2011 SB 148 Rules for License Application Time Frames

CVNM Position:
CVNM Priority Vote
David Ulibarri
Effective Government
Legislative Info:
SB 148 on nmlegis.gov »


SB148 would have required that all state agencies, boards, commissions, departments, and officers promulgate rules on time frames for the majority of their operations. This sweeping measure, if enacted, would have brought the New Mexico state government to a standstill as all agencies diverted resources from permitting and enforcement to rulemaking. The rules on time frames would have applied to permits, certificates, approvals, registrations, charters, memberships, statutory exemptions, or other forms of permission required by law. Such a broad definition of license means that hundreds of rules would have needed to be promulgated – including many activities that clearly are not meant to be captured by this legislation (e.g. approvals of work plans, etc.).


SB148 died in the Senate Public Affairs Committee.

How Legislators Voted on SB 148

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Asbill, Vernon (R) R 34 Senator 2011
Boitano, Mark (R) R 18 Senator E 2011
Burt, William F. (R) R 33 Senator E 2011
Eichenberg, Tim (D) D 15 Senator 2011
Feldman, Dede (D) D 13 Senator 2011
Garcia, Mary Jane (D) D 36 Senator 2011
Griego, Eric (D) D 14 Senator 2011
Nava, Cynthia (D) D 31 Senator 2011
Ulibarri, David (D) D 30 Senator 2011