Among the casualties of Gov. Susana Martinez’s veto pen this legislative session is a bill aimed at tightening regulation of boarding homes across the state.
The legislation was especially significant in Las Vegas, home to the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute, the state’s mental hospital, along with a host of boarding homes housing mentally ill clients.
House Bill 85, sponsored by Rep. Deborah Armstrong, called for closer regulation of such facilities and their operators by local municipalities. It passed both House and Senate unanimously.