On Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 5:00 P.M., in a regular meeting at the Socorro County Annex, 198 Neel Socorro, NM 87801, the Board of County Commissioners of Socorro County will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of discussing the adoption of an Ordinance codifying the New Mexico Enabling Act. The Board of Commissioners may vote to enact the Ordinance during the Commission meeting following the public hearing. The purpose of the Ordinance is to ordain that the County of Socorro will not recognize nor enforce any state law, mandate or order that violates or is contrary to, the provisions of the Enabling Act for New Mexico. The Ordinance further ordains that any law, mandate or order issued by the Government of the State of New Mexico or agent thereof that is contrary to the Constitution of the United States is void and not enforceable within the boundaries of this County.

Copies of the proposed Ordinance are available for the public to view free of charge online at or at the County Clerk’s Office or the County Manager’s Office, 201 Park Street, Socorro, NM. Copies of the proposed Ordinance may be purchased by the public from either office for $0.75. For more information please call (575) 835-0589.


/s/Michael Hawkes,
County Manger

Publish in the El Defensor Chieftain on November 23, 2023.