Analysis

Synopsis:

 House Bill 30 (HB 30) clarifies that a lease of water under a water right and subsequent use of that water will not take effect until after the application has been approved in accordance with law. It declares an emergency.

Analysis:

  House Bill 30 (HB 30) amends Section 72-6-3 NMSA 1978 so that this section concerning an owner’s right to lease all or part of water under a water right is subject to the application and approval process that the lessee is required to follow in Sections 72-6-4 through 72-6-6 NMSA 1978 (water-use leasing). It declares an emergency.

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