SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico state Capitol constructing has reopened to the general public because the COVID-19 pandemic eases. It was closed to most people for 4 consecutive legislative periods.
About 50 guests wandered the corridors of the round Statehouse on Wednesday because the doorways have been unlocked to all guests for the primary time in roughly a yr. They have been requested to put on masks and most if not all abided.
Legislators shifted final spring to principally digital committee hearings because the pandemic took maintain. Voting even befell remotely from outdoors the Capitol amongst members of the Home of Representatives.
The Capitol additionally was ringed by fencing and barricades, with troops readily available, between January and March as a consequence of safety considerations linked to the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
A 60-day legislative session ending on March 20 centered on financial reduction and progressive initiatives such authorization for medical help in dying. Leisure marijuana was legalized throughout a separate particular session this yr.
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