protectnmcalendarwDid you know that the legislature’s work doesn’t end with the session?  That’s because after the session ends, decision-makers begin to discuss key issues—like water and energy—that are important to the state in meetings called “interim committees.”

Interim committees are an important part of the legislative process. Some of the most crucial conversations—such as the one that brought about the new proposed copper mining rules—begin during interim committees, and we make sure we’re involved in them right from the start.

With 27 committees discussing any range of issues, keeping track of the important meetings can be a challenge. That’s why for the first time our website,, will keep you up to speed on the interim committee process by posting information about upcoming hearings.

Protect New Mexico features important information like when and where meetings will be held to discuss conservation-related topics and if there will be time for New Mexicans, like you, to provide comment. All interim committee hearings are open to the public.

If you’re interested in learning how to use or getting involved in interim committees, please contact us by replying to this email.

Hearings will be held during the summer and fall. During the last meetings prior to the next session, committees will vote to endorse bills. This process informs us on what issues will be raised during the session and where legislators stand on them.

Visit to stay connected during interim committee season.

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