Last night the New Mexico House of Representatives passed SB32 Roxy’s Law to restrict the use of leghold traps, snares and poisons on public lands. This is a huge win for wildlife and for public land users! The Southwest Environmental Center and our partners in TrapFree NM have been working for years to pass this bill. If it is signed into law by Governor Lujan Grisham, New Mexico will join neighbors Arizona and Colorado in eliminating these cruel, indiscriminate and dangerous devices from our public lands.

Thanks to all of you who took the time to contact your legislator in support of SB32. Each and every one of you made a difference. To say it was a close call is an understatement! With less than 48 hours remaining in the session, the bill passed by 35-34 vote, with all Republicans and eight Democrats (and one independent) voting against it.

Please take a moment to thank your representative if they voted yes, and express your disappointment if they didn’t. You can find contact info here. Here is the vote tally:

YES

  • Eliseo Lee Alcon
  • Deborah A. Armstrong
  • Karen C. Bash
  • Micaela Lara Cadena
  • Christine Chandler
  • Gail Chasey
  • Meredith A. Dixon
  • Brian Egolf
  • Daymon Ely
  • Joanne J. Ferrary
  • Natalie Figueroa
  • Doreen Y. Gallegos
  • Miguel P. Garcia
  • Joy Garratt
  • Susan K. Herrera
  • Dayan Hochman-Vigil
  • Georgene Louis
  • Tara L. Lujan
  • Patricia A. Lundstrom
  • Antonio Maestas
  • Javier Martínez
  • Marian Matthews
  • Matthew McQueen
  • Kristina Ortez
  • Andrea Romero
  • G. Andrés Romero
  • Patricia Roybal Caballero
  • Angelica Rubio
  • Debra M. Sariñana
  • Linda Serrato
  • Nathan P. Small
  • Melanie A. Stansbury
  • Sheryl Williams Stapleton
  • Elizabeth "Liz" Thomson
  • Christine Trujillo

NO

  • Anthony Allison (D)
  • Phelps Anderson (I)
  • Gail Armstrong
  • Alonzo Baldonado
  • Rachel A. Black
  • Cathrynn N. Brown
  • Ambrose Castellano (D)
  • Jack Chatfield
  • Zachary J. Cook
  • Randal S. Crowder
  • Rebecca Dow
  • Candy Spence Ezzell
  • Kelly K. Fajardo
  • Harry Garcia (D)
  • Jason C. Harper
  • Joshua Hernandez
  • D. Wonda Johnson (D)
  • T. Ryan Lane
  • Raymundo Lara (D)
  • Derrick J. Lente
  • Stefani Lord
  • Willie D. Madrid (D)
  • Rod Montoya
  • Roger E. Montoya (D)
  • Greg Nibert
  • Randall T. Pettigrew
  • Jane E. Powdrell-Culbert
  • William "Bill" R. Rehm
  • Larry R. Scott
  • James R.J. Strickler
  • Candie G. Sweetser (D)
  • Luis M. Terrazas
  • James G. Townsend
  • Martin R. Zamora