§ 12-2A-1 Short title; applicability
§ 12-2A-2 Common and technical usage
§ 12-2A-3 General definitions
§ 12-2A-4 Construction of “shall”, “must” and “may”
§ 12-2A-5 Number, gender and tense
§ 12-2A-6 Reference to series
§ 12-2A-7 Computation of time
§ 12-2A-8 Prospective operation
§ 12-2A-9 Severability
§ 12-2A-10 Irreconcilable statutes or rules
§ 12-2A-11 Enrolled and engrossed bill controls over subsequent publication
§ 12-2A-12 Incorporation by reference
§ 12-2A-13 Headings and titles
§ 12-2A-14 Continuation of previous statute or rule
§ 12-2A-15 Repeal of repealing statute or rule
§ 12-2A-16 Effect of amendment or repeal
§ 12-2A-17 Citation forms
§ 12-2A-18 Principles of construction; presumption
§ 12-2A-19 Primacy of text
§ 12-2A-20 Other aids to construction

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 12 > Article 2A - Uniform Statute and Rule Construction Act

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Engrossed bill: The official copy of a bill or joint resolution passed by a chamber of the legislature.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.