Analysis

Synopsis:

 Senate Bill 293 (SB 293) amends business restrictions providing for the refund and waiver of license fees to certain businesses whose operations were restricted by an executive order made pursuant to the Public Health Emergency Response Act.

Analysis:

 Senate Bill 293 (SB 293) amends business restrictions providing for the refund and waiver of license fees to certain businesses whose operations were restricted by an executive order made pursuant to the Public Health Emergency Response Act.

SECTION 1. Amends Parks, Recreation and Fairs Section 16-2-9 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1935, Chapter 57, Section 9, as amended) CONCESSIONS IN PARKS--CONTRACTS--BOARD OF FINANCE APPROVAL to insert the following:
B. Upon receipt of a written request from a concessionaire that cites that its business was either prohibited from operation or restricted in operations by an executive order made pursuant to the Public Health Emergency Response Act during the 2020 or 2021 calendar years and demonstrates that the business was negatively financially affected by compliance with the executive order, the secretary shall: 
(1) refund any concession fees paid to the energy, minerals and natural resources department pursuant to this section for the 2020 and 2021 calendar years; and
(2) waive any concession fees due to the energy, minerals and natural resources department pursuant to this section for the 2022 and 2023 calendar years.


SECTION 2. Amends Business Licenses Section 60-6A-15 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1981, Chapter 39, Section 32, as amended) LICENSE FEES to reformat and number Subsection A and insert the following:
B. Upon receipt of a written request from a licensee that cites that its business was either prohibited from operation or restricted in operations by an executive order made pursuant to the Public Health Emergency Response Act during the 2020 or 2021 calendar years and demonstrates that the business was negatively financially affected by compliance with the executive order, the department shall:
(1) refund any license fees paid to the alcoholic beverage control division of the regulation and licensing department pursuant to this section for the 2020 and 2021 calendar years; and
(2) waive any license fees due to the alcoholic beverage control division of the regulation and licensing department pursuant to this section for the 2022 and 2023 calendar years.”

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