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2019 NM S 192
Author: Ivey-Soto
Version: Enacted - Final
Version Date: 03/27/2019

Chapter No. 73

SB 192

AN ACT

RELATING TO INCARCERATION; REQUIRING COURTS TO CONSIDER PREGNANCY OR LACTATION FOR RELEASE, BOND OR GOOD TIME COMPUTATION.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:

SECTION 1. RELEASE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE PREGNANT OR LACTATING.--

A. The court shall consider an individual's pregnancy or lactation status when determining whether the individual is eligible for release or bond and in the computation of good time credit. A presumption shall be made in favor of release for an individual who is pregnant or lactating. An individual released pursuant to this section shall be placed on the least restrictive conditions of release necessary to ensure return to custody.

B. As used in this section, "release" means:

(1) custodial release, which is release under such court-imposed restrictions as to satisfy the court that the person remains in custody while released; and

(2) noncustodial release, which is release under such conditions that are not considered custodial.

SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2019.


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