2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 47: Property Law
Article 12: Land Use Easements, 47-12-1 through 47-12-6
Section 47-12-6: Effect on enforceable interests.
47-12-6. Effect on enforceable interests.
A. Nothing in the Land Use Easement Act invalidates any interest, whether designated as a land use easement, covenant, equitable servitude, restriction or easement that is enforceable under the laws of this state.
B. No interest benefiting or encumbering real property cognizable under the statutes or common law in effect in this state prior to the enactment of the Land Use Easement Act, nor any application or permit for a change of a point of diversion place or purpose of use of a water right at any time shall be impaired, invalidated or in any way adversely affected by reason of any provision of that act.
C. Nothing in the Land Use Easement Act shall be construed to diminish or impair the rights of any person authorized by the laws of this state to acquire rights-of-way, easements or other property rights through the exercise of eminent domain. Nothing in that act shall be construed to authorize a governmental body or any charitable corporation or trust to acquire a conservation or preservation restriction through the exercise of eminent domain.
D. Nothing in the Land Use Easement Act shall be deemed to constitute a denial of surface owner consent for the surface mining of coal under the Surface Mining Act [69-25A-1 NMSA 1978] or the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 or to restrict, condition or affect the alienability, commercial development or extraction of leasable or locatable minerals under federal laws.
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