2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous Public Affairs Matters
Article 2A - Uniform Statute and Rule Construction Act
Section 12-2A-14 - Continuation of previous statute or rule.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 12-2A-14 (2019)

A statute or rule that is revised, whether by amendment or by repeal and reenactment, is a continuation of the previous statute or rule and not a new enactment to the extent that it contains substantially the same language as the previous statute or rule.

History: Laws 1997, ch. 173, § 14.

ANNOTATIONS

Effective dates. — Laws 1997, ch. 173 § 22 made the Uniform Statute and Rule Construction Act effective July 1, 1997.

Reenactment of statute. — The amendment or reenactment of a statute in substantially the same language as that contained in the original enactment amounts to a continuation of the original statute and not a new enactment. Rodgers v. City of Loving, 1977-NMCA-132, 91 N.M. 306, 573 P.2d 240; Granito v. Grace, 1952-NMSC-088, 56 N.M. 652, 248 P.2d 210; Dietz v. Hughes, 1935-NMSC-055, 39 N.M. 349, 47 P.2d 417; State v. Thompson, 1933-NMSC-021, 37 N.M. 229, 20 P.2d 1030.

Reenactment of statute in substantially same language in which it was originally phrased constitutes the latter statute merely a continuation of the former. State v. Thompson, 1933-NMSC-021, 37 N.M. 229, 20 P.2d 1030.

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