Attorney General Balderas Requests Public Comment on Proposed Default Rule for Administrative Rulemaking


Contact: James Hallinan (505) 66-2216

Santa Fe, NM – The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is inviting public comment on its proposed default rule on administrative rulemaking. During its 2017 regular session, the New
Mexico Legislature adopted House Bill 58 (Laws 2017, Chapter 137), amending the State Rules Act, NMSA 1978, Section 14-4-1 to -11, and mandating that by January 1, 2018, the Attorney
General promulgate default rules for public rule hearings for use by agencies that have not adopted their own procedural rules consistent with the State Rules Act.

The OAG will be accepting public comment on the proposed rule beginning on November 1, 2017 through November 30, 2017, and will hold a public rule hearing on December 4, 2017 in Santa Fe. Copies of the proposed rule, as well as information on how to submit public comment and attend the public rule hearing, are available at the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General, 408 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 and on the OAG website at,

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