Legislative Update #5

Several House bills have crossed over into the Senate. LJC is vehemently opposed to some, most notably, House Bill 56. This is the mammoth SORNA and human trafficking overhaul. As expected, the legislation passed the House near unanimously. In addition, House Bill 74 which we reported on last week passed despite significant Republican opposition. HB 74 would restore voting rights…

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Legislative Session 2021 Bill Tracker

Below are the bills we have been tracking this legislative session. This page will be updated daily with any new information regarding these bills. To read the full text of these bills, go to http://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/BillFinder/Number. Bill Number Subject/Title Sponsor(s) LJC’s Position Committee/Status Date Scheduled HB 31 MILITARY JUSTICE CODE SEX CRIMES DEFINITIONS Sariñana (D) Neutral Passed House, Sent to SHPAC…

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MASSIVE COVID-19 OUTBREAK AT A SOUTHERN NM PRISON HITS JUST ONE TYPE OF INMATES — SEX OFFENDERS. THAT’S BY DESIGN.

By Jeff Proctor, New Mexico In Depth As the coronavirus established a foothold in southern New Mexico’s Otero County Prison Facility in mid-May, state officials quietly moved 39 inmates out of the massive complex near the Texas border to another prison near Santa Fe. The inmates shared something in common: None was a sex offender. In the days before the…

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