NM House Panel OK's Legislative Webcasts

Feb 11, 2014

A House committee has approved two proposals to expand webcasting of legislative proceedings.

One proposal by Democratic Jeff Steinborn of Las Cruces would require webcasting of interim committee meetings that meet when the Legislature isn't in session.

Another proposal by Steinborn would require the archiving of webcasts of House committees and floor sessions. Currently, the public must watch the Legislature's webcasts live.

The Appropriations and Finance Committee approved the measures on Monday and sent them to another panel for consideration. The measures would change legislative rules.

Supporters said archiving webcasts would make it more convenient for the public who can't watch live streaming of legislative proceedings.

Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's office webcasts some legislative proceedings and archives the video on the governor's web site.

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