Santa Fe, NM- The primary particular session of 2021 started at midday within the Roundhouse. The session was known as by the Governor following the adjournment of the common 60-day session and the failure of leisure hashish legalization, a excessive precedence invoice for the COVID-19 battered administration.
Consultant Invoice Rehm (Albuquerque) right this moment introduced the excellent ‘Leisure Marijuana Street Security Plan’, a package deal of laws geared toward bettering public security regarding DWI’s. The ‘Street Security Plan’ facilities round remedying and bettering upon New Mexico DWI legal guidelines which have been restricted following the Supreme Court docket’s Birchfield v North Dakota choice. In mild of the excessive chance of hashish legalization, Consultant Rehm launched the ‘Street Security Plan’ to make sure that because the state strikes ahead, the many years of enhancements in DWI prevention usually are not put aside.
The Street Security Plan accommodates three legislative elements that may present New Mexicans with continued street security protections because the state strikes ahead with hashish legalization, in step with different states throughout the nation:
- DWI Blood Exams, will enable legislation enforcement to acquire a warrant to attract blood throughout a suspected DWI cease
- Digital Skilled Testimony, will enable digital skilled witness testimony from the blood sampling lab situated within the metro space. This lab is the first supply for blood testing and sadly their technicians can not journey to every native courtroom to supply well timed testimony on DWI.
- Drug Toxicity Ranges, will handle blood toxicity limits and supply steerage on testing for varied medication in a blood draw.
“The Leisure Marijuana Street Security Plan is a complete public security measure that may handle potential DWI issues as we transfer ahead with hashish legalization,” stated Consultant Invoice Rehm (Albuquerque). “It’s commonsense that as we cross legalization that we additionally start to proactively handle areas of concern that we already know will likely be dangerous to the general public. I don’t suppose that the Governor would have known as us again if legalization was not going to be authorized, and simply as these proponents see legalization as an urgency, I too imagine that passing concurrent public security legal guidelines can also be of the utmost significance as New Mexico is #2 within the nation for deadly site visitors collisions.”
The ‘Leisure Marijuana Street Security Plan’ doesn’t have a invoice quantity as of 5:00pm, nonetheless it’s anticipated the Speaker will assign it to the Judiciary Committee this night. The draft invoice is connected to this launch.