New Mexico Gov.
Susana Martinez signed a bill Thursday that expands the list of vehicles that can be used to get around Albuquerque while traveling on the state’s roads.
Martinez said the bill will be sent to the Legislature for consideration.
Under the new law, a person must be at least 21 years old to use a bicycle, a motor vehicle, a trailer, or a van.
Motor vehicles that are not registered to the person are not eligible.
Bicycles, trailers and vans are also banned from using the roads for personal or commercial purposes.
The bill also extends the number of days the state can prohibit a person from using a bicycle or vehicle to 30 days from now, to give the governor time to consider how to expand the list to include more vehicles.
The governor has also said he wants to consider expanding the list beyond the 10 designated by Martinez to include vehicles that have been modified to transport passengers.
A number of Republican lawmakers have expressed concerns about the bill, including state Sen. Jorge Salazar, who has introduced bills to expand its definition of a “vehicle,” which would include cars and trucks.
The current law does not define a “viable” vehicle.
Salazar said he is also working on a bill to define a person’s right to travel while wearing a mask or other protective clothing.
He said he has received some requests for his bill to expand to include masks and other protective equipment but would have to first make sure it is clear that a mask is not allowed.