HOUSE BILL 93
53rd legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2017
RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS; LIMITING THE SOURCE OF COMPENSATION FOR CABINET SECRETARIES; PROHIBITING A CABINET SECRETARY FROM SERVING AS A MEMBER OF A FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 9-1-4 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1977, Chapter 248, Section 4) is amended to read:
"9-1-4. CABINET DEPARTMENTS--STRUCTURE--LIMITATIONS ON SECRETARY.--
A. Except as otherwise provided by law for its internal structure, the executive branch shall adhere to the following standard terms:
(1) the principal unit of the executive branch is a "department", headed by a "secretary" who shall be appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate and who shall serve at [his] the governor's pleasure;
(2) the principal unit of a department is a "division", headed by a "director" who shall be appointed by the secretary with the approval of the governor and who shall serve at the secretary's pleasure;
(3) the principal unit of a division is a "bureau", headed by a "chief" who is employed by the secretary and who is covered by, and subject to, the provisions of the Personnel Act; and
(4) the principal unit of a bureau is a "section", headed by a "supervisor" who is employed by the secretary and who is covered by, and subject to, the provisions of the Personnel Act.
B. An appointed secretary shall serve and have all of the duties, responsibilities and authority of that office during the period of time prior to final action by the senate confirming or rejecting [his] the secretary-designate's appointment.
C. At the time an appointed secretary begins service and after confirmation by the senate, if confirmed, the secretary-designate or secretary shall not receive compensation for service from any source other than the state and shall not serve as a member of a for-profit corporation's board of directors."