HOUSE BILL 141
53rd legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2017
Daymon Ely and Daniel A. Ivey-Soto
RELATING TO CAPITAL OUTLAY FUNDING; REQUIRING PRINT AND WEB-BASED, USER-FRIENDLY PUBLICATION OF CAPITAL OUTLAY APPROPRIATION OR BOND AUTHORIZATION ALLOCATIONS BY LEGISLATIVE MEMBERS AND THE GOVERNOR AND OF PROJECTS VETOED BY LINE ITEM; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. A new section of Chapter 2, Article 3 NMSA 1978 is enacted to read:
"[NEW MATERIAL] CAPITAL OUTLAY FUNDING ALLOCATIONS--MEMBERS AND GOVERNOR--PUBLICATION.--
A. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 2-3-13 NMSA 1978, the legislative council service shall, within three days after the governor has acted on a capital outlay bill, publish on the New Mexico legislature website a searchable listing, designed to be as user-friendly as practicable, of capital projects in the bill that includes:
(1) the name of the person, whether a legislator or the governor, who allocated all or a portion of the appropriation or bond authorization for each project;
(2) the amount allocated by that person for the project;
(3) projects vetoed by line item; and
(4) for each line-item vetoed project, the name of each person who requested an allocation for the project and the amount of that allocation.
B. The legislative council service shall provide a paper copy of the web-based publication upon request."
SECTION 2. EMERGENCY.--It is necessary for the public peace, health and safety that this act take effect immediately.