New Mexico is one of only a handful of states without any meaningful way to clear past arrest or conviction records. People with criminal records face enormous barriers to employment, safe housing, and myriad other “collateral consequences of conviction” as a result. Expungement has passed the legislature several times but has been vetoed by two former governors: Susana Martinez and Bill Richardson. This year, we’re working with Representative Maestas to introduce the strongest expungement bill yet – one that would allow people with arrest and conviction records to clear those records and move forward with their lives.



Rep. Moe Maestas, Sen Bill O'Neill


Won: new law



Bill number

SB 96, HB 370



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