NM H.B. 44 Career Technical Teacher Development Quality Education This bill, sponsored by Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton, and signed into law on Feb. 4, 2019, provides a systemic professional development framework for teachers, paraprofessionals and school-related personnel. Why it matters to working people. A high-quality public education builds skills and knowledge and helps children reach their greatest potential. It fosters teamwork, critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to land good jobs and help the United States compete in the global economy. Every child has the right to an education that helps them reach their full potential. This law provides the framework to prepare and support educators so they may continue to offer a high-quality educational experience.