2021 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 17 - Game and Fish and Outdoor Recreation
Article 1 - State Game Commission
Section 17-1-9 - Powers and duties of reserve conservation officers.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 17-1-9 (2021)

A. Under the supervision of the department of game and fish and subject to such restrictions as may be provided by the state game commission, reserve conservation officers shall have authority to enforce laws and valid regulations of the state game commission relating to game and fish and perform such duties with respect to wildlife management and conservation education as may be assigned to them from time to time by the department of game and fish. When on duty, reserve conservation officers shall be covered by the Workmen's [Workers'] Compensation Act [Chapter 52, Article 1 NMSA 1978]. Reserve conservation officers shall have only the rights of private citizens in the enforcement of laws other than those relating to game and fish.

B. For the purpose of calculating the amount of reserve conservation officer's disability or death benefits pursuant to the Workmen's [Workers'] Compensation Act, the officer's average weekly wages shall be deemed to be the base wage of a wildlife management officer II as classified by the personnel board.

History: 1953 Comp., § 53-1-5.4, enacted by Laws 1955, ch. 181, § 3; 1985, ch. 33, § 1.


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