I have introduced or am openly supporting legislation to:
End the issuance of Driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. This current practice has allowed criminal enterprises to form selling their services to help illegal immigrants obtain driver's licenses. This practice has not increased highway safety as promised. NM has now issued over 94,000 driver's license to suspected illegal immigrants. Federal government has mandated all states must have a secure driver's license that can be used to board aircraft. This REAL ID act has met with opposition from several states because of the unfunded mandate. The implementation date has been extended several times and currently is set for January 2013 (just extended to summer 2013). The Federal threat is; our State DL will not allow us to board an aircraft and you will be required to show your passport.
Ending social promotion- allow teachers to teach at grade level and not having some students holding the rest of the class back.
Reduction of regulations on all business and helping promote more oil drilling within NM. Oil and gas is the single most contributors to our State budget. The US must become oil independent.
Closing the loopholes in Second degree murder.
Ending Golden Parachutes for State employees who resign or are terminated. These individuals should not receive future payments to resign their employment so they can take another job.
2003 Louis Caldera--$320,000 UNM
2006 Manny Aragon--$200,000 Highlands University
2008 Rocky Long almost $1 million UNM
2011 Mike Locksley--$750,00 UNM
2012 Barbara Couture--$453,000 NNSU
Close DWI loopholes
Reducing our 20% property tax mil levy that is sent to UNM Hospital for out of county indigent healthcare coverage. (Savings $250,000 home = $400 per year) To review my committee handout with more information on this subject please click the Property Tax tab. January 2014 everyone must meet the Federal requirement to purchase their own insurance.
Co-sponsor of the increased requirements to run for the office of Public Regulatory Commissioner.