New Mexico, US approves groundbreaking bill to end costly court fees in legal system

From partner Fines & Fees Justice Center: With clear bipartisan support, the New Mexico Senate approved legislation to eliminate the post-adjudication and bench warrant fees that have recently become the subject of a national movement to end the criminalization of poverty. It will now go to the Governor’s desk for consideration.

Sponsored by Representative Micaela Lara Cadena of Mesilla, the bill represents a targeted effort by the New Mexico Judiciary, the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts and advocates to realign court priorities and practices.

Read full press release here: New Mexico Legislature Approves Groundbreaking Bill to End Costly Court Fees in Legal System

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20 March, 2023
Type of Update:
In the Courts
In the News
Updates from our Partners
Courts Systems
Fees and Fines
Human Rights
Petty Offences
Pre-trial Detention
United States
North America
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Fines & Fees Justice Center

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