We are down to the wire for the 2019 session of the New Mexico Legislature.
The state was buzzing with excitement before the start of the 60-day legislative session. A new governor had just taken office, and both chambers of the Legislature were under the control of Democrats, fueling a notion that this session would see significant progress on multiple high-profile fronts.
Some of that excitement was worthwhile. A handful of the bills debated by lawmakers this year have passed the House, Senate and been signed by the governor — or are currently waiting for her signature. But at the same time, some initiatives that at first seemed like they were a given, like legalizing recreational marijuana, now appear all but dead.
The legislative session finishes on Friday (March 15).
Here’s a breakdown of 10 important bills and where they stand: already law, will likely become law or probably dead in the water.