A bill that would ban discrimination against a transplant recipient based solely on a physical or mental disability was passed unanimously in the New Mexico Senate Tuesday.
SB 158, sponsored by Sen. Craig Brandt (District 40-Rio Rancho), also passed the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously on Saturday.
The bill was named “Glory’s Law” after a local child, Glory Sellers. Sellers has Down Syndrome and a heart defect, and could face a transplant in the future.
“Today New Mexico took a bold stand for the humanity of every person living with a disability,” Brandt said Tuesday in a press release announcing the passage.
Brandt, the Senate Republican Whip, said the bill will be heard by the House on Wednesday.
Brandt said he hopes the bill “will quickly move through the House and get to the Governor’s desk for signature.”