Bill To Fund Domestic Violence Services Advances

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Bill To Fund Domestic Violence Services Advances

SANTA FE ― A bill to fund domestic violence services in New Mexico advanced through the House Health and Human Services Committee.

House Bill 62, sponsored by Rep. Christine Trujillo (D-Albuquerque) and Sen. Linda Lopez (D-Albuquerque), would make an appropriation of $2 million to the Children, Youth and Families Department to fund services related to domestic violence.

“Every day that we don’t fully fund domestic violence services is another day that survivors are left in danger,” Rep. Christine Trujillo said. “It’s so important that survivors have access to the resources they need to be safe, especially in moments of increased danger. New Mexicans deserve adequate access to resources to better themselves and have the opportunity to thrive.”

House Democrats know that survivors of domestic violence should have access to the services they need to keep them safe. House Bill 62 now moves to the House Appropriations and Finance Committee for consideration.