2009 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous Public Affairs Matters.
Article 10 - All Hazard Emergency Management Act
Section 12-10-17 - Proclamation of emergency.

12-10-17. Proclamation of emergency.

Upon request of the mayor of a municipality or the sheriff of a county or a majority of the members of the governing body of the municipality or county having jurisdiction and after finding that a public disorder, disaster or emergency which affects life or property exists in the state, the governor may proclaim a state of emergency in the area affected. The proclamation becomes effective immediately upon its signing by the governor, but the governor shall give public notice of its contents through the public press and other news media.   

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