2021 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 60 - Business Licenses
Article 2F - New Mexico Bingo and Raffle
Section 60-2F-23 - Enforcement hearings.
A. A license or permit shall not be revoked or suspended without just cause.
B. The board shall make appropriate investigations to:
(1) determine whether there has been any violation of the New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act or of any regulations adopted pursuant to that act;
(2) determine any facts, conditions, practices or matters that it deems necessary or proper to aid in the enforcement of the New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act or regulations adopted pursuant to that act; or
(3) aid in adopting regulations.
C. If after an investigation the board is satisfied that a license or permit issued pursuant to the New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act or prior approval by the board of any transaction for which approval was required by the provisions of the New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act should be limited, conditioned, suspended or revoked, or that a fine should be levied, the board shall initiate a hearing by filing a complaint and transmitting a copy of it to the licensee or permittee, together with a summary of evidence in its possession bearing on the matter and the transcript of testimony at any investigative hearing conducted by or on behalf of the board. The complaint shall be a written statement of charges that sets forth in ordinary and concise language the acts or omissions with which the respondent is charged. It shall specify the statutes or regulations that the respondent is alleged to have violated but shall not consist merely of charges raised in the language of the statutes or regulations.
D. The respondent shall file an answer within thirty days after service of the complaint.
E. Upon filing the complaint, the board shall appoint a hearing examiner to conduct further proceedings.
F. The hearing examiner shall conduct proceedings in accordance with the New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act and the regulations adopted by the board. At the conclusion of the proceedings, the hearing examiner may recommend that the board take any appropriate action, including revocation, suspension, limitation or conditioning of a license or permit issued pursuant to the New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act or the imposition of a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each violation or any combination of the foregoing actions.
G. The hearing examiner shall prepare a written decision containing the hearing examiner's recommendation to the board and shall serve it on all parties.
H. The board shall by a majority vote accept, reject or modify the recommendation.
I. If the board limits, conditions, suspends or revokes any license or permit issued pursuant to the New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act or limits, conditions, suspends or revokes any prior approval or imposes any fine, it shall issue a written order specifying its action.
J. The board's order is effective on the date issued and continues in effect unless reversed upon judicial review, except that the board may stay its order pending a rehearing or judicial review upon such terms and conditions as it deems proper.
History: Laws 2009, ch. 81, § 23.ANNOTATIONS
Effective dates. — Laws 2009, ch. 81, § 31 made the act effective July 1, 2009.