SANTA FE — The state House of Representatives voted unanimously today for a bill that would help shield suppliers and manufacturers at Spaceport America from liability lawsuits.
The original vote was announced as 65-0, but Rep. Doreen Gallegos, D-Las Cruces, said her vote for the bill was not recorded. After that, the House amended the tally to 70-0.
State senators previously approved a companion bill for the Spaceport. Each measure next moves to the other chamber.
Spaceport executives said the bills to limit liability from lawsuits would help make New Mexico’s $209 million space travel enterprise competitive with those in other states.