New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed three pieces of legislation into law targeting gun control and theft. The legislation signed was listed as follows.
HB 306 Purchase of Firearms for Another: House Bill 306 makes it a felony to purchase a firearm for someone who is legally prohibited from possessing one or who intends to use the firearm to commit a crime.
HB 234 Robbery and Organized Retail Crime: House Bill 234 creates the crime of organized retail crime, allowing for the aggregation of multiple retail theft crimes over a period of time to target repeat offenders.
SB 133 Catalytic Converter Sales Records: Senate Bill 133 requires secondhand metal dealers who purchase or receive catalytic converters to keep records of the transaction that include the seller’s information, a copy of their identification and legal documentation that demonstrates their ownership of the catalytic converter.