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Issues and Legislation 2007

"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace."
- St. Francis of Assisi

  • Voicing concerns for human life and the social and moral issues facing us today.
  • Mobilizing and encouraging faithful Catholics to integrate their faith and morals into their public life.

One of the major functions of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops is to review, discuss, and make recommendations concerning legislative bills that are being presented and considered during the legislative sessions held every year in Santa Fe. The Conference informs and educates the public and legislators about what the Catholic Church teaches on the moral and social justice issues facing the state and to encourage Catholic citizens to advocate for those issues.

"Faithful citizenship calls Catholics to see civic and political responsibilities through the eyes of faith and to bring our moral convictions to public life." (Faithful Citizenship, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops)

We invite you to join us as Catholic citizens to become informed about the issues and to make "our voices" heard as well as the voices of those who can't speak for themselves. For further information on legislative issues and upcoming bills visit our links.

New Mexico 2007 Legislative Session

Statements and Press Releases for Legislative Session 2007

NM Catholic Conference of Bishops' Press Conference On Embyronic Stem Cell Research Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 2:30 PM (pdf)

Dates to Remember

January 16 Opening day (noon).
February 15 Deadline for introduction.
March 17 Session ends (noon).
April 6 Legislation not acted upon by governor is pocket vetoed.
June 15 Effective date of legislation not carrying an emergency clause or other specified date.



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