2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 61: Professional and Occupational Licenses
Article 27B: Private Investigations Act, 61-27B-1 through 61-27B-36
Section 61-27B-4: Persons exempted. (Repealed effective July 1, 2018.)
61-27B-4. Persons exempted. (Repealed effective July 1, 2018.)
A. As used in this section, "temporary" means a period of time not to exceed the duration of one private event or one school or nonprofit organization event, as described in Paragraphs (2) and (3) of Subsection B of this section.
B. Investigations Act does not apply to:
(1) an individual employed exclusively and regularly by one employer in connection with the affairs of that employer, provided that the individual patrols or provides security only on the premises of the employer as limited by the employer;
(2) an individual employed exclusively to provide temporary security at a private event that is not open to the public;
(3) individuals providing temporary security at athletic or other youth events and where the events occur under the auspices of a public or private school or a nonprofit organization;
(4) an attorney licensed in New Mexico conducting private investigations while engaged in the practice of law;
(5) an officer or employee of the United States or this state or a political subdivision of the United States or this state while that officer or employee is engaged in the performance of the officer's or employee's official duties;
(6) a person engaged exclusively in the business of obtaining and furnishing information concerning the financial rating of persons;
(7) a charitable philanthropic society or association duly incorporated under the laws of this state that is organized and maintained for the public good and not for private profit;
(8) a licensed collection agency or an employee of the agency while acting within the scope of employment while making an investigation incidental to the business of the agency, including an investigation of the location of a debtor or the debtor's property;
(9) admitted insurers, adjusters, agents and insurance brokers licensed by the state performing duties in connection with insurance transactions by them; or
(10) an institution subject to the jurisdiction of the director of the financial institutions division of the department or the comptroller of currency of the United States.
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