New Mexico Gov. Martinez signs bill on criminal databases

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has signed a bill that would give state judges full access to the criminal histories of violent offenders, including some juveniles.

Martinez signed the measure and another related bill Sunday at the New Mexico State Police headquarters in Albuquerque.

The bill, called “Jaydon’s Law,” is in reference to Jaydon Chavez-Silver, an Albuquerque teenager who was shot and killed at a party last summer.

The legislation would change the state’s Criminal Procedure Act to give judges access to an adult’s youth records, which currently is not allowed under state law.

It would not apply to any crimes committed before age 14.

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