249/aa STATEWIDE CONSTRUCTION INSPECTORS/ (PAPEN)
SFL AMENDED/SFL AMENDED

(4) SENATE BILL 403/a HEALTH ALL-PAYER CLAIMS DATABASE TASK FORCE/ (LOPEZ)
SFC AMENDED

(12) SENATE CORPORATIONS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR (CANDELARIA)
SENATE BILL 156 FORMULARY CHANGES IN HEALTH LAWS

(13) SENATE BILL 341 BUILDING & REMODEL CONTRACT THRESHOLD AMOUNT (INGLE)

(17) SENATE BILL 416/a RAISE MINIMUM WAGE/SCORC AMENDED (MARTINEZ)

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

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

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

(31) SENATE PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR (O'NEILL)
SENATE BILL 313/a BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH ACT/SJC AMENDED

(42) SENATE JOINT MEMORIAL 1 FAMILY-FRIENDLY WORKPLACE TASK FORCE (RUE)

SENATE SCHEDULE OF COMMITTEE HEARINGS
FINANCE COMMITTEE - Senator John Arthur Smith, Chairman
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 1:30 p.m. or ½ hr. after session - Room 322
SB 488 UNM STATE-PRIVATE SECTOR INTERNSHIP (McSORLEY)

EDUCATION COMMITTEE - Senator John M. Sapien, Chairman
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 8 a.m. - Room 311
C/HB 424 EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOLS (GARCIA, MH)

PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino, Chairman
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 2 p.m. or 1/2 hr. after session - Room 321
SB 567 DENTAL THERAPIST-HYGIENIST LICENSURE (CISNEROS)

RULES COMMITTEE - Senator Linda M. Lopez, Chairman
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 8:30 a.m. - Room 321
DR. CONRAD JAMES APPOINTMENT (PAYNE)
University of New Mexico Board of Regents
HEIDI OVERTON APPOINTMENT (MUÑOZ)
University of New Mexico Board of Regents
SUZANNE QUILLEN APPOINTMENT (CERVANTES)
University of New Mexico Board of Regents

The House committee schedule has not been updated as yet. We'll keep checking through the day. Note that the UNM students' lottery solvency fix is scheduled for House Education.

HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE - MIMI STEWART, CHAIRMAN
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 8 a.m. - Room 317
HB 586 LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS (SMITH)
HB 493 GEOSPATIAL DATA CLEARINGHOUSE AT UNM (EASLEY

Susan McKinsey, Office of Government and Community Relations