Support a return to reasonable construction regulations

In keeping with her promise to spur economic growth, Gov. Martinez has asked New Mexico’s Construction Industries Division (CID) to eliminate costly regulations that will raise building prices by 10%. Unless the code is changed back to its previous level this regulation will adversely affect your business; your ability to hire and to keep your employees; your ability to develop new properties, or to attract new companies to the state.

Why? The current enhanced NM statewide code is over 10% higher in energy conservation mandates than the 2009 International base code. It will make New Mexico one of the most expensive places in the country to build new or remodel existing commercial buildings. Not one of our surrounding states has a code as expensive to implement as the enhanced statewide code. In fact only Utah has passed the base 2009 International Code, which does not contain the added energy conservation mandates that are in the NM code.

You can help:
1. Please send letters/faxes to CID (Construction Industries Division). See attached letter as a sample. (see contact info below).
2. Plan to be at the Public Hearing on June 2nd to voice your concerns directly to the CID.
3. Sign the Petition in Support of Rolling Back the Codes here
4. Then circulate to your co-workers and business contacts.

Contact for CID: Send your written comments to the Construction Industries Division, 2550 Cerrillos Road, P.O. Box 25101, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504, Attention: Public Comments. FAX (505) 476-4685. All comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., on June 2, 2011.

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3 Replies to “Support a return to reasonable construction regulations”

  1. The Governor first ought to send ICE out to many large construction projects. We have one going in our village and all of the heavy equipment operators (trenchers, Bobcats, front-end loaders, dump trucks, water trucks, etc.) are operated by non-English speaking workers. These used to be good paying jobs that fed American families. It makes one wonder why the unions are so aligned with the amnesty crowd.

  2. The Governor can’t send ICE out…..they’re a Federal, not State agency. President Obama is the one responsible for immigration enforcement as he swore an oath to “uphold the laws” of the United States….he’s been pretty selective about that.
    All that having been said, if construction contractors don’t have to put out the expense of having to comply with the enhanced energy code, they could afford to hire local New Mexican labor and still bring a job in on a reasonable budget. It’s time for the Government to stop telling us what we can, and cannot do with our property.

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