- Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico-House approved bill aimed at closing what many consider a loophole in the state’s pornography law protecting children faces an uphill battle in the Senate.

The proposal was assigned Friday to three committees in the Democratic-controlled Senate, drawing an angry response for House Republicans.

GOP House Majority Leader Nate Gentry says the move likely kills the bill which passed Tuesday by a 60-2 vote.

The proposal would allow prosecutors to charge a suspect for each child pornography image in their possession

Current law bars prosecutors from bringing more than a single charge against suspects in possession of child pornography images.

Senate Finance Committee chair Sen. John Arthur Smith says because state revenues are down all bills with fiscal impact are going to his committee. He says the Senate is being responsible.

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