HOUSE BILL 59
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
William "Bill" R. Rehm and Randall T. Pettigrew and Andrea Reeb and Joy Garratt
RELATING TO CRIMINAL LAW; CREATING THE CRIME OF UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF A FIREARM WHILE TRAFFICKING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; PROVIDING PENALTIES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. A new section of Chapter 30, Article 7 NMSA 1978 is enacted to read:
"[NEW MATERIAL] UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF A FIREARM WHILE TRAFFICKING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.--Unlawful carrying of a firearm while trafficking a controlled substance consists of carrying a firearm while violating the provisions of Section 30-31-20 NMSA 1978. Whoever commits unlawful carrying of a firearm while trafficking a controlled substance is guilty of a third degree felony. As used in this section, "firearm" means any weapon that will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosion or the frame or receiver of any such weapon."
SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2023.
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