During the 60-day legislative session that ended a week ago, part of the narrative focused on the treatment — or mistreatment — of women by men at the Roundhouse.
Lawmakers also will consider expanding the Local Economic Development Act, according to the office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Sen. Greg Baca, R-Belen, the Senate minority leader, called it “poor timing” to hold a special session during Holy Week.
The sale of miniature bottles of liquor for off-site consumption will be prohibited beginning July 1 under a sweeping liquor law reform measure Gov. Lujan Grisham signed into law last week.
The governor didn't rule out the possibility other measures would be considered at the special session, calling it "premature" to say nothing else would be on the agenda.
"We've all seen what's happened when we devolve. It's ugly," Senate President Pro Tem Mimi Stewart said.
Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto, an Albuquerque Democrat, is accused of attacking the bill's sponsor in a debate over whether the measure should include government workers.
The Senate stripped an amendment from House Bill 20 that would have included government employees.
In addition to outlawing the use of traps, Senate Bill 32 would prohibit the use of snares and wildlife poison on public land.