HOUSE BILL 312
50th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2011
RELATING TO JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS; RAISING THE AMOUNT OF THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 42-10-9 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1971, Chapter 215, Section 6, as amended) is amended to read:
"42-10-9. HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION.--Each person shall have exempt a homestead in a dwelling house and land occupied by the person or in a dwelling house occupied by the person although the dwelling is on land owned by another, provided that the dwelling is owned, leased or being purchased by the person claiming the exemption. Such a person has a homestead of [sixty thousand dollars ($60,000)] one hundred twenty thousand dollars ($120,000) exempt from attachment, execution or foreclosure by a judgment creditor and from any proceeding of receivers or trustees in insolvency proceedings and from executors or administrators in probate. If the homestead is owned jointly by two persons, each joint owner is entitled to an exemption of [sixty thousand dollars ($60,000)] one hundred twenty thousand dollars ($120,000)."
SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2011.
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