PART 9†††††††††††††††† GAME AND FISH LICENSES/PERMITS†††††††††††††† ISSUING AGENCY:New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

[12-20-94; NMAC - Rn, 19 NMAC 30.1.1, 7-16-01]†††††††††††††† SCOPE:License vendors and individuals utilizing the special use of wildlife licenses and permits.

[12-20-94; NMAC - Rn, 19 NMAC 30.1.2, 7-16-01]†††††††††††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY:17-1-14, 17-3-5, 17-3-7, and 17-3-12 NMSA 1978 provide that the New Mexico state game commission has the authority to establish rules and regulations that it may deem necessary to carry out the purpose of Chapter 17 NMSA 1978 and all other acts pertaining to protected species.

[12-20-94; NMAC - Rn, 19 NMAC 30.1.3 & A, 7-16-01]†††††††††††††† DURATION:Permanent.

[12-20-94; NMAC - Rn, 19 NMAC 30.1.4, 7-16-01]†††††††††††††† EFFECTIVE DATE:December 20, 1994.

[12-20-94; NMAC - Rn, 19 NMAC 30.1.5, 7-16-01]†††††††††††††† OBJECTIVE:Establishing financial liability of license vendors for unaccountable license or stamp documents, bonding requirements for license vendors, and the vendor fee per license. Establishing certain licenses, permits, certificates and fees for special uses of wildlife.

[12-20-94; NMAC - Rn, 19 NMAC 30.1.6, 7-16-01]†††††††††††††† DEFINITIONS:

††††††††††††††† A.††††††††††† "Vendor" shall mean any owner(s) of a private or public business concern authorized by the New Mexico department of game and fish to sell license documents.

††††††††††††††† B.††††††††††† "License document(s)" shall mean any license form that authorizes a person to legally hunt, fish, or trap in New Mexico.

††††††††††††††† C.††††††††††† "Stamp documents" shall mean stamps issued by the department of game and fish for hunting, fishing, and trapping purposes.

††††††††††††††† D.††††††††††† "Maximum value" shall mean the highest cost of all license types as presented on the license document.

††††††††††††††† E.††††††††††† "Financial liability" shall mean the dollar value owed for unaccountable licenses.

††††††††††††††† F.††††††††††† "License year" shall mean the period of April 1 through March 31.

††††††††††††††† G.††††††††††† "Hearing officer" shall mean the official designated by the state game commission for the purpose of hearing and recommending to the state game commission, vendor financial liability for unaccountable license or stamp document(s).

††††††††††††††† H.††††††††††† "Telephone sales" shall mean the selling of license documents over voice or data lines by a vendor.

[12-20-94; NMAC - Rn, 19 NMAC 30.1.7 & A, 7-16-01]†††††††††††††† LICENSE VENDORS:

††††††††††††††† A.††††††††††† Assessment of financial liability:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (1)†††††††††† First occurrence during a license year: A dollar value per missing license or stamp document shall be levied upon the license vendor. The dollar value shall be an amount equal to the average dollar value of that vendor's licenses sold the previous license year.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (2)†††††††††† Subsequent occurrences during a license year: A dollar value equal to the maximum value of the missing document(s) may be levied upon any license vendor unable to account for any license documents issued.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (3)†††††††††† A license vendor must appear before a hearing officer in order to have a hearing with respect to financial liability. A vendor may waive his right to a hearing and when he does so he agrees to pay to the department the appropriate amount as specified in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Subsection A of NMAC within ten (10) working days.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (4)†††††††††† In the case of unusual mitigating or extraordinary circumstances, the state game commission may determine, and the hearing officer may recommend, financial liability in an amount other than the amounts described in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Subsection A of NMAC. The decision of the state game commission shall be final.

††††††††††††††† B.††††††††††† Vendor procedures and bonding requirements:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (1)†††††††††† Each vendor shall follow the procedures set forth in the most current New Mexico department of game and fish license vendor manual and agreement.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (2)†††††††††† Bonding requirements shall be established and maintained by the director of New Mexico department of game and fish. A surety bond shall be required of vendors who elect to remit the statutory license and permit fees pursuant to 17-3-7(D) NMSA 1978.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (3)†††††††††† Vendors may obtain a waiver of the bonding requirement subject to the following conditions:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† (a)†††††††††† Vendors must participate in the departmentís web-based sales system and submit payment when the total amount due (including license and vendor fees) to the department reaches $5,000 or every two weeks, whichever comes first.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† (b)†††††††††† Vendors must be party to a current license vendor agreement with the department on a form approved by the department.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† (c)†††††††††† If a vendor is more than one day delinquent in its payment, its privileges to sell department licenses and permits shall be immediately suspended, and the department shall only reactivate the vendorís sales account once payment is received in full.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† (d)†††††††††† Vendors that are delinquent more than three times in any twelve (12) month period shall have their privileges to sell department licenses and permits evaluated by the director, who shall determine if such vendors may retain those privileges, and whether the department will continue to waive the bonding requirement. The director shall have full discretion as to whether to suspend such privileges and bonding requirements.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† (e)†††††††††† Vendors whose license and permit sales privileges or bonding waiver privileges are suspended shall be entitled to appear before a hearing officer in order to have a hearing with respect to those issues. Vendors seeking a hearing to challenge the suspension of their license and permit privileges or bonding waiver privileges must request a hearing no later than ten (10) working days after receipt of notice of contemplated action from the department.

