By Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal

SANTA FE – A complex regulatory bill aimed at setting a new energy course for New Mexico – and the state’ largest utility – hit a roadblock Saturday in its first Senate committee.

The Senate Conservation Committee voted 5-4 to table the legislation, though the panel’s chairman, Sen. Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, said after casting the decisive vote that he’s open to bringing it back during the 30-day session, which ends Feb. 15.

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