2017 SB 375 Royalty Rates on State Trust Lands

CVNM Position:
Howie C. Morales
Effective Government
Legislative Info:
SB 375 on nmlegis.gov »


This bill would have granted, but would not have mandated, the commissioner of public lands the authority to raise the royalty rate and its point of application (for all oil and gas extracted, not just that saved) for oil and gas extracted from public lands to enhance revenue for beneficiaries. It also gave the authority to require reporting of gas venting and flaring.


SB 375 died in the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee.

How Legislators Voted on SB 375

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Cervantes, Joseph (D) D 31 Senator 2017
Griggs, Ron (R) R 34 Senator 2017
Martinez, Richard C. (D) D 5 Senator E 2017
McSorley, Cisco (D) D 16 Senator 2017
Morales, Howie C. (D) D 28 Senator 2017
Padilla, Michael (D) D 14 Senator 2017
Papen, Mary Kay (D) D 38 Senator 2017
Payne, William H. (R) R 20 Senator 2017
Sanchez, Clemente (D) D 30 Senator 2017
Sharer, William E. (R) R 1 Senator 2017
Shendo Jr., Benny (D) D 22 Senator 2017
Soules, William P. (D) D 37 Senator 2017
Stefanics, Elizabeth "Liz" (D) D 39 Senator 2017
Tallman, Bill (D) D 18 Senator 2017
White, James P. (R) R 19 Senator 2017
Wirth, Peter (D) D 25 Senator E 2017
Woods, Pat (R) R 7 Senator 2017