2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 66 - Motor Vehicles
Article 6 - Fees
Section 66-6-16 - Exemption for armed forces amputees and those who have lost use of limbs.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 66-6-16 (2019)

A person who is a bona fide resident of New Mexico, who served in the armed forces of the United States, who was honorably discharged and who suffered the loss or complete and total loss of use of one or both legs at or above the ankle or one or both arms at or above the wrist while so serving or from a service-connected cause shall be exempt from payment of any motor vehicle registration fees to the state on one vehicle a year owned by the person.

History: 1953 Comp., § 64-6-16, enacted by Laws 1978, ch. 35, § 351; 2007, ch. 319, § 53.


The 2007 amendment, effective June 15, 2007, eliminated the qualifying time periods and requires an honorable discharge.

Conditions required for exemption. — This section sets up three separate conditions which must be met by the claimant before he is entitled to an exemption from registration fees: (1) residency; (2) time of military service; and (3) the nature and result of the injury or disease. 1963 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 63-132.

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