2011 HB 422 Cultural Property Registration & Acquisition

CVNM Position:
CVNM Priority Vote
Richard Vigil
Rod Adair
Environmental Justice
Legislative Info:
HB 422 on nmlegis.gov »


New Mexico is blessed with rich cultural and sacred sites that are critical to preserving our unique heritage. Contrary to popular belief, establishing a site as a cultural property does not curtail access to minerals or ground resources, if extraction is done responsibly. All tools need to be available to ensure that New Mexico’s treasured sites are protected and preserved for generations to come. This measure (and its companion SB 421) would have jeopardized the designation of sites by imposing daunting obstacles to designation and revoking critical tools.


HB422 died in the House Judiciary Committee. SB421 died in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

How Legislators Voted on HB 422

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Bandy, Paul C. (R) R 3 Representative 2011
Bratton, Donald E. (R) R 62 Representative 2011
Egolf, Brian F. (D) D 47 Representative 2011
Ezzell, Candy Spence (R) R 58 Representative 2011
Garcia, Miguel P. (D) D 14 Representative 2011
Gonzales, Roberto "Bobby" J. (D) D 42 Representative 2011
Gray, William "Bill" J. (R) R 54 Representative 2011
Kintigh, Dennis (R) R 57 Representative 2011
Lujan, Antonio (D) D 35 Representative 2011
Park, Al (D) D 26 Representative 2011
Strickler, James R.J. (R) R 2 Representative 2011
Vigil, Richard (D) D 70 Representative 2011