USA: New Mexico signs groundbreaking Fee Elimination Bill into Law 

From Fines & Fees Justice Center: SANTA FE, NM – Last night, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed HB 139, which eliminates the post-adjudication and bench warrant fees that have recently become the subject of a national movement to end the criminalization of poverty.

The new law, sponsored by Representative Micaela Lara Cadena of Mesilla, secured bipartisan support as part of an effort by the New Mexico Judiciary, the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts and advocates to realign court priorities and practices.

Read full article: New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham Signs Groundbreaking Fee Elimination Bill Into Law

7 April, 2023
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The Campaign to Decriminalise Poverty and Status is a coalition of organisations from across the world that advocate for the repeal of laws that target people based on poverty, status or for their activism.


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