(this isn’t directly related to our activites, but it seemed likely it would be of interest to some of our members)
From: “Fisher, Jessica, DGF” <Jessica.Fisher@state.nm.us>
Subject: FW: Volunteer proposed rule 19.30.15 open for public comment
Date: April 19, 2016 at 3:35:07 PM MDT
Greetings New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (Department) Volunteers,
Senate Bill 231 was introduced, passed, and signed by the Governor during the 2015 legislative session. This Bill amended 17-1-14 NMSA 1978 which directs the Commission to establish rules for volunteers that will be utilized by the Department. On April 14, 2015, the Department proposed a new Volunteer rule for the State Game Commission to consider.
This amendment to 17-1-14 NMSA 1978 requires the Department to develop a program to recruit, train and utilize the services of volunteers. Some considerations within the proposed rule include: Allowing volunteers to ride in/ drive Department vehicles, utilize department equipment, and create criteria for per diem and mileage reimbursements, and background investigations on potential volunteers.
In an effort to solicit public comment on a proposed new Volunteer rule, the following link is provided that will take you to the proposal under consideration.
The Department welcomes any and all of your comments. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your volunteer service is appreciated!
Jessica L Fisher
Shooting Program Coordinator
New Mexico Department of Game & Fish
PO Box 25112
Santa Fe, NM 87504