2020 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous Public Affairs Matters
Article 10 - All Hazard Emergency Management
Section 12-10-3 - Emergency planning and coordination.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 12-10-3 (2020)

The state director of homeland security and emergency management shall be responsible for carrying out the program for all hazard emergency management authorized by law and shall serve as the governor's authorized representative at the discretion of the governor. The state director shall direct and coordinate the all hazard emergency management activities of all state departments, agencies and political subdivisions and shall maintain liaison with and cooperate with all hazard emergency management agencies and organizations of other states and of the federal government.

History: 1953 Comp., § 9-13-17, enacted by Laws 1969, ch. 33, § 1; 1973, ch. 247, § 3; 1977, ch. 258, § 7; 1989, ch. 204, § 13; 2007, ch. 291, § 11.


Repeals and reenactments. — Laws 1969, ch. 33, § 1, repealed 9-13-17, 1953 Comp., relating to the creation and administration of a state office of civil and defense mobilization, and enacted a new section.

The 2007 amendment, effective July 1, 2007, changed the references from the "emergency planning and coordination bureau" to the "state director of homeland security and emergency management" responsible for all hazard emergency management.

The 1989 amendment, effective July 1, 1989, substituted the present section heading for "Civil emergency preparedness division"; substituted all of the language of Subsection A beginning with "'emergency'" for "'civil emergency preparedness division' of the office of military affairs"; and in Subsection B rewrote the first sentence, which formerly read: "The adjutant general shall be the director of the civil emergency preparedness division and shall be responsible to the governor for carrying out the program for civil emergency preparedness authorized by law", and substituted "emergency planning and coordination bureau chief" for "director" in the second sentence.

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