2018 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 50 - Employment Law
Article 4 - Labor Conditions; Payment of Wages
Section 50-4-31 - Minimum length of hoe handles.
A. An employer of agricultural laborers shall not require an employee to use a hoe that has a handle shorter than four feet while performing agricultural labor that includes weeding, thinning or hot-capping in a stooped, kneeling or squatting position for a commercial farming operation.
B. An employer who violates Subsection A of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-19-1 NMSA 1978.
C. This section does not apply to an employer engaged in the operation of a greenhouse or nursery.
History: Laws 1999, ch. 235, § 1.
Effective dates. — Laws 1999, ch. 235 contained no effective date provision, but, pursuant to N.M. Const., art. IV, § 23, was effective on June 18, 1999, 90 days after adjournment of the legislature.