FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 8, 2020

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

Rep. Rehm’s crime bills move forward in Anti-crime Omnibus Bill

SANTA FE, NM— The conversation on out of control crime continues in Santa Fe today with the House Judiciary committee hearing the Anti-crime omnibus bill. Representative Bill Rehm (R-Albuquerque) presented his two bills part of the package, HB 35 and HB 113 both aimed at enhancing penalties for felony possession or use of a firearm.

“Our goal is to make it tougher to be a criminal in New Mexico. I am pleased that my colleagues, and Governor Lujan Grisham could come together to make our state safer,” said Representative Bill Rehm, “This bipartisan omnibus crime package is a step in the right direction to finally address New Mexico’s crime problem.

HB 6, HB 35 and HB 113 were combined in the Judiciary committee in the substitute anti-crime omnibus measure. The package passed the committee unanimously.

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