HOUSE BILL 50
48th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2008
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO FUND A PILOT STUDY TO PROVIDE STRESS REDUCTION AND STRESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT FIRST RESPONDERS THROUGHOUT NEW MEXICO; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
Section 1. APPROPRIATION.--Three hundred fifteen thousand dollars ($315,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the department of public safety for expenditure in fiscal years 2008 and 2009 to fund a pilot program for stress reduction and stress management training for law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, tribal police and other first responders throughout the state, using Santa Fe-based clinical staff with expertise in treating acute and post-traumatic stress disorders to educate personnel in at least seven multiple staff departments and establishing a continuing education credit credential for such training. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2009 shall revert to the general fund.
Section 2. EMERGENCY.--It is necessary for the public peace, health and safety that this act take effect immediately.
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