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.


  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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