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HB 28 - Increasing Penalties for Intimidation of Judges - New Mexico Key Vote

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Title: Increasing Penalties for Intimidation of Judges

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that classifies the crime of threatening a judge as a third degree felony and retaliating against a judge as a second degree felony, whereas existing law did not have a special classification for judges and any form of intimidation was classified as a misdemeanor.

Highlights:

-Defines "intimidation of a judge" as intentionally engaging in conduct that places a judge in danger of physical harm with the intent to influence the judge's authority (Sec. 1). -Defines "retaliation against a judge" as causing bodily injury to or damaging property of a judge or other person with the intent to influence the judge's authority (Sec. 1). -Defines "judge" as a justice, judge, magistrate, domestic violence special commissioner, or judicial hearing officer (Sec. 1). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by the House Committee on Judiciary.

Title: Increasing Penalties for Intimidation of Judges

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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