Advisory Letters

Advisory Letters are our legal advice in the form of a letter instead of an Attorney General's Opinion.
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Environmental regulation and planning for federal lands within the counties.  678k v. 3 Jun 14, 2012, 2:57 PM Lynn Southard
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Seven questions relating to use of tax-exempt severance tax bond proceeds for water projects, particularly water rights adjudications, under the Water Project Finance Act.  36k v. 7 Jun 26, 2012, 2:27 PM Lynn Southard
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Does the Anton Chico Land Grant Board qualifies for legal representation from the district attorney’s office in the Fourth Judicial District?  28k v. 7 Jun 26, 2012, 2:27 PM Lynn Southard
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Follow-up on Regulation of Surety Industry  50k v. 7 Jun 26, 2012, 2:28 PM Lynn Southard
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Exposure to Federal Prosecution  101k v. 7 Jun 26, 2012, 2:28 PM Lynn Southard
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Salary Increase for Appointee to Office of Sheriff  582k v. 7 Jun 26, 2012, 2:28 PM Lynn Southard
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Collateralization of County Funds  416k v. 7 Jun 26, 2012, 2:29 PM Lynn Southard
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Disclosure and Prohibition of Campaign Contributions  83k v. 7 Jun 26, 2012, 2:30 PM Lynn Southard
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"Fair Share" Payments by State Employees  117k v. 8 Jun 26, 2012, 2:31 PM Lynn Southard
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Applicability of Inspection of Public Records Act  156k v. 6 Jun 26, 2012, 2:31 PM Lynn Southard
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Governmental Conduct Act and Community and Branch Community Colleges  112k v. 6 Jun 26, 2012, 2:45 PM Lynn Southard
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Lea County Courthouse Annex in Hobbs  203k v. 7 Jun 26, 2012, 2:46 PM Lynn Southard
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Term Limits for Elected County Officials  52k v. 8 Jun 26, 2012, 2:46 PM Lynn Southard
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Elementary School Physical Education Funding  81k v. 6 Jun 26, 2012, 2:47 PM Lynn Southard
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Senate Bill 1066 and Article IV, Section 16  82k v. 7 Jun 26, 2012, 2:47 PM Lynn Southard
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Supplier Termination of a Franchise Agreement  73k v. 7 Jun 26, 2012, 2:48 PM Lynn Southard
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Higher Education Department's Authority to Approve Degree Programs at State Universities  110k v. 8 Jun 26, 2012, 2:48 PM Lynn Southard
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City of Las Cruces Annexation Proposal   83k v. 3 Jun 7, 2012, 2:38 PM Lynn Southard
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The 2007 Gift Act as Applied to Legislator's Attendance at Regional Conference of Women in Government  175k v. 3 Jun 26, 2012, 2:48 PM Lynn Southard
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County Regional Spaceport Gross Receipts Tax  151k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 3:11 PM Lynn Southard
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Legislative Authority to Create a Statewide Charter School for the Arts: Part Two  63k v. 3 Jun 26, 2012, 2:49 PM Lynn Southard
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Regulation of Fireworks  54k v. 3 Jun 26, 2012, 2:49 PM Lynn Southard
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Legislative Authority to Override Veto during Special Session  68k v. 3 Jun 26, 2012, 2:49 PM Lynn Southard
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Applicability of State Procurement Code to Expenditures from State Interlock Device Fund  202k v. 3 Jun 26, 2012, 2:50 PM Lynn Southard
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State Legislator Simultaneously Running for Re-election and for County Commission  70k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 2:33 PM Lynn Southard
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Scope of Athletic Trainer Practice  89k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 12:11 PM Lynn Southard
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Procurement Code Applicability to Municipal Solid Waste Contracts   120k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 11:05 AM Lynn Southard
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Property Tax Exemption for Veterans with a Disability  81k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 11:03 AM Lynn Southard
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Procurement Code & Statewide Behavioral Health Services Contract with ValueOptions  94k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 2:26 PM Lynn Southard
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Information Requests to Agencies  90k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 2:31 PM Lynn Southard
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Presentment of Bill under Article IV, Section 22 of the New Mexico Constitution  48k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 1:05 PM Lynn Southard
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Statutory Requirements for Vacating Townsite  59k v. 4 Jun 15, 2012, 1:04 PM Lynn Southard
