Espinoza's bill passes committee

February 27, 2011 • Local News, News

A bill that stops third-graders from being promoted to the fourth grade if they do not read proficiently cleared the House Education Committee, Saturday. After three days of hearings, the Committee voted 10-1 to pass the measure, which will head to the House floor this week.

The substitute bipartisan bill combines two similar pieces of legislation, one introduced by local lawmaker Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Roswell, and sponsored by Sen. Mary Jane Garcia, D-Doña Ana, and the other by Rep. Mary Helen Garcia, D-Doña Ana.

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