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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