Thursday, July 01, 2010
7/1-7/2: NM Legislative Courts, Corrections and Justice Committee to Meet at Capitol
New Mexico's Legislative Courts Corrections and Justice Committee will meet in Room 322 of the State Capitol in Santa Fe at 10:00 AM on Thursday and Friday, July 1–2, 2010. Time for public comment will be allowed each day. This week the Legislative Council voted to approve webcasting of Interim Committee meetings, so a live audio feed of this meeting will be available during the meeting at the Legislature's website.
The Interim Committee will hear reports from the cabinet secretaries of both the Corrections Department and Children Youth and Families Department on a number of areas, including the impact of budget cuts. The Executive Director of the New Mexico Sentencing Commission will report on the inmate population forecast and provisions for reducing the population.
Co-Chair, Sen. Peter Wirth (D–Santa Fe–25), stated, “The committee will hear testimony on two high-profile bills from the 2010 session which did not pass: treatment in lieu of incarceration (HB 178) carried by Rep. Moe Maestas, and certification of reserve police officers (HB 185) carried by Rep. Bill Rehm. The Committee also will have an update on the Cambiar New Mexico juvenile model and a report from Secretary Joe Williams on Corrections Department issues, including private prison monitoring and costs.”
For more information and the most current committee agendas and calendars, please go to the Committee's web page.