New Mexico Courts
The diligent work of the Family Representation Commission in 2021 resulted in the presentation of the Family Representation and Advocacy Act (SB 127), and the accompanying Constitutional Amendment (SJR 11) in the 2021 Legislative Session. Both pieces of legislation were modeled after the creation of public defender department and public defender commission. The Act sought to create the Office of Family Representation and Advocacy in the Judiciary as well as an Oversight Commission. The Constitutional Amendment provided a concrete plan and time frame for complete independence of the Office in the Judiciary once passed by the voters. Both bills were introduced in the 2021 Legislature and a Fiscal Impact Report for SB 127 was completed.
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You can support the hard work of the Family Representation Commission and the creation of an independent Office of Family Representation and Advocacy. Below are tools created by the commission to assist our supporters in reaching out to legislators and championing this legislation in your communities.