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Last Updated: 3/12/2013

Legislative Update

2013 Legislative Session


New Mexico Game and Fish Legislative Bill Tracking


Department Initiatives


HB 55 Hunting & Fishing Infraction Penalties

Sponsor: Alonzo Baldonado, R-Valencia


Summary: This bill would make trophy poaching that results in wanton waste of game a fourth-degree felony punishable by substantial fines and jail time. It also would better define many wildlife-law violations as misdemeanors, so the courts don't confuse them with petty misdemeanors; and would increase the number of minor wildlife-law violations in which defendants can elect to pay fines through the mail instead of having to appear in court.