Kimberly S. Enriquez
The PPABC’s primary goal is protecting the health, safety and welfare of all persons under its jurisdiction.
*NCSLA Member, National Conference of State Liquor Administrators since 1998
The Pueblo of Pojoaque is federally recognized Indian tribe.
As an Indian tribe in New Mexico, the pueblo is self-regulating, in most legal areas. In the area of liquor regulation, the Federal Indian Liquor Laws of 1953 allowed Indians to regulate liquor transactions within Indian Country, provided the transaction was in conformity with laws of the state and with the concurrence of the governing Tribal body. In March 1963, the Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Council passed a resolution regulating intoxicating beverages within the pueblo.
However, New Mexico did not allow Indian self-regulation over alcohol transactions until 1995. With the passage of House Bill 37, tribes who passed an ordinance regulating alcohol transactions could become self-regulating. Thus, the Pueblo of Pojoaque combined the Federal Indian Liquor Laws of 1953, the March 1963 Tribal Council resolution and House Bill 37 to create the Pueblo of Pojoaque Alcoholic Beverage Commission. The PPABC has “immediate authority to regulate the sale, service, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages on Pojoaque Pueblo Land”.
The Alcohol Servers Education Act became mandatory in New Mexico in 1963, as a result of legislation passed by the New Mexico state legislature.
The purpose of the act is to:
- Enhance the professionalism of liquor industry employees;
- Establish a Training program that educates sellers, servers, licensees and lessee on alcohol related issues;
- Reduce the frequency of alcohol related birth defects; and
- Reduce the number of DWI’s in New Mexico
In Washington, D.C., members of the Congress have introduced legislation to encourage states to lower the drunken driving threshold. The legislation would require states to lower the blood alcohol content (BAC) level to .08 percent.
As an alcohol server, you have special challenges and certain responsibilities above and beyond those of any other hospitality professional. Responsible alcohol serving and/or service is the main goal of this training. The objective of this class is to inform you of:
- The effects of too much alcohol
- That a liquor license or a server permit (LCC) which allows sales and service of alcohol is a privilege that requires certain responsibilities
- The legal restriction that affect alcohol sales at your place of employment,
- Enhance the professionalism of people who sell and serve alcohol
The PPABC meets monthly as well as quarterly and is guided by its Liquor Control Act in regulating alcohol within the Pueblo.
- Issue annual liquor licenses for all establishments within the Pueblo of Pojoaque
- Conduct responsible alcohol service and sales training
- Process and distribute badges for qualified employees
- Impromptu inspections to liquor license businesses
- Monthly and Quarterly meetings
- Golden Cantina
- Cities of Gold Buffet / Bingo
- Gold Dust Restaurant / Hotel
- QB’s Package Liquor
- QB’s Bar & Grill
- Sopapilla Factory
- Pojoaque Supermarket
- Travel Center
- Hilton Retail, Dispenser & Restaurant
- Race Book
- Turquoise Trail
- Shadeh Night Club
- Wine Buff Liquor Store
- Travel Traders
- Homewood Suites
- La Mesita Restaurant