Legislative Update March 15

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>online casinoSenate Judiciary passed HB 40 (Limit Municipal Condemnation of Water Rights) yesterday evening unanimously and it now goes to the Senate floor where Senator Michael Sanchez will carry the bill.  If it passes the Senate tomorrow, it will go to Governor Richardson for his signature.

SB 486 (Remove Acequias from MRGCD Jurisdiction) passed the Senate Public Affairs Committee and is on the Senate floor calendar.

HB 2 is still in Senate Finance Committee and is expected to be acted upon very shortly.  Acequia education funds are still in the budget as is the ACDF base budget.  No word on the status of the farmer education/rural entrepreneurship funds.