NM Food & Ag Policy Council
Legislative Process and Calendar

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2021

November
NMFAPC Plan/prepare for Interim Committee hearings/presentations 
NMFAPC Interim Committee Requests for Bill Endorsement
NMFAPC Request pre-files from legislative sponsors 
NMFAPC Ask for bill sponsors 
NMFAPC Work with agencies on Fiscal Impact Reports (FIR) 
NMFAPC Food, Hunger and Farm Initiative Plan – Presentation to Health & Human Service Interim Committee
NMFAPC Plan for 2022 NM Food & Farms Day

December
NMFAPC Plan/prepare for Interim Committee hearings/presentations 
NMFAPC Interim Committee Requests for Bill Endorsement 
NMFAPC Request pre-files from legislative sponsors 
NMFAPC Ask for bill sponsors if appropriate 
NMFAPC Work with agencies on Fiscal Impact Reports (FIR) 
NMFAPC Plan for 2022 NM Food & Farms Day

2022
January
NMLegis January 3, 2022 – January 13 Legislation may be pre-filed
NMFAPC Weekly Action Team meetings 
NMLegis January 17, 2022 Legislative Session Opening day (noon)
NMFAPC January 17 – end of legislative session
NMFAPC Weekly Action Team meetings 
NMFAPC Mid month budget review after HA Committee passes HB2 to senate
NMFAPC (Date TBD) 2022 NM Food & Farms Day

February
NMFAPC Weekly Action Team meetings 
NMLegis February 16 Deadline for introduction
NMFAPC Monitor progress of bills
NMLegis Final review of budget (after House and Senate concur)
NMFAPC Letter to governor asking for support of our initiatives 

March
NMLegis March 9 Legislation not acted upon by governor is pocket vetoed
NMLegis March 10 Review final budget and supplemental budgets
NMLegis March 18 2022 Legislative Session ends (noon)
NMFAPC Start administrative advocacy for all legislative outcomes (begin working with agencies to implement funding/programs into their work)

April
NMFAPC Administrative advocacy for all legislative outcomes (begin working with agencies to implement funding/programs into their work)
NMLegis April 7 2022 Legislation not acted on by the governor is pocket vetoed

May
NMFAPC Continue administrative advocacy for all legislative outcomes (begin working with agencies to implement funding/programs into their work)
NMFAPC Determine initial priorities, reporting topics to present to committees 

June
NMLegis June 16  Effective date of legislation which is not a general appropriation bill or a bill carrying an emergency clause or other specified date
NMLegis Interim committees develop work plans
NMLegis Agencies begin budget process 
NMFAPC Call legislative committees to get priorities into their work plans (Health and Human Services, Economic and Rural Development, Legislative Finance Committee) NM Grown, Healthy Food Financing, Healthy Soil, other
priorities
NMFAPC Ask agencies to include funding opportunities in 2023 budgets 
NMFAPC Ask for bill sponsors

July
NMFAPC Request interim committee hearing opportunities 
NMFAPC Ask agencies to include funding opportunities in 2023 budgets 
NMFAPC Continue working with committees to get on their calendars and in their work plans  
NMFAPC Continue working with agencies on budget requests 
NMFAPC Meet with LFC Staff to layout request process & understand their recommendations 
NMFAPC Ask for bill sponsors if appropriate 
NMFAPC Plan for 2023 NM Food & Farms Day

August
NMLegis Agencies present 2023 budget requests to LFC & interim committees
NMFAPC Plan/prepare for Interim Committee hearings/presentations 
NMFAPC Ask for bill sponsors if appropriate 
NMFAPC Plan for 2023 NM Food & Farms Day

September
NMFAPC September 5 Submit request to NM Legislature to hold Food & Farms Day at the Capitol 
NMFAPC Plan/prepare for Interim Committee hearings/presentations 
NMFAPC Interim Committee requests presentations & field trips (dependent on meeting location & Covid) 
NMLegis Bills and Appropriations drafted
NMFAPC Ask for bill sponsors 
NMFAPC Plan for 2023 NM Food & Farms Day

October
NMFAPC Plan/prepare for Interim Committee hearings/presentations 
NMFAPC Interim Committee Requests for Bill Endorsement
NMFAPC Ask for bill sponsors if appropriate 
NMFAPC Plan for 2023 NM Food & Farms Day