30 March 2020 – Motor vehicle late fees and penalties waived

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Social Services, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; New initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: New Mexico
Lead People/Agency: Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

Overview: Executive Order 2020-016 declares that the Moter Vehicle Division and Revenue Department must temporarily waive all late fees and penalties that could be assesed under the Motor Vehicle Code. This order also directs law enforcment not to issue citations to people who qualify for a waiver of late fees and penalties within this order.
Full details here: https://www.governor.state.nm.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Executive-Order-2020-016.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat