This publication was conceived in 1963 out of the realization that there was no single source or document in which legislators, the executive, the judiciary or the concerned public could find a concise history of all the piecemeal amendments that have been proposed or adopted to the constitution of New Mexico. It has been a continuing pleasure of the author and the excellent staff of the legislative council service to have had the opportunity to fill that void in the constitutional history of New Mexico for 16 revisions of that original 1963 document.

Richard H. Folmar Santa Fe, New Mexico - iv