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Roosevelt sheriff to present resolution


February 23, 2020

PORTALES — Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker will once again go before the Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday with a resolution to oppose the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act — the red-flag gun bill.

Parker attempted to bring the resolution before the commission last week, but three of the five commissioners did not attend.

Without a quorum, the two attending commissioners said they were unable to hear the resolution.

The controversial red-flag measure was passed by the House on Feb. 14 by a 39-31 vote. Its next stop will be the desk of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, and she has pledged to sign it.

Parker is one of 30 sheriffs in the state who have voiced opposition to the legislation.

Other agenda items for the 9 a.m. meeting at the Roosevelt County Courthouse include:

• The commission will hear a presentation by Cannon Air Force Base regarding improvements to North Roosevelt Road AV through the Federal Defense Access Road Program.

• The commission will receive reports on the 2020 Census and from multiple county departments.

• The commission will look to ratify fund applications for the Arch and Milnesand volunteer fire departments.

• The meeting will end with an executive session on threatened or pending litigation for multiple cases.


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