SENATE BILL 225
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
Cliff R. Pirtle
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY; REQUIRING CERTAIN PERSONS EMPLOYED IN FILMMAKING TO COMPLETE HUNTER SAFETY TRAINING.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. A new section of the Film Production Tax Credit Act is enacted to read:
"[NEW MATERIAL] FILMMAKING--EMPLOYEES--HUNTER SAFETY TRAINING REQUIREMENT.--
A. All individuals employed in New Mexico by a film production company that has firearms or firearm ammunition physically located on the premises where filming is taking place shall have a valid certificate of competency in the safe handling of firearms pursuant to the Hunter Training Act.
B. A film production company that employs individuals not in compliance with the provisions of Subsection A of this section shall not be eligible for tax credits pursuant to the Film Production Tax Credit Act, including film and television tax credits for the calendar year in which the violation occurs.
C. As used in this section:
(1) "firearm" means any weapon that will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosion, including the frame or receiver of any such weapon, any firearm muffler or firearm silencer and any handgun, rifle or shotgun whether or not it is in a permanently inoperable condition; and
(2) "firearm ammunition" means any self-contained unit consisting of the case, primer, propellant charge and projectile for use in a firearm from which is expelled a projectile by the force of explosion or other form of combustion and includes blank ammunition used in the course of filmmaking that is not intended to expel a projectile."
SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is January 1, 2024.
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