This week was the deadline for Governor Ige to sign or veto legislation on his desk. Governor Ige signed SB 3054, and HB 2744 went into law without his signature, due to his failure to veto the measure. Both bills are effective upon approval and are now state law.
The City Council recently voted down Resolution R-20-68 that would have urged the New Mexico Legislature to rip the state firearms preemption language from the New Mexico Constitution. That important language, found in Article II Section 6, provides that "No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms." Now, just two weeks later, the City Council is set to consider two ordinances which violate that very provision of the state constitution!