New Mexico moves closer to ending qualified immunity. Late on Wednesday night, the House and Senate both approved HB 4 and sent it to the governor’s desk.
As the Santa Fe New Mexican reports, HB 4 now heads to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The bill, also known as the New Mexico Civil Rights Act, cleared the state senate late Wednesday night. This bill, if signed by the governor, would end qualified immunity in New Mexico.
The outlook among supporters is positive. “We will soon have a clear path to justice and a meaningful way to hold government accountable,” said House Speaker Brian Egolf. Egolf is the original sponsor of the bill moving New Mexico closer to ending QI. “This is a bright day for the NM Constitution.”
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