2021 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 28 - Human Rights
Article 22 - Religious Freedom Restoration
Section 28-22-4 - Private remedies.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 28-22-4 (2021)

A. A person whose free exercise of religion has been restricted by a violation of the New Mexico Religious Freedom Restoration Act may assert that violation as a claim or defense in a judicial proceeding and obtain appropriate relief against a government agency, including:

(1) injunctive or declaratory relief against a government agency that violates or proposes to violate the provisions of the New Mexico Religious Freedom Restoration Act; and

(2) damages pursuant to the Tort Claims Act [41-4-1 to 41-4-27 NMSA 1978], reasonable attorney fees and costs.

B. Immunity from liability of the government agency and its employees is waived for an action brought pursuant to this section.

History: Laws 2000 (2nd S.S.), ch. 17, § 4.


Effective dates. — Laws 2000 (2nd S.S.), ch. 17 contained no effective date provision, but, pursuant to N.M. Const., art. IV, § 23, was effective July 3, 2000, 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature.

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