††††††††††††††† C.††††††††††† Vendor fee:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (1)†††††††††† Standard fee: Each license vendor shall collect $1.00 per license, permit or stamp document sold or issued.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (2)†††††††††† The department will pay the vendor fees earned by the vendor for the previous month license sales, no later the tenth business day of the next month, to the vendor,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (3)†††††††††† The vendor shall be required to be registered in the state of New Mexicoís central accounting system.

[12-20-94, 3-31-98; NMAC - Rn, 19 NMAC 30.1.8 & A, 7-16-01; A, 1-31-02; A, 4-15-14]†††††††††††††† ESTABLISHING CERTAIN LICENSES, PERMITS, CERTIFICATES AND FEES:

Licenses, permit, or certificate††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Fee

††††††††††††††† A.††††††††††† Airborne hunting††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $10.00

††††††††††††††† B.††††††††††† Call pen†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 15.00

††††††††††††††† C.††††††††††† Class A lake††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 101.00

††††††††††††††† D.††††††††††† Additional Class A lake††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 26.00

††††††††††††††† E.††††††††††† Class A park†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 501.00

††††††††††††††† F.††††††††††† Field trial/importation†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 15.00

††††††††††††††† G.††††††††††† Falconry††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 25.00

††††††††††††††† H.††††††††††† Game bird propagation††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10.00

††††††††††††††† I.†††††††††††† Importation

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (1)†††††††††† protected ungulate:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† (a)†††††††††† initial $500.00/source & up to 2 animals (valid 6 months)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† (b)†††††††††† for additional animals, not to exceed 30 ungulates from the same source property/owner $50.00 per animal (if no acquisitions to source herd during 6 month period of validity)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† (c)†††††††††† for greater than 30 ungulates from the same source property/owner $5.00 per animal (if no acquisitions to source herd during 6 months period of validity).

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (2)†††††††††† fish:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† (a)†††††††††† annual application processing fee††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 25.00

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† (b)†††††††††† additional stocking and shipment fee†††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6.00

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (3)†††††††††† non-domesticated animals per calendar year (1/1 to 12/31) except protected ungulates, game birds, fish or other:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† (a)†††††††††† class 1:importation of 1 to 5 animals††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 25.00

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† (b)†††††††††† class 2:importation of 6 to 99 animals†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 75.00

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† (c)†††††††††† class 3:importation of greater than 100 animals††††††††††††††††††††††† 300.00

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (4)†††††††††† other (i.e., temporary importation, exhibition, game birds, restoration/recovery, etc.)††††††††† 20.00

††††††††††††††† J.†††††††††††† Protected mammal†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10.00

††††††††††††††† K.††††††††††† Shooting preserve††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 200.00

††††††††††††††† L.††††††††††† Zoo†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 15.00

††††††††††††††† M.†††††††††† Scientific collecting/bird banding†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 15.00

††††††††††††††† N.††††††††††† Bait dealers†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 21.00

††††††††††††††† O.††††††††††† Transportation†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 0.00

††††††††††††††† P.††††††††††† Retention††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.25

††††††††††††††† Q.††††††††††† Triploid grass carp†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 25.00

††††††††††††††† R.††††††††††† Commercial fishing†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 25.00

††††††††††††††† S.†††††††††††† Certificate of application:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (1)†††††††††† NM resident††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7.00

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (2)†††††††††† Non-resident†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 13.00

††††††††††††††† T.††††††††††† Wildlife conservation stamp†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10.00

††††††††††††††† U.††††††††††† Duplicate license††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6.00

††††††††††††††† V.††††††††††† Landowner authorization certificate†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9.00

††††††††††††††† W.†††††††††† Additional antelope permit tag†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 25.00

††††††††††††††† X.††††††††††† Migratory bird permit†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 0.00

††††††††††††††† Y.††††††††††† Big game depredation damage stamp resident†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3.00

††††††††††††††† Z.††††††††††† Big game depredation damage stamp non-resident†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10.00

††††††††††††††† AA.†††††††† Public land user stamp†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5.00

††††††††††††††† BB.†††††††† Commercial collecting permit†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 50.00

[12-20-94, 3-31-98; NMAC - Rn, 19 NMAC 30.1.9 & A, 7-16-01; A, 10-31-01, A, 12-28-01; A, 08-01-03; A, 3-16-09; A, 6-15-09; A/E, 7-9-10; A, 12-30-10; A, 04-01-15]



Pre-NMAC History:The material in this part was derived from that previously filed with the State Records Center and Archives:

Regulation No. 693, Establishing Certain Licenses, Permits, Certificates, And Fees, 4-20-92.

Regulation No. 702, Establishing Certain Licenses, Permits, Certificates, And Fees, 4-23-93.

Order No. 4-92, Amendment No. 1 To Regulation No. 693, Establishing Certain Licenses, Permits, Certificates, And Fees, 6-9-92.

Regulation No. 691, Establishing Financial Liability For Unaccounted For Licenses, 10-3-91.


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