2021 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 29 - Law Enforcement
Article 19 - Concealed Handgun Carry
Section 29-19-12 - Rules; department to administer; reciprocal agreements with other states.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 29-19-12 (2021)

The department shall promulgate rules necessary to implement the provisions of the Concealed Handgun Carry Act. The rules shall include:

A. grounds for the suspension and revocation of concealed handgun licenses issued pursuant to the provisions of the Concealed Handgun Carry Act;

B. provision of authority for a law enforcement officer to confiscate a concealed handgun license when a licensee violates the provisions of the Concealed Handgun Carry Act;

C. provision of authority for a private property owner to disallow the carrying of a concealed handgun on the owner's property;

D. creation of a sequential numbering system for all concealed handgun licenses issued by the department and display of numbers on issued concealed handgun licenses; and

E. provision of discretionary state authority for the transfer, recognition or reciprocity of a concealed handgun license issued by another state if the issuing authority for the other state:

(1) includes provisions at least as stringent as or substantially similar to the Concealed Handgun Carry Act;

(2) issues a license or permit with an expiration date printed on the license or permit;

(3) is available to verify the license or permit status for law enforcement purposes within three business days of a request for verification;

(4) has disqualification, suspension and revocation requirements for a concealed handgun license or permit; and

(5) requires that an applicant for a concealed handgun license or permit:

(a) submit to a national criminal history record check;

(b) not be prohibited from possessing firearms pursuant to federal or state law; and

(c) satisfactorily complete a firearms safety program that covers deadly force issues, weapons care and maintenance, safe handling and storage of firearms and marksmanship.

History: Laws 2003, ch. 255, § 12; 2005, ch. 242, § 6.


The 2005 amendment, effective June 17, 2005, provided in Subsection E that the rules shall include provision of discretionary authority for the recognition or reciprocity of a license issued by another state; and added Subsections E(1) through (5)(c) to provide the criteria for reciprocity with the license issued by an authority of another state.

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