RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE EXPENDITURES; MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FROM LEGISLATIVE CASH BALANCES FOR NECESSARY EXPENSES OF THE SPECIAL SESSION AND EXPENSES INCURRED RELATED TO IMPEACHMENT; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
Section 1. SPECIAL SESSION--APPROPRIATION.--
A. The following amounts are appropriated from the legislative cash balances for expenditure in fiscal year 2006 for the following expenses of the first special session of the forty-seventh legislature:
(1) for the expense of the house of representatives, two hundred thirty-seven thousand three hundred twenty-four dollars ($237,324) to be disbursed on vouchers signed by the speaker and the chief clerk of the house of representatives;
(2) for the expense of the senate, one hundred forty-six thousand dollars ($146,000) to be disbursed on vouchers signed by the chairman of the committees' committee and the chief clerk of the senate; and
(3) for the expense of the legislative council service, the joint bill room and the legislative switchboard, seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to be disbursed on vouchers signed by the director of the legislative council service or the director's authorized representative.
B. Following adjournment of the first special session of the forty-seventh legislature, expenditures authorized in this section shall be disbursed on vouchers signed by the director of the legislative council service or the director's authorized representative.
Section 2. IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS.--There is appropriated from legislative cash balances to the legislative council service for the purpose of providing for the necessary expenditures incurred by the legislature in the event that there are impeachment proceedings regarding the state treasurer, which necessary expenditures include a review and oversight of the state treasurer's investment policies and the protection of public funds, six hundred fifty thousand dollars ($650,000) for expenditure in fiscal year 2006.
Section 3. EMERGENCY.--It is necessary for the public peace, health and safety that this act take effect immediately.