“I wish we were discussing this in 1492,” Rep. Ray Begaye, D-Shiprock, just told the group. Begaye is a Navajo lawmaker.
“Is that a bill number,” Sen. John Ryan, R-Albuquerque, cracked. Laughter.
“Can I make that a friendly amendment,” Begaye responded. More laughter.
That exchange is about it for levity in the discussion over whether New Mexico should stop issuing drivers’ licenses to illegal immigrants.