2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous Public Affairs Matters
Article 1 - Compilation Commission
Section 12-1-3.1 - Additional powers of commission; master database.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 12-1-3.1 (2019)

A. The New Mexico compilation commission shall keep current the automated legal databases, known as the official "master database", of the following legal publications, including any revisions, and shall provide free online access to these publications:

(1) all appellate court opinions and decisions;

(2) all opinions and advisory letters issued by the attorney general of New Mexico;

(3) publications of session laws and court rules of this state; and

(4) parallel tables of New Mexico laws.

B. The commission may license any part of the master database.

C. The commission may include other statutory or legal content in the master database and may license the use of that information or may electronically publish that content on its online website.

History: 1978 Comp., § 12-1-3.1, enacted by Laws 1982, ch. 7, § 2; 2006, ch. 70, § 3; 2019, ch. 74, § 4.


The 2019 amendment, effective May 3, 2019, required the New Mexico compilation commission to keep current the official master database, specified which legal publications are included in the master database, required the commission to provide free online access to the publications in the master database, and authorized the commission to license any part of the master database; in the section heading, added "master database"; designated the introductory paragraph as Subsection A; in Subsection A, after "New Mexico compilation commission", deleted "may publish, distribute, or sell and" and added "shall", after "legal databases", added "known as the official 'master database'"; deleted former Subsections A, B, C and F and subsection designations "D." and "G.", and added "and shall provide free online access to these publications", added Paragraph A(1) and new paragraph designations "(2)" through "(4)", in Paragraph A(2), added "all", after "opinions", deleted "compliance guides and informational pamphlets" and added "and advisory letters", in Paragraph A(3), after "publications of", added "session", and after "court", deleted "and administrative"; and added new Subsections B and C.

Temporary provisions. — Laws 2019, ch. 74, § 9 provided:

A. On the effective date of this act, May 3, 2019, all state, local and district officers designated by the New Mexico compilation commission to receive distributions of sets of the compilation, replacement volumes or replacement pamphlets may dispose of such sets according to procedures set out for disposal of surplus property. Sets shall not be delivered or returned to the office of the commission in Santa Fe. The commission shall determine how many full sets of the printed statutes and other publications it will maintain for historical, reference and possible replacement purposes, and the remainder of the sets held by the commission may be disposed of according to procedures set out for the disposal of surplus property.

B. All contracts in effect on the effective date of this act, May 3, 2019, shall continue to be effective until the contract has been completed or the commission decides to terminate the contract.

C. On the effective date of this act, May 3, 2019, all references in law and other legal documents to the New Mexico statutes annotated or the NMSA 1978 shall be deemed to be references to the content of the master database.

The 2006 amendment, effective July 1, 2006, deleted the provision that the commission act through the secretary; deleted Subsection D relating to the New Mexico juvenile probation officers manual and added a new Subsection E relating to publication of laws and court and administrative rules of the state.

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