2021 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 28 - Human Rights
Article 22 - Religious Freedom Restoration
Section 28-22-5 - Construction of act.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 28-22-5 (2021)

Nothing in the New Mexico Religious Freedom Restoration Act authorizes a government agency to burden a person's free exercise of religion. The protection of the free exercise of religion granted in that act is in addition to the protections granted by federal law and the state and federal constitutions. The New Mexico Religious Freedom Restoration Act does not affect the grant of benefits or tax exemptions to religious organizations nor does it impair any other exemptions granted by law.

History: Laws 2000 (2nd S.S.), ch. 17, § 5.


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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