Legislative Affairs

The New Mexico Department of Justice works cooperatively with the legislature and other stakeholders to support the overall success of the legislative process, during both session and interim periods.

Our policy team serves as the clearinghouse for all information related to legislative efforts put forward by the NMDOJ. At the request of the Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) or individual legislators, attorneys from across the NMDOJ are assigned to provide legal bill analyses of pending pieces of legislation. Additionally, NMDOJ attorneys and staff appear can appear as expert witnesses for bill sponsors and work with sponsors, their staff, and the Legislative Council Service (LCS) to facilitate the review and amendment of certain bills.

An archive of all legislative analysis performed by our office can be found here.