2015 SB 483 NM Federal Land Management Study Commission

CVNM Position:
CVNM Priority Vote
Mary Kay Papen
William E. Sharer
Yvette Herrell
Wildlife & Habitat Conservation
Legislative Info:
SB 483 on nmlegis.gov »


SB 483 (and its companion HB 291) would have created a 17-member commission to study the possibility of transferring federal public lands to state control. Such a study would be a waste of time and resources since any such land transfers are unconstitutional. Under the U.S. Constitution, the federal government has the authority and responsibility of managing all federal public lands. HB 291 and SB 483 attempted to violate the Constitution by promoting the transfer of federal public lands to state control.


HB 291 died in the House Judiciary Committee. SB 483 died in the Senate Conservation Committee.

How Legislators Voted on SB 483

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Candelaria, Jacob R. (D) D 26 Senator 2015
Ingle, Stuart  (R) R 27 Senator 2015
Ivey-Soto, Daniel A. (D) D 15 Senator E 2015
Lopez, Linda M. (D) D 11 Senator 2015
Moores, Mark  (R) R 21 Senator 2015
Ortiz y Pino, Gerald  (D) D 12 Senator 2015
Pirtle, Cliff R. (R) R 32 Senator 2015
Rue, Sander  (R) R 23 Senator 2015
Sanchez, Clemente  (D) D 30 Senator 2015
Sanchez, Michael (D) D 29 Senator E 2015
Sharer, William E. (R) R 1 Senator 2015