Late this week the House Judiciary Committee rejected a modification of the existing driver's license issuance bill that Governor Susana Martinez called a "sham." Instead, the committee approved a straight forward bill submitted by Andy Nunez, the only independent member of the legislature. The Nunez bill (HB-103), which repeals the current law, has the support of the vast majority of New Mexico citizens. The bill is expected to make it through the House of Representatives.
Since the reform process died in the hands of Senate Democrats last year, some have expressed remorse and said they will yield to the overwhelming majority of their constituents and vote to repeal the bill. However, so far there are no signs that any Senate Democrats are willing to actually work in a positive way towards putting the driver’s license crime syndicates out of business in this state. Talk is still the cheapest commodity in Santa Fe.