SANTA FE — A spending package approved 54-0 by the state House on Monday would contribute about $510,000 to help improve data-sharing among criminal justice agencies in New Mexico.
The money is part of a grab-bag of spending priorities outlined in a $30 million proposal, House Bill 548. The legislation — often referred to as a “junior” spending bill — now goes to the Senate.
Each of the 70 members of the House got a share of the money to put toward favored projects.
The funding for data-sharing comes as lawmakers push to encourage better tracking of offenders who cross jurisdictional lines.