On January 1, 2011, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez issued
Executive Order 2011-001 entitled, “Formation of a Small Business-Friendly Task Force; Establishing a 90-Day Review Period for all Proposed and Pending Rules and Regulations.”
This order suspends proposed and pending rules and regulations for a period of 90 days with some rules excepted. It also creates a task force comprised of cabinet secretaries from Taxation and Revenue, Workforce Solutions, and General Services. The task force is to make specific legislative and regulatory recommendations to achieve economic growth and stability within 90 days from the effective date of the order.
The press release that accompanied the executive order describes the action as follows:
Today, Governor Susana Martinez signed her first executive order, which establishes a small business task force to identify red-tape regulations that are harmful to business growth and job creation in New Mexico and report its findings to the Governor. The task force, chaired by Secretary-designate of Economic Development, Jon Barela, will conduct its review over a 90-day period, during which all proposed and pending regulations will be frozen.
The full text of the Executive Order is available online at http://www.governor.state.nm.us/uploads/FileLinks/1e77a5621a1544e28318ba93fcd47d49/EO-2011-001.pdf.
The 2010 Robert J. Colborn, Jr., Innovation Award was presented to the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives, Division of Administrative Law for its New Mexico On-line State Rules Training. More information is available at http://www.administrativerules.org/?page_id=126.
Santa Fe, New Mexico — July 10, 2006 — The director of the Administrative Law Division of the New Mexico Commission of Public Records – State Records Center and Archives has been elected to be the next secretary-treasurer of the national Administrative Codes and Registers organization. John H. Martinez commenced a two-year term that will run through July 2008 as an officer of the organization of state and federal administrative regulatory professionals. The election was held on Monday, July 10 at the National Association of Secretaries of State conference held in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Since 2001, Mr. Martinez has been involved in the development and production of the New Mexico Register, the official publication for all notices of rulemaking and filings of adopted, proposed and emergency rules in New Mexico, and in the development and production of New Mexico’s online administrative code of rules.
Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) is a section of the National Association of Secretaries of State. ACR was organized 28 years ago, in St. Louis, Missouri. Its objectives include fostering the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques; developing more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers; and increasing public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process.
Martinez has been active in ACR since 2001. He served as a regional representative to the ACR executive committee from 2004-2006 and in 2004, he served as program chairperson for the organization’s summer conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Martinez succeeds Julie Yamaka, manager of the Publications Unit of the Oregon State Archives. Martinez will work with Jane D. Chaffin (VA), president, to direct the national organization’s activities during the next two years, including its annual survey of state rulemaking and its annual conference. More information about ACR is available on the Internet at http://www.nass.org/acr/acr.html.