HOUSE BILL 329
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
Tara L. Lujan
RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION; INCREASING THE PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 52-1-61 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1990 (2nd S.S.), Chapter 2, Section 26) is amended to read:
"52-1-61. PENALTIES.--The director shall impose a penalty on any person who fails to file a report required by, or who violates any provision of, the Workers' Compensation Act or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant to that act. Unless specified otherwise in the Workers' Compensation Act, the penalty shall be a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and not more than [one thousand dollars ($1,000)] two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) for each occurrence, subject to the director's discretion."