Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation into law to help New Mexico veterans, including requiring the state to expedite the handling of occupational licenses for military service members and their spouses.
The new law applies to current members of the armed forces, their spouses and recently discharged veterans with professional licenses from other states who are seeking to work in New Mexico. It will cover a broad range of licensed occupations such as barbers, architects and veterinarians as well as health care providers, including nurses, physicians, pharmacists and dentists.
The governor also signed a measure Tuesday to allow members of the military who are deployed for more than 30 days to suspend utility or telecommunications services without being required to pay a reconnection fee when they return home.