2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 34 - Court Structure and Administration
Article 5 - Court of Appeals
Section 34-5-8 - Court of appeals; appellate jurisdiction.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 34-5-8 (2017)

34-5-8. Court of appeals; appellate jurisdiction.

A. The appellate jurisdiction of the court of appeals is coextensive with the state, and the court has jurisdiction to review on appeal:

(1) any civil action not specifically reserved to the jurisdiction of the supreme court by the constitution or by law;

(2) all actions under the Workmen's Compensation Act [Workers' Compensation Act], the New Mexico Occupational Disease Disablement Law [52-3-1 NMSA 1978], the Subsequent Injury Act and the federal Employers' Liability Act[s];

(3) criminal actions, except those in which a judgment of the district court imposes a sentence of death or life imprisonment;

(4) postconviction remedy proceedings, except where the sentence involved is death or life imprisonment;

(5) actions for violation of municipal or county ordinances where a fine or imprisonment is imposed;

(6) decisions of administrative agencies of the state; and

(7) decisions in any other action as may be provided by law.

B. The supreme court may provide for the transfer of any action or decision enumerated in this section from the court of appeals to the supreme court in addition to the transfers provided for in Section 34-5-10 and Subsection C of Section 34-5-14 NMSA 1978.

History: 1953 Comp., 16-7-8, enacted by Laws 1966, ch. 28, 8; 1967, ch. 24, 1; 1983, ch. 333, 1.

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