Rep. Rehm Crime Bills Move Forward to Judiciary Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 28, 2020

Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov

SANTA FE, NM— Rep. Bill Rehm (R-Albuquerque) today presented two bills from his crime package in the House Consumer & Public Affairs committee. The first bill was House Bill 113, dealing with increasing penalties for felons who possess firearms. And House Bill 114 that will make it a crime to carry a firearm while trafficking a controlled substance. HB 113 and 114 are part of a larger crime package that received a call and support from the Governor to be heard during the thirty-day legislative session. 

“Crime has been an issue for a long time in our state and I am glad that our legislature, with Governor Lujan Grisham’s support, is finally taking steps to address the problems,” said Rep. Bill Rehm, “These two bills will make it a lot tougher to be a criminal in New Mexico. I have been working on some of these issues for quite a while and look forward to them being heard in the Judiciary committee.”

Both HB 113 and HB 114 passed the House Consumer & Public Affairs committee by a vote of 4-1, and will be heard next in the House Judiciary committee.

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