Alcohol & Gaming: Overviews
TIME AND DATE:
December 16, 2013 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Liquor Control Act Task Force’s first meeting pursuant to SM 77, passed during the 2013 Regular Legislative Session
NM Gaming Control Board
4900 Alameda NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
There are new procedures for applicants submitting fingerprints for liquor licensing with the New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Division. All applicants will need to first call this Division and speak with a hearing officer to confirm that your fingerprints are required, if so you must register online first with www.cogentid.com and click on New Mexico then, under Applicant Use – Register Online for a Background Check, or you may use the Call Center at 877-996-6277 for registration or questions. Cogent’s website does have - Fingerprint Location Map under Useful Information, for their closest location to you which should not be at most more than one hour away for anyone in the State of New Mexico. The fingerprinting fee is still $44.00 but the money order, if you don’t pay online, must be made out to 3M Cogent. Also, our ORI # is NM920020Z, which is #290 on their ORI lookup and the reason fingerprinted is 60-3A-9 Alcohol Licensing. If you are out of state and submitting fingerprint cards for processing you are still required to register with Cogent, but you will need to submit the fingerprint cards, forms, copy of registration receipt from Cogent and fee (still made out to 3M Cogent), to this office and we will submit them to Cogent after verification of compliance with the Liquor Control Act. It is VERY important when submitting fingerprints cards that the reason fingerprinted is very specific, i.e., you are the President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer, Director, Owner with percentage, Member with percentage, etc.
Because the Liquor Control Act does not allow for a convicted felon to own or be an officer on a liquor license this agency requires such persons to be fingerprinted to receive the background reports from the State and Federal level. Therefore the Federal Bureau of Investigation requires the following notice:
Applicant Notification and Record Challenge
Officials at the governmental institutions and other entities authorized to submit fingerprints and receive FBI identification records under this authority must notify the individuals fingerprinted that the fingerprints will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI. The officials making the determination of suitability for licensing or employment shall provide the applicants the opportunity to complete, or challenge the accuracy of, the information contained in the FBI identification record. These officials also must advise the applicants that procedures for obtaining a change, correction, or updating of an FBI identification record are set forth in Title 28, C.F.R., § 16.34. Officials making such determinations should not deny the license or employment based on information in the record until the applicant has been afforded a reasonable time to correct or complete the record, or has declined to do so. (Title 42, U.S.C., §14616, Article IV (c); Title 28 C.F.R., § 50.12 (b))
To see the AGD proposed rule hearing agenda for November 7, 2013, click here.
AGD RULEMAKING: AGD published a notice of rule hearing on September 30, 2013 and made its proposed rules available to public for comment. AGD received significant written comment and held a hearing on November 7, 2013 where interested parties gave testimony regarding the proposed rules. AGD will now take all of the public comment into consideration and hold additional meetings with interested parties regarding the proposed rule changes to ensure public concerns are taken into consideration before adopting the final rules. The rule hearing held on November 7, 2013 marks the beginning of a long process, and the public will have ongoing opportunities to participate prior to the final rules being adopted. We will continue to post updates regarding the rulemaking process.
AGD's Rule Hearing From November 7, 2013 - Click Here.
THIS AGENCY NO LONGER ACCEPTS THE ALCOHOL SERVER PERMIT DUPLICATE REQUEST FORM THROUGH THE MAIL WITHOUT THE $10.00 MONEY ORDER OR CASHIER'S CHECK AND A COPY OF YOUR GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID (DRIVER'S LICENSE, IDENTIFICATION CARD OR PASSPORT). For an Alcohol Server Replacement Request Form click here.
Server permits are valid for 3 years. To renew an alcohol server permit, a server will need to re-take an approved Alcohol Server Education class. View the list of classes here . Please be aware of unauthorized providers for the alcohol server training, only those listed on our website are approved for the State of New Mexico.
To search to see if you servers certification is still valid, click here and pick Liquor Control for Profession.
AGD'S MAILING ADDRESS IS PO BOX 25101 SANTA FE, NM 87505-5101
To check your Local Option Districts Sunday Sales Elections for New Mexico, click here
To check your Local Option Districts Liquor License Quotas for New Mexico, click here
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, please contact our office at (505) 476-4875. Please remember to make a copy of all forms and applications for your records before submitting them to this Division.
The Division also issues Special Dispenser Permits, sometimes called “picnic licenses” for special events, and restaurant licenses, commonly known as “Beer and Wine Licenses.” The Division approves the issuance of new licenses and the sale 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.
For those who want to request to inspect public records pursuant to NMSA 1978, Chapter 14, Article 2, this Division charges $0.25 per page for hard copies and electronic copies of our documents. Please note that failure to send payment will mean that all of your future request for copies pursuant to IPRA will requires payment in advance of receiving copies in accordance with NMSA 1978, Chapter 14, Article 2, Section 9(c)(5). For the Public Records Request Form please click here.
The Division takes seriously every complaint alleging potential violations of liquor laws and works closely with the Special Investigations Division of the Department of Public Safety in investigating and prosecuting such violations. 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.
All liquor licenses - with the exception of Non-resident and Common Carrier licenses - in New Mexico expire on June 30 of each year. The Division mails out applications for renewal beginning in mid-February. Applications are due according to the following schedule:
The following deadlines for submitting renewal applications for the 2013 renewal cycle have passed. If for some reason you are just realizing that you did not submit your renewal application by the deadlines, you will be subject to late fees in the amount of $350 plus an additional $10 per day. You should file your renewal application with our division as soon as possible to minimize the late fees. You must also cease the sale of alcohol immediately until you receive a renewed license.
|Dispenser and Retailer licenses
||on or before April 1st|
|Wholesaler, Manufacturers, Restaurant and Club licenses
||on or before May 1st|
|All other license types
||on or before June 1st|
To see the 2013 Liquor License Renewal Late Fee Schedule click here.
Licensees that are not in compliance with child support obligations, that have outstanding citations or who owe fees should contact our office.
Those who owe taxes should contact the Taxation and Revenue Department at (505)841-6233.
Jennifer M. Anderson, Director
Debra Lopez, Deputy Director
Cecilia Kurzweg, Alcohol and Gaming's General Counsel
For IPRA Request/Special Dispenser Permit/Common Carriers/Resident Agents/Floor Plans/DBA Changes information:
For Server Permit information:
Kyla Larsen or Pamela Brommer
For Citation/Child Support Holds information:
Alicia Duran, Citation Manager
Vanessa Sandoval - Also Voluntary Temporary Suspension of Liquor Licenses
For Liquor License Processing information:
Annette Brumley - Also Direct Wine Shipper Applications
Rose Garcia - Also Non-Resident Applications
For Club Licenses/Liquor License Processing/Fingerprint information:
Note: All Gaming is now handled by the State Gaming Control Board. Contact them at http://www.nmgcb.org/