SB 458 Aims to Increase Transparency on Transactions

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SB 458 Aims to Increase Transparency on Transactions

Requires public notice on land exchanges and sales, proposals for large transmission lines and pipelines

SANTA FE, NM – Following up on her campaign promise to increase transparency at the State Land Office, Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard worked with Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto (D-15) to introduce SB 458, which will require public notice and input prior to the agency taking final action on any proposed land sales, land exchanges and rights-of-way (ROW) permits for large-scale electrical transmission lines and oil/gas pipelines involving state trust lands.