Info about the National Popular Vote bill itself

The National Popular Vote bill is a simple, elegant piece of legislation that uses exactly the same wording, down to the comma, for every participating state and the District of Columbia.


Even though the National Popular Vote bill previously passed New Mexico's House in 2009 and Senate in 2017, it will not become law until the bill has been approved by both the House and Senate during a single legislative session and then is signed by the governor into law before the session's signing deadline.


Each time the National Popular Vote bill or any other bill fails to complete all of these steps in a single session, the process must begin all over again from scratch during future legislatures. Not only is precious time lost in that case (remember 2020), but the lost time is risky in and of itself since hearing assignments, committee demographics, and political climates and maneuverings can change in the interval.