Albuquerque FOP Lodge # 1

Albuquerque FOP Lodge # 1 Albuquerque Lodge #1 is an organization of Local, County, State, Federal Law Enforcement Officers and Corrections Officers in the Albuquerque area.
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We are affiliated with the State Lodge and National Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Operating as usual

03/02/2021

ACTION ALERT:
HB 162 - PERA Board Changes
Dear RPENM Member:

An amended committee substitute for HB 162 (PERA Board changes) will be heard as the first order of business at the State Government, Elections & Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Although the amended committee substitute makes some improvements to the original bill, there are still significant problems with this legislation. Most importantly, this legislation does nothing to address the incredible underrepresentation of retirees on the PERA Board. Retirees currently represent about 50% of all PERA members, but would only get 2 board positions on the new board, or less than 17% of the positions on the new board.

If the legislature is going to make significant changes to the PERA board, there should be proportional representation for retirees on the board. Retiree representatives should account for approximately 50% of all board positions. In addition, retirees were not consulted on this important legislation. The best solution is for the legislature to study this matter during the interim process, consult with all stakeholders and propose a true compromise that has been fully vetted during the 2022 legislative session.

Please immediately call the below members of the House State Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee and the Speaker of the House, Brian Egolf. These Representatives are considering making major changes to the PERA Board, which greatly impacts your retirement and livelihood without your input and consent. Other members of the committee are committed to protecting your rights and we do not need to call those members.

Urge the below members to vote NO on HB 162 until retirees get proportional representation on the PERA Board and/or until retirees have been included and have a meaningful voice in determining any major changes to the PERA Board of Trustees. Finally, remind the below members that, as retirees, WE VOTE!

Please take action today:

Submit a personal email and/or call Speaker of the House, Brian Egolf, in opposition to HB 162.
Representative Brian Egolf - [email protected] - (505) 986-4782

Submit a personal email and/or call to these House State Government, Elections & Indian Affairs Committee members in opposition to HB 162.
Representative D. Wonda Johnson, Vice Chair - [email protected] - (505) 986-4433
Representative Gail Chasey - [email protected] - (505) 986-4411
Representative Daymon Ely - [email protected] - (505) 986-4243
Representative Doreen Y. Gallegos - [email protected] - (505) 986-4774
Representative Kristina Ortez - [email protected] - (505) 986-4254

Take Action Wednesday.
Testify in opposition to HB 162. Log on to the committee hearing Wednesday, March 3, 8:00 AM MST by clicking here.
The Chair of the committee will ask you to vote in favor or in opposition to HB 162, please vote no online during the meeting when you are given the option.

Thank you for your continued support and advocacy. Please feel free to share this email with friends and family who support our position.

Thank you,

Joel W. Pafford
President
RPENM Board of Directors
Retired Public Employees of New Mexico

03/01/2021

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From: Retired Public Employees of New Mexico
Date: February 28, 2021 at 2:31:16 PM MST
To: [email protected]
Subject: Legislative Update - HB 162
Reply-To: [email protected]

Legislative Update
HB 162 - PERA Board Changes
Dear RPENM Member:

Last week we informed you that HB 162 had been “tabled” in the House State Government, Elections & Indian Affairs Committee. Unfortunately, there are rumors that this same committee might reconsider this legislation.

We need to stay alert to this possible development and be prepared to fight to save the PERA board and our right to elect board members who will work to protect our precious pensions.

New Mexico PERA retirees did an amazing job in reaching out to the members of the first committee, but we may need to contact members of subsequent committees in the House, as well as the Senate.

As there are only one or two members of the first committee that may change their original vote, we do not think it is helpful to contact members of that committee. Some important allies are working on those members.

If the bill is revived and moves forward, it will go to the House Judiciary Committee. If that happens, we will notify you and ask you to contact the members of that committee. Please be prepared to contact members of the House Judiciary Committee, all Representatives and Senate committee members.

Please stay alert and be ready to fight again.

Thank you,

Joel W. Pafford
President
RPENM Board of Directors
Retired Public Employees of New Mexico

Albuquerque Lodge #1 Auxiliary Fraternal Order of Police Easter Baskets Fundraiser. Members of the Auxiliary working on ...
02/28/2021

Albuquerque Lodge #1 Auxiliary Fraternal Order of Police Easter Baskets Fundraiser. Members of the Auxiliary working on the Easter Baskets today.You can purchase your Easter Basket by contacting the Lodge Office at 505.345. 2639.

