|By Steve Terrell, The Santa Fe New Mexican|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
As of Friday afternoon, according to
The 2013 Legislature convenes
Here's a look at some of the legislation already on the table.
Tackling corruption: Once again, Rep.
Gentry's bill would allow judges to add a year to the sentences of public officials convicted of specified corruption-related crimes. It also would prohibit officials convicted of these crimes from ever becoming lobbyists or being awarded government contracts.
Qualifications for public regulation commissioners: Speaking of scandals and corruption, voters in November passed a constitutional amendment requiring
Senate Bill 13, sponsored by Sen.
While the bill currently would require both a college degree and seven years of work experience, Keller said last week that he expects that before the bill clears
Expect more bills dealing with the regulatory commission. In addition to the qualifications amendment, voters also passed amendments to move the corporations division of the commission to the
Other controversial state agencies: Other bills that originated in scandals are those dealing with state agencies that oversee large amounts of money.
First, there is the
Keller said SB 12, co-sponsored by Rep.