SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that the state has collected more than $834,000 in delinquent child support payments thanks to an amnesty program.
Martinez made the announcement Monday and said non-custodial parents made a total of $834,372 in direct payments during the amnesty period and subsequent bench warrant sweep.
State officials say 79 non-custodial parents were arrested. The total amount of bonds owed on these cases was $243,277.
In addition, around 25 percent of total child support bench warrants statewide were canceled.
Law enforcement agencies throughout the state attempted to serve warrants during a warrant sweep that followed the amnesty period.