New Mexico

SJR 12 – Right to Hunt & Fish

Sponsored by: Sen. George Munoz
A proposed constitutional amendment to make "it a right in New Mexico to hunt and fish."

Short Summary

This Senate Joint Resolution would add the right to hunt and fish in the state’s constitution.

General Description

A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 2 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW MEXICO BY ADDING A NEW SECTION TO PROTECT THE RIGHT TO HUNT AND FISH.” [SJR 12, New Mexico Legislature]

Bill Sponsor(s)

Sen. George Muňoz

Detailed Bill Summary 

This is a proposed constitutional amendment to “mak[e] it a right in New Mexico to hunt and fish.” Some also described the resolution as “a preemptive measure to block any future attempts at changing New Mexico’s hunting and fishing laws.” [Madeline Schmitt, “Senator proposes adding right to hunt and fish to state constitution,” KRQE, 01/31/18; CVNM’s 2018 Legislative Outcomes,” Conservation Voters New Mexico, accessed 06/04/18]

Current Status

01/25/18 – Sent to Rules Committee. [SJR 12 Bill History, New Mexico Legislature]

Relevant Comments by Public Officials, Public Lands Groups, or Special Interest Groups in New Mexico

Sen. George Muňoz [Madeline Schmitt, “Senator proposes adding right to hunt and fish to state constitution,” KRQE, 01/31/18

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