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House passes broad, bipartisan anti-crime bill : Measure would boost some penalties, help cities and counties retain officers

Feb 03, 2018 - Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico)

SANTA FE - The state House passed a broad package of anti-crime legislation Friday as Republicans and Democrats alike found common ground to take aim at New Mexico's high crime rate.

The proposal was approved 66-1 and now heads to the Senate. If approved there, it will go to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, a former prosecutor who hasn't said whether she would sign the bill.

The 90-page proposal would increase penalties for violent felons caught with a firearm, help cities and counti...