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Open Enrollment and Distance Education  78k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 2:28 PM Lynn Southard
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State Unemployment Trust Fund   75k v. 4 Jun 15, 2012, 12:57 PM Lynn Southard
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New Mexico Junior College and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame Operating Agreement  52k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 12:14 PM Lynn Southard
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Interpretation of NMSA 1978, Section 27-5-6(B)   96k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 12:52 PM Lynn Southard
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Property Tax Assessments on Affordable Housing   269k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 12:39 PM Lynn Southard
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Procurement by the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority  80k v. 5 Jun 15, 2012, 11:00 AM Lynn Southard
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Spaceport District and the Power of Eminent Domain  49k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 2:40 PM Lynn Southard
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Definition of "Vote"  65k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 2:42 PM Lynn Southard
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Permissible Campaign Expenditures  91k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 2:12 PM Lynn Southard
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Clandestine Drug Laboratories Rules  81k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 2:17 PM Lynn Southard
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Violence Against Women Act  101k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 12:18 PM Lynn Southard
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County Clerk Recording Fees Inquirv  69k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 2:07 PM Lynn Southard
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Creation of Special Assessment District  130k v. 4 Jun 15, 2012, 2:10 PM Lynn Southard
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Proposed Deletions within NMSA 1978, Section 59A-30-1   138k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 2:21 PM Lynn Southard
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Regulation of Fireworks  192k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 11:05 AM Lynn Southard
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Gift Act and Participation in Charitable Events  41k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 1:28 PM Lynn Southard
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Overseas Voters  103k v. 4 Jun 15, 2012, 1:34 PM Lynn Southard
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Challenges to Qualifications of Voters  92k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 1:42 PM Lynn Southard
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Appropriations for a Community Center  64k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 2:10 PM Lynn Southard
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Advisory Letter  1315k v. 3 Jun 18, 2012, 1:59 PM Lynn Southard
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Hospital District Status   98k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 12:45 PM Lynn Southard
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Reconstitution of Board of Trustees of Atrisco Land Grant   340k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 12:33 PM Lynn Southard
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Possible Conflict of Interest  65k v. 3 Jun 15, 2012, 10:40 AM Lynn Southard
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Ute Reservoir Water Project  193k v. 4 Jun 14, 2012, 3:51 PM Lynn Southard
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Local Moratoria on Oil and Gas Drilling  145k v. 3 Jun 14, 2012, 3:59 PM Lynn Southard
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Follow up/Opinion No. 94-01  60k v. 3 Jun 14, 2012, 2:39 PM Lynn Southard
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Tax Exemption for Property Leased to a School  86k v. 3 Jun 14, 2012, 3:54 PM Lynn Southard
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Appointment of Mr. Roman Maes to the Transportation Commission  68k v. 3 Jun 14, 2012, 3:23 PM Lynn Southard
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Elections to Approve the Issuance of Beer and Wine Restaurant Licenses  90k v. 3 Jun 14, 2012, 2:57 PM Lynn Southard
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Jurisdiction of Juvenile Traffic Offenses  127k v. 2 Oct 29, 2013, 9:10 AM Lynn Southard
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Conflict of Interest & Rio Grande Natural Gas Association  86k v. 3 Jun 14, 2012, 4:07 PM Lynn Southard
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Senate Bill 77  40k v. 3 Jun 14, 2012, 3:06 PM Lynn Southard
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City of Santa Rosa Gross Receipts Tax  68k v. 3 Jun 14, 2012, 4:05 PM Lynn Southard
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Gift Act and Campaign Reporting Act  85k v. 3 Jun 14, 2012, 3:19 PM Lynn Southard
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Utilization of Hearing Officers by Local School Boards for Termination and Discharge Hearings Held Pursuant to the School Personnel Act  88k v. 3 Jun 14, 2012, 3:04 PM Lynn Southard
