September 30, 2016 •
New Mexico Special Session Called
On September 29, 2016, Gov. Susana Martinez called a special session for September 30, 2016. The long-awaited proclamation will focus on fixing budget shortfalls and restoring the death penalty.
The ban on fundraising during regular or special session is a major concern for New Mexico legislators as the general election is on November 8, 2016. Per New Mexico law, all legislators are prohibited from soliciting a campaign contribution beginning when a proclamation has been issued and ending when the special session adjourns.
The adjournment date has yet to be determined.
Photo of Gov. Susana Martinez by the New Mexico State Government on Wikimedia Commons.
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