02/26/2021
Home - New Mexico Legislature

SENATE HEALTH AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
SENATOR GERALD ORTIZ y PINO, CHAIRMAN
SENATOR BILL TALLMAN, VICE CHAIR
SENATOR GREGG SCHMEDES, RANKING MEMBER SENATOR BRENDA McKENNA
SENATOR DAVID GALLEGOS SENATOR ANTOINETTE SEDILLO LOPEZ
SENATOR STUART INGLE SENATOR ELIZABETH STEFANICS
Meeting may be viewed via Webcast at "nmlegis.gov"
AGENDA
____________________________________________________________________
DATE TIME ROOM
Fri., Feb. 26, 2021 1/2 hr after flr session Virtual Zoom Meeting
____________________________________________________________________
House Bills
HB 35 INDEPENDENT ROLE FOR NURSE ANESTHETISTS (MATTHEWS/SWEETSER)
CS/HB 4/a NM CIVIL RIGHTS ACT (LOUIS/EGOLF)

Reconsideration
SB 274 USE OF DEADLY FORCE REPORTING (SEDILLO LOPEZ/ROYBAL CABALLERO)

Carry Over
*SB 258 CREATE CRIME OF LOOTING (BACA)
SB 261 COVID PRESUMPTION FOR FIREFIGHTERS (MUNOZ)
SB 265 COUNTY JURISDICTION OVER TRAFFIC CITATIONS (PIRTLE)
SB 268 CHANGE AUDIT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS (POPE)
SB 272/a MILITARY FAMILY EARLY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT (POPE)
New Bill
SB 275 VSD RESPONSIBILITY FOR HOMELESS VETERANS (POPE)

For public participation, complete the registration form by clicking the
following link https://ggle.io/3pe5 .Deadline to respond is Thurs., Feb. 25 at 5:00 p.m.
You will be contacted by our Zoom Operator with virtual meeting instructions. If
you do not receive a response, check your "junk" email. Please note that if there
is a high volume of requests for public comment not everyone who has registered
may be able to speak. Written comments can be sent via email to [email protected]
PLEASE KEEP THEM TO 300 WORDS OR LESS.

Penny Mendoza, Committee Secretary, Room 300, Ext. 4481 ID: 455

02/26/2021

HB 4 is scheduled for the Senate Health & Public Affairs Committee tomorrow, 02/26, at 01:30 pm. I encourage you to get the word and sign up for public comment and/or send your written comments:

Sign up to talk by clicking this link.
Public Comment Link
Watch Webcast
Written comments can be sent via email to [email protected].

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D), Chair
Bill Tallman (D), Vice Chair
Brenda McKenna (D)
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (D)
Elizabeth "Liz" Stephanics (D)
Gregg Schemedes (R)
David Gallegos (R)
Stuart Ingle (R)

Fraternally,

Bob Martinez
Fraternal Order of Police

IMPORTANT: SB 227, Inspection of Police Misconduct Investigation introduced by Senator Linda Lopez. The bill makes sweep...
02/25/2021

IMPORTANT: SB 227, Inspection of Police Misconduct Investigation introduced by Senator Linda Lopez. The bill makes sweeping reforms to police use of force. It is another anti-law enforcement bill. It is in the Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee and will be heard this afternoon, 1/2 hour after floor session. Get after it and let the members know your opposition. And sign up for Zoom.
Committee Members:
Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D), Chair
Bill Tallman (D)
Brenda McKenna (D)
Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez (D)
Elizabeth "Liz" Stephanics (D)
Greg Schmeddes (R)
David Gallegos (R)
Stuart Ingle (R)

02/22/2021
Home - New Mexico Legislature

ALERT-HB 286, Law Enforcement Licensure, introduced by Representative Maestas is scheduled to be heard in the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday, Febfuary 23, 2021 at 1:30pm. This legislation moves the certification of officers to the Regulation and Licensing Department and removes the Officer Bill of Rights. It is bad public policy and anti-law enforcement. Contact the Committee and state your opposition. Representative Elizabeth "Liz" Thomson is the Committee Chair. www.nmlegis.gov

02/20/2021

Subject: Action Alert: HB 162 - PERA Board Changes IMPORTANT



If this bill passes (and Speaker Egolf is pushing hard) retirees lose their voice on the PERA Board. All members will be appointed, with the retiree member being appointed by the governor. You only need to remember Bill Richardson and the Correa family scandal (the State Investment Council was duked out of tens of millions of our dollars) to know that this is NOT a good idea. Please call and email these representatives, including Egolf, and let them know that 90,000 PERA members are against bill HB 162. The problem with the PERA Board was entirely the fault of (recently resigned) Executive Director Wayne Propst. Prior to Propst the Board never had the issues that it had during his tenure. This was caused by Propst not working for the Board, but trying to manipulate it by pitting Fire against everyone else. Propst is gone, the Board is fine.