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Juvenile Transport Responsibilities and Costs  106k v. 3 Jun 14, 2012, 3:36 PM Lynn Southard
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TRD E-Portal  108k v. 3 Jun 14, 2012, 3:33 PM Lynn Southard
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Acute Care Hospital & Critical Access Hospital  88k v. 3 Jun 14, 2012, 3:57 PM Lynn Southard
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Campaign Expenditures  1091k v. 3 Jul 3, 2012, 7:53 AM Lynn Southard
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Conflict of Interest with County Commissioner and County Treasurer  79k v. 3 Jun 14, 2012, 2:34 PM Lynn Southard
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Funding a Head Start Program in Arizona  795k v. 3 Jul 3, 2012, 7:53 AM Lynn Southard
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Interstate Complact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children  1646k v. 3 Jul 3, 2012, 7:53 AM Lynn Southard
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Gift Act and Campaign Reporting Act II   1878k v. 3 Jul 3, 2012, 7:53 AM Lynn Southard
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Regional Medical Center Board Conflict of Interest  2196k v. 4 Jul 3, 2012, 7:53 AM Lynn Southard
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Write-in Candidate for Governor  108k v. 3 Jun 6, 2012, 10:41 AM Lynn Southard
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Amendment to NMSA 1978. Section 3- 17-6(A).  867k v. 7 Jun 14, 2012, 2:36 PM Lynn Southard
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Cultural Properties Act and Deaccession Process  114k v. 6 Jun 14, 2012, 2:35 PM Lynn Southard
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Film Industry use of Opera rehearsal hall  75k v. 6 Jun 14, 2012, 2:29 PM Lynn Southard
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Unclaimed Property Act  822k v. 6 Jun 14, 2012, 2:20 PM Lynn Southard
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Countv Jail Inmate Addresses and Inspections of Public Records Act  446k v. 6 Jun 14, 2012, 1:51 PM Lynn Southard
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Service Animals  59k v. 6 Jun 14, 2012, 1:14 PM Lynn Southard
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Employment of Former Legislator by Governor's Office   73k v. 6 Jun 14, 2012, 1:13 PM Lynn Southard
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Payments to Managed Care Organizations  891k v. 6 Jun 14, 2012, 1:13 PM Lynn Southard
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Responsibility for Maintaining Fences along Rail Runner Railroad  94k v. 6 Jun 14, 2012, 1:13 PM Lynn Southard
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NMSA 1978, Section 21-1-15  68k v. 6 Jun 14, 2012, 1:12 PM Lynn Southard
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Housing Authority of the City of Las Cruces  217k v. 6 Jun 14, 2012, 1:03 PM Lynn Southard
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Misdemeanor Prosecutions by Law Enforcement Officers in Magistrate Court  371k v. 6 Jun 14, 2012, 1:03 PM Lynn Southard
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Animal Sheltering Services Act  418k v. 7 Jun 14, 2012, 1:02 PM Lynn Southard
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County contracts for professional services  1467k v. 8 Jun 14, 2012, 1:00 PM Lynn Southard
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Railway agreement with the DOT  1324k v. 6 Jun 14, 2012, 12:59 PM Lynn Southard
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Santa Fe Community College Learning Center   2593k v. 3 Jul 3, 2012, 1:02 PM Lynn Southard
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Pro Se Collection Agencies  246k v. 3 Jun 11, 2012, 3:48 PM Lynn Southard
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Application for resident and non-resident special drawing for hunting licenses   328k v. 4 Jun 11, 2012, 3:52 PM Lynn Southard
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Charter Amendment Ballot Questions  204k v. 3 Jun 6, 2012, 11:18 AM Lynn Southard
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State Use Act   1531k v. 3 Jul 3, 2012, 6:45 AM Lynn Southard
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Free Passes For Legislators on Burlnigton Northern Santa Fe Railway   2971k v. 3 Jul 3, 2012, 6:45 AM Lynn Southard
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School District Representation in Collective Bargaining  192k v. 3 Jul 3, 2012, 2:25 PM Lynn Southard
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Legality of Contract Entered into By State Investment Council  1751k v. 3 Jul 3, 2012, 6:45 AM Lynn Southard
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Partial Veto of Senate Bill 10  53k v. 3 Jun 11, 2012, 3:46 PM Lynn Southard
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Lawfulness of Closing the High Plains Aquifer to New Appropriations  1362k v. 3 Jun 11, 2012, 3:35 PM Lynn Southard
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Clarification of Req uest by Las Cruces Housin g Authority  559k v. 5 Jul 3, 2012, 2:19 PM Lynn Southard
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Election on Restaurant Licenses  1261k v. 3 Jun 11, 2012, 3:31 PM Lynn Southard
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Authority of Soil & Water Conservation Dist. to Administer Statewide TSP Program   906k v. 4 Jul 3, 2012, 6:28 AM Lynn Southard
