2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 60 - Business Licenses
Article 6E - Alcohol Server Education
Section 60-6E-8 - Server permit; suspension; revocation; administrative fines; penalties.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 60-6E-8 (2017)

60-6E-8. Server permit; suspension; revocation; administrative fines; penalties.

In addition to any other penalties available, the following penalties may be imposed for sales to minors or intoxicated persons in violation of the provisions of the Liquor Control Act [60-3A-1 NMSA 1978] or rules of the division:

A. The director may suspend a server's server permit for a period of thirty days or fine the server in an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500), or both, when he finds that the server is guilty of a first offense of selling, serving or dispensing an alcoholic beverage to an intoxicated person in violation of Section 60-7A-16 NMSA 1978 or to a minor in violation of Section 60-7B-1 NMSA 1978;

B. The director shall suspend a server's server permit for a period of one year when he finds that the server is guilty of a second offense of selling, serving or dispensing alcoholic beverages to intoxicated persons in violation of Section 60-7A-16 NMSA 1978 or to minors in violation of Section 60-7B-1 NMSA 1978 arising separately from the incident giving rise to his first offense;

C. The director shall permanently revoke a server's server permit when he finds that the server is guilty of a third offense of selling, serving or dispensing alcoholic beverages to intoxicated persons in violation of Section 60-7A-16 NMSA 1978 or to minors in violation of Section 60-7B-1 NMSA 1978 arising separately from the incidents giving rise to his first and second offenses.

D. No person whose server permit is suspended or revoked pursuant to the provisions of this section may be a server of alcoholic beverages on a licensed premises during the period of suspension or revocation.

E. No person whose server permit is suspended may serve alcoholic beverages on or after the date of suspension unless the person obtains a new server permit in accordance with the provisions of Article 6D [6E] of Chapter 60.

F. Nothing in this act shall be interpreted to waive any license holder's liability that may arise pursuant to the provisions of this act.

History: 1978 Comp., 60-6D-18, enacted by Laws 1999, ch. 277, 9; recompiled as 1978 Comp., 60-6E-8.

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