Alcohol & Gaming: Overview
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Alcohol and Gaming Division: issues, transfers and revokes liquor licenses as specified in the Liquor Control Act. It administers the Alcohol Server Training Program, educating licensees and servers to prevent sales of alcoholic beverages to minors and intoxicated persons. To find out the status of a pending application or if you have any questions regarding liquor licenses or general licensure questions, please contact our office at (505) 476-4875. Remember to make a copy for your records of Application Packet and all supplemental documents submitted.
The Division approves the issuance of new licenses for Non-Dispenser Type Licenses such as: Craft Distiller, Small Brewer, Winegrower, Wholesaler, Bottler, Manufacturer, Governmental, Clubs, and Restaurant - commonly known as “Beer and Wine”, and for Dispenser Type Licenses: the Sale, Lease, and Transfer of all existing liquor licenses both for change in ownership or location, and publishes a list of the most recent liquor license sales prices. We also issue Public Celebration Permits and Special Dispenser Permits, sometimes called “picnic licenses” for special events.
It’s the primary responsibility of this Division to protect the health, safety and welfare of all New Mexicans and those visiting our State, while regulating sale, service and public consumption of alcohol. AGD takes seriously every complaint alleging potential violations of liquor laws and works closely with the Special Investigations Unit of the Department of Public Safety in investigating and prosecuting such violations.
December 5, 2016: NM Liquor Control Act-Proposed Rule Amendments and New Rules: Click here for Draft
Pursuant to Section 6A-3-10(C) of the Act, the Division hereby makes the proposed amended and new rules available on file for public inspection to all interested parties, and invites public comment. Each proposed amendment or new rule has been previously the subject of a series of informal public meetings with various groups of stakeholders for the purpose of inviting public comment, and the Division has considered all comments submitted therein.
Pursuant to Section 60-3A-10(C) of the Act, the Division shall convene a Public Hearing on these Draft Rules for the purpose of soliciting additional public comment. The Hearing shall be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 9:00a.m., in the Rio Grande Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the Toney Anaya Building, 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
NOTE: The proposed amendments to several of the current rules are presented in strikethrough/underline format; most are presented as a “repeal and replace” without separately delineating each proposed amendment from the existing rule.
Also, as of December 20, 2016, the Clubs and Restaurants sections have been revised.
Please direct any inquiries or comments via email to: Daniel.Rubin@state.nm.us or phone at (505) 476-4547.
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