HOUSE BILL 179
51st legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2014
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR A LOWER RIO GRANDE WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN TO IMPROVE IRRIGATION EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. APPROPRIATION.--Fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the board of regents of New Mexico state university for expenditure in fiscal year 2015 for the New Mexico department of agriculture to contract with a lower Rio Grande water rights organization to develop a water management plan to help lower Rio Grande farmers to manage their irrigation waters more effectively and efficiently. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2015 shall revert to the general fund.