House republicans criticize Senate’s slow action on public safety bills

The New Mexico Roundhouse - 2015 Legislative Session

SANTA FE (KRQE) – House republicans are getting frustrated with the Senate’s slow action on a number of public safety bills.

The House passed a teen curfew bill, a three strikes expansion and other proposals targeting repeat offenders more than a week ago, but with only nine days left to go, none of them have been heard in the Senate.

“These are the most critical and most important bills that we are trying to shepherd through this legislative session,” said Rep. Paul Pacheco, R-Albuquerque.

Senate democrats have criticized republican crime proposals, saying many of them would be costly and take away from jobs legislation.

KRQE News 13 has learned a senate panel is set to hear many of those public safety bills on Thursday, just one week before the session wraps.

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