Policy Agenda

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Member-driven Policies

NMCC’s policy agenda is the product of year-round input by our member businesses, working through focused policy committees.

Our policy committees are open to all employees at all member businesses. As a result of this process:

  • NMCC’s policy agenda is shaped directly by those it affects, and those who know the relevant issues and industries best.
  • NMCC’s policy agenda comes straight from our member businesses — never from staff, political parties or closed-door meetings.
  • NMCC’s policy agenda always reflects the most current needs of New Mexico’s business community and the constantly changing political landscape.

2021 Interim Policy Agenda Priorities

Presented in Alphabetical Order by Committees

Agriculture and Food Processing: Seed standardization legislation to ensure the consistent statewide regulation of seeds;

Economic Development and Technology: The investment tax credit and expanding the credit to go against either compensating tax or gross receipts tax;

Education and Workforce Development: Quality childcare and education programs that are focused on a child’s success in school, measure child outcomes and encourage continued training opportunities and other initiatives to retain staff in early childhood settings;

Energy and Extractive Industries: Policies that provide for the commercially viable development of energy infrastructure, including roads, oil and natural gas pipelines, electric transmission lines, energy storage, and electric and natural gas distribution systems that will benefit end-use markets, including such things as natural gas and electric vehicles and smart-grid technologies; including the development of an interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel;

Envrionment, Water & Land Use: Reforming the regulatory and administrative process that eliminates delays in permit processing and promotes consistent, reasonable, and predictable administrative processes including policy development, permitting, enforcement and compliance procedures;

Healthcare: Implementation or enhancement of sustainable, evidence-based programs that
o reduce inappropriate utilization of limited healthcare resources,
o ensure access to healthcare coverage for all New Mexicans,
o promote appropriate medication use; and,
o maintain healthcare plan options for New Mexico businesses and those purchasing coverage through the individual market.

Taxation: Elimination or a significant reduction of pyramiding caused by the taxation of business to business services; and,

Workplace, Legal Reform & Government Accountability: Statewide uniformity of employment laws, such as paid or underpaid leave mandates, wage or fringe benefit mandates, and scheduling mandates; in order to provide a stable environment for employers and promote economic development.