no trespassingA measure designed to allow New Mexico landowners to restrict angler access cleared the House by a slim 32-31 margin last week, sending Senate Bill 226 to Gov. Susana Martinez’s desk for consideration.

"In the final minutes before the New Mexico legislative session adjourned, in an all-too-familiar fashion, stream access there was stripped from the public and handed over to private interests," says the Utah Stream Access Coalition (USAC). "Just like that, concerns that another state could follow Utah's lead on stream access went from possibility to reality. We are all in this together, and that's why it's important to step up and take action."

 

Like HB 141 in Utah, SB 226 restricts access to rivers and streams that cross over private property. Governor Martinez is expected to sign the bill into law by the end of this week. USAC is urging all anglers to contact and ask the governor to VETO SB 226. 

THEY ARE TALLYING VOTES IN THE OFFICE, AND YOUR 30-SECONDS MATTERS!
505-476-2200 or EMAIL: http://www.governor.state.nm.us/Contact_the_Governor.aspx

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