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SANTA FE, NM – SB 458, introduced by Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto (D-15), will have its first hearing Tuesday, February 26th in the Senate Conservation Committee at 8:30 a.m. The bill requires public notice and input prior to the land office taking final action on proposed land sales, land exchanges and rights-of-way (ROW) permits for large-scale electrical transmission lines and oil/gas pipelines involving state trust lands.

“This bill is a direct response to concerns that I heard from communities as I traveled New Mexico as a candidate for this office. To date, there has been limited accountability to the public when it comes to what we do with state trust land,” Commissioner Garcia Richard said of SB 458.

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