Judiciary Committee, New Mexico State Senate

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The Judiciary Committee is a standing committee of the New Mexico Senate.

Per Section 9.1 of the Senate Rules, committees of the New Mexico State Senate are appointed by the Committees' Committee.[1] The rules do not specify when or how often committees are assigned. The Committees' Committee will assign the chair, vice-chair and the ranking member of each standing committee.[2] All appointments made by the Committees' Committee are subject to the approval of the Senate.[3]

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The judiciary committee shall examine all bills, resolutions and memorials which are required to be enrolled and engrossed before they go out of the possession of the senate and report when it finds each to be correctly enrolled and engrossed.[4][5]

Committee members

2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Judiciary Members, 2015
Democratic members (6)Republican members (4)
Richard Martinez, ChairWilliam Payne, Ranking Member
Joseph Cervantes, Vice chairRon Griggs
Linda LopezJohn Ryan
Cisco McSorleyLisa Torraco
Michael Sanchez
Peter Wirth



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