Senate Judiciary amends HB78

On a vote of six to five, the Senate Judiciary Committee just amended Rep. Andy Nunez’s bill. Sen. Tim Eichenberg, D-Albuquerque, was the lone Democrat to oppose the compromise, which would effectively leave New Mexico’s current policy as it is, although it would increase penalties on certain acts.

It also would revoke driver’s licenses for any undocumented person who does not present certain documents to the state’s Taxation and Revenue Department to renew his or her license within two years of the legislation taking effect.

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Trip Jennings is a Capitol reporter at the Santa Fe New Mexican.
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