Good Morning Brothers and Sisters, CALL TO ACTION! CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES! As many of you know, 2/18/2021 was the ...
02/20/2021

Good Morning Brothers and Sisters, CALL TO ACTION! CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES! As many of you know, 2/18/2021 was the last day for legislation to be introduced and we are at midpoint in the current sixty day legislative session. As of yesterday, 866 bills were introduced. More than a dozen bills due considerable arm to law enforcement. Given this legislation, one can say that the legislature will go down in history as a anti-lawenforcement in an attempt at reforming police, e.g., HB4, SB375, HB254, HB286 to name a few. Additionally, 41 dummy bills were introduced under the title of PUBLIC PEACE, HEALTH, SAFETY & WWLFARE. Also, the governor can only line item veto legislation that carries and appropriation. Have a great weekend...!

From Immediate Past President Bob Martinez.

02/16/2021

Good evening Brothers and Sisters:

It is very unfortunate to inform you that we had another Officer Involved Shooting today at about 4:00 P.M. at the Sonic Drive Inn on North Main Street.

LCPD Officers were attempting to take a suspect into custody from inside a vehicle when the suspect accelerated and fled. An LCPD officer was struck with the suspect vehicle as the suspect fled, suffering serious injury to his (officer) leg. The LCPD Officer was transported to the hospital and the suspect had not been located as of early the evening.

It is believed that one shot was fired during the incident. Please lift the officer in prayer. In kaddition, please join me in prayer for the safety of all our officers. God knows we need it.

James Flores
Fraternal Order of Police
Albuquerque Lodge 1
New Mexico National Trustee
Grand Lodge History Committee-Chair

02/12/2021

NEW MEXICO FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
2nd Report 55th Legislative Seession
Thursday, February 4, 2021

Brothers and Sisters;

I hope this report finds every one in good health and doing fine. The Legislative Committee is working hard for you. The committee sends out information to the State Board and local lodges. I hope the leaders relay the information to the membership. If you donot get the information please check with your President of your local lodge.

The 55th Legislative Session is moving right along despite Covid 19 out breaks. It has become very difficult to participate in committee hearings, but the Legislative Committee is doing its very best to represent you. You should have received two (2) urgent requests about SB 90 and HB 4 being heard in committees. These notices are sent out so you can contact Legislators and voice your opposition or support for the legislation to be heard. SB 90 PERA overtime included in PERA payments for fire and police., passed the Health & Public Affairs Committee and HB 4 NM Civil Rights Act (Qualified Immunity) passed the State Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee and is scheduled to be heard Friday, February 5, 2021 at 1:30 PM in the House Judiciary. Contact the committee members and voice your opposition to this bill. Information is contained in the urgent message sent out last night.

Several bad bills were introduced in the Senate on Tuesday. Those being SB 227 Police Misconduct Investigation, Sen. Lopez. Bill also says when you can use force, removes less than leathal weapons. Very Bad for Law Enforcement, will place law enforcement officers in a very dangerous situtions. Need to fight this one hard also. Another bad bill for law enforcement is SB 274,Use of Deadly Force Reporting, Sen. Sedillo Lopez. This bill cause each use of force situation to be recorded in data base for everyone to see and assigns a prosecutor, appointed by Attorney General, to investigate. Very bad bill for law enforcement. These bills as well as others needs to be strongly and publicly opposed. FIGHT FOR YOUR FUTURE. These two (2) bills have not been assigned a hearing before a committee as of yet, but it won’t be long before they are. Lodges, labor unions and the public needs to get involved in your jurisdictions.

As a result of high profile cases, the Legislature has chosen our profession to blame for the actions of others. They are treating us like the criminals. There will be other bills aimed at Law Enforcement, we need to be prepared to fight them. We can start by getting family, friends and the community to get involved in letting the Legislature know that this type of legislation is not for our Law Enforcement Community. Send letters, e-mails, hold press conferences in your area, and have your municipal and county governments pass resolutions condeming these bills and in support of Law Enforcement. We need to be strong and united more than ever. Stand Proud.

This is the second report of many to follow, as the legislature moves forward. The last day to introduce legislation is February 8th, 2021. If any one has any questions please contact me at the phone # and e-mail adress below.

Respectfully Submitted,

Terry Fortenberry
NM Fraternal Order of Police
Legislative Chairman

02/12/2021

Brothers and Sisters;

HB 12 & 17 (Cannabis Regulation Act) are scheduled to be heard by the House Health & Human Services Committee on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Please send info out to mailing lists and ask them oppose bill during hearing. Attached below is the two bills, committee members and the House Representatives address, phone # and e-mail list. Please contact them to oppose the bill. Thank you.

PROUD TO BE FOP.

Terry Fortenberry
NMFOP
Legislative Chair.

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Albuquerque, NM
87110

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