New bill passes Senate granting maternity leave for teenage moms

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 11:55pm

State senators in New Mexico Thursday approved a bill allowing additional school absences for pregnant teenagers.

The measure now heads to Governor Susana Martinez for her consideration.

The bill cleared the senate late yesterday on a vote of 37 to 3.

It previously was approved 56 to 12 by the House of Representatives.

All the negative votes were by republicans.


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