SANTA FE (AP) — The state is offering its second annual amnesty program for parents behind on child support.
Gov. Susana Martinez says that anyone with an active bench warrant for failure to pay child support can go to any New Mexico Human Services Department Child Support Enforcement Division field office next week to pay their bond amount without fear of arrest. The amnesty period runs from 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. Those unable to pay the full-amount can seek a payment plan.
The following Tuesday, state police and local law enforcement officials will conduct a statewide sweep to round up still-delinquent parents.
New Mexico is located in the southwestern region of the U.S. Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, New Mexico has also been part of Imperial Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory.