The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department (RLD) Alcoholic Beverage Control Division (ABC) gives notice of its initiation of a proposed rulemaking to amend sections of (or alternatively repeal and replace) the following rules: 15.10.2 NMAC, Definitions; 15.10.31 NMAC, Premises – General Requirements; 15.10.32 NMAC, Premises – Location and Description of Licensed Premises; 15.10.33 NMAC, Premises – Minors on Licensed Premises; 15.10.51 NMAC, Sales – Restrictions on Sales; 15.10.52 NMAC, Segregated Alcohol Sales; 15.10.53 NMAC, Sales – Wholesalers; 15.10.54 NMAC, Sales – Clubs; 15.10.55 NMAC, Internet Sales; 15.10.61 NMAC, Citations – Fines and Penalties; 15.10.70 Operation and Profiting by Authorized Persons and Alternating Proprietorships; 15.11.2 NMAC, Required Documents on Licensed Premises; 15.11.21 NMAC, Licenses and Permits – Applications; 15.11.22 NMAC, Licenses and Permits – Renewal and Suspension; 15.11.23 NMAC, Licenses and Permits – Change in Licensee; 15.11.24 NMAC, Licenses and Permits – Restaurant License; 15.11.25 NMAC, Licenses and Permits – Special Dispenser and Public Celebration Permits; 15.11.26 NMAC, Licenses and Permits – Fees; 15.11.27 NMAC, Licenses and Permits – Inter-Local Option District Transfers; 15.11.28 NMAC, Licenses and Permits – Bed and Breakfast License; 15.11.29 NMAC, Licenses and Permits – Tasting Permits; 15.11.30 NMAC, Purchasing Cooperatives; and 15.11.31 NMAC, Alcohol Server Training, along with a proposed new rule 15.11.20 NMAC, Licenses and Permits – Alcoholic Beverage Delivery. The rules which may be adopted as the final rules in this proceeding may include all, part, or none of the language in the proposed rules issued by ABC. ABC may also consider alternative proposals for amending or replacing the current rules.
A public hearing will be held on July 26, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and if the hearing is not concluded at that time, will continue to July 27, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. via Cisco Webex platform. Any member of the public who wishes to make a comment at the hearing must contact Desirae Griego at 505-476-4552 or Desirae.Griego@state.nm.us by no later than 12:00 pm on July 22, 2021, in order to be placed upon the public comment listing and to receive the Cisco Webex invitation. The invitation will include a call-in number for those participants who are unable to access the Cisco Webex platform via computer. The purpose of the hearing is to give interested persons an opportunity to give oral comments. The ABC may limit the time for each comment.
A copy of the full text of the proposed rules may be obtained from the ABC website, www.rld.state.nm.us/abc, or by calling Desirae Griego at 505-476-4552 during regular business hours.