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DA's Authority to Prosecute Burial Lot Owner   75k v. 3 Jun 5, 2012, 7:04 AM Lynn Southard
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County Transactions with Private Organizations  4138k v. 3 Jul 3, 2012, 6:45 AM Lynn Southard
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County Manager Contract  2728k v. 3 Jul 3, 2012, 6:31 AM Lynn Southard
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School Board Member and Employment   1484k v. 3 Jul 3, 2012, 6:45 AM Lynn Southard
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Vetoed Appropriation to State Fair   534k v. 3 Jun 5, 2012, 7:04 AM Lynn Southard
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Concealed Handgun Carry Act  635k v. 3 Jun 5, 2012, 7:04 AM Lynn Southard
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Soil and Water Conservation District Authority to Impose Mill Levy on High Lonesome Mesa Wind Project  78k v. 6 Jun 11, 2012, 3:13 PM Lynn Southard
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Use of Campaign Funds  1277k v. 6 Jun 11, 2012, 3:11 PM Lynn Southard
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Tribal Colleges and Private Colleges  434k v. 2 Aug 20, 2012, 2:30 PM Lynn Southard
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Public Education Department & National School Lunch Program  698k v. 2 Aug 20, 2012, 2:29 PM Lynn Southard
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Subsistence Pay to "Inside Electricians" Working & Residing within Lea County  437k v. 3 Jun 5, 2012, 7:05 AM Lynn Southard
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Closing of NM Boys and Girls School  1515k v. 3 Jun 5, 2012, 7:05 AM Lynn Southard
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Financial Responsibility for First Judicial District Courthouse Furniture and Equipment.  1177k v. 3 Jun 20, 2012, 8:27 AM Lynn Southard
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Term of Office for Sheriff Appointed to Fill Vacancy (Advisory Letter)  296k v. 3 Jun 5, 2012, 7:05 AM Lynn Southard
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Service on Community College Board  523k v. 4 Jun 6, 2012, 7:21 AM Lynn Southard
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Applicability of Recall Amendment to Los Alamos County  680k v. 3 Jun 5, 2012, 7:05 AM Lynn Southard
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NM Food Act   726k v. 2 Jan 8, 2014, 2:40 PM Lynn Southard
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State Legislator Serving on State Board  899k v. 2 Apr 30, 2013, 9:34 AM Lynn Southard
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Settlement Agreement between New Mexico State University and Barbara Couture, D.A.   1019k v. 2 Apr 30, 2013, 9:49 AM Lynn Southard
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Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Subdivisions  1143k v. 2 Apr 30, 2013, 9:36 AM Lynn Southard
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The implementation of House Bill 21, 2013 N.M. Laws, ch. 42, to be codified at NMSA 1978, Section 10-15-1(F).   522k v. 2 Jun 3, 2013, 12:52 PM Lynn Southard
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State Engineer’s Curry County and Portales Basin Guidelines   903k v. 2 Apr 30, 2013, 9:51 AM Lynn Southard
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Infrastructure Development Zone Board Members  177k v. 4 Oct 29, 2013, 9:10 AM Lynn Southard
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Citizen Substitute Care Review Act  119k v. 2 Jan 14, 2014, 1:54 PM Lynn Southard
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Luna Community College Board of Trustee’s anti-nepotism policy  230k v. 2 Jan 14, 2014, 1:53 PM Lynn Southard
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Fees Charged by Car Rental Companies  85k v. 2 Jan 14, 2014, 1:53 PM Lynn Southard
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Voter Approval of Hold Harmless Gross Receipts Tax  107k v. 2 Aug 4, 2014, 1:57 PM Lynn Southard
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Charter School Teacher’s Service on Public Education Commission  220k v. 2 Dec 2, 2014, 2:42 PM Lynn Southard
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Curry County Detention Center Consulting Agreement  390k v. 2 Dec 2, 2014, 3:02 PM Lynn Southard
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Parole Board Member Conflicts  153k v. 2 Nov 24, 2014, 10:51 AM Lynn Southard
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Publicly Funded Community Meal  143k v. 2 Dec 29, 2014, 2:35 PM Lynn Southard
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Applicability of the Governmental Conduct Act to New Mexico School Districts  85k v. 4 Mar 3, 2016, 6:38 AM Public Communications
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AG's Office position on whether a county may propose a question on the statewide election ballot that does not carry the force of law.  50k v. 2 Sep 8, 2014, 2:55 PM Lynn Southard
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Opinion Request- Limits on taxes imposed by home rule municipalities.  63k v. 2 Mar 25, 2015, 3:58 PM Shaylyn Roy
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Magistrate Court Venue Involving Motor Vehicle Law Violations.  56k v. 2 Mar 4, 2015, 10:41 AM Shaylyn Roy
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Magistrate Court Venue Involving Motor Vehicle Law Violations.  55k v. 2 Mar 4, 2015, 10:39 AM Shaylyn Roy
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