Raúl Torrez | Attorney General

NM HOUSE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES: Closing New Mexico’s Child Pornography Loophole: Representatives Sarah Maestas Barnes & Javier Martinez File Attorney General-backed Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2015
Balderas Contact: James Hallinan, (505) 660-2216
Maestas Barnes Contact: Chris Sanchez, (505) 573-3165
Martinez Contact: Marsha Garcia (505) 916-1095

Santa Fe, NM – Last night, the New Mexico House of Representatives unanimously passed HB 440 on a vote of 64-0. This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement in response:

“This bipartisan legislation is key to shutting down the black-market child pornography industry in New Mexico that destroys children and families’ lives,” said Attorney General Hector Balderas. “We only get one shot at protecting our children, so I am grateful for the leadership of Representative Randal Crowder, Representative Sarah Maestas Barnes, Representative Javier Martinez and New Mexico Attorney General’s Office Special Prosecutions Director Clara Moran for working to move this critical legislation forward to protect New Mexico children.”

Attached is a photo that was taken after the House passage of HB 440 courtesy of Representative Maestas Barnes.

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