House committee approves retention bonus bill for NM law enforcement

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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A House committee unanimously approved a bill that gives New Mexico law enforcement officers a $15,000 retention bonus.

House Bill 21 allows agencies struggling with staffing the ability to offer those retention bonuses to officers with at least 20 years of service.

Of that $15,000 — $7,500 would come from the local municipality, the rest from the state’s Law Enforcement Protection Fund.

The bill is sponsored by Rep. Nate Gentry (R-Albuquerque) and co-sponsored by Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto (D) and Rep. Patricio Ruiloba (D).

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