SENATE BILL 196
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE PUBLIC DEFENDER DEPARTMENT FOR EXPLORING THE OPTION OF CREATING AN INNOCENCE AND JUSTICE PROJECT AND FOR OTHER NEEDS THE DEPARTMENT MAY HAVE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. APPROPRIATION.--Two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the public defender department for expenditure in fiscal year 2021 for exploring the option of creating an innocence and justice project and for other needs the department may have. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2021 shall revert to the general fund.