HJR 2 is an opportunity for voters in New Mexico to decide on modernizing the legislature. It proposes to align the odd and
even-number year legislative sessions to 60 days; adds consideration of all subjects for legislation each year, including veto overrides; requires a halftime recess; and allows pending legislation to be
continued between regular legislative sessions.
These changes provide more time in session for our legislators to do their jobs more effectively. Currently odd-number year sessions are restricted to working on the budget and items the Executive branch puts on the “Call”. These and other restrictions stymie our legislators’ ability to thoroughly address the needs of New Mexicans.
The 5-day break mid-session is an important quality of life provision to rest, spend time with family, and regroup for the second half of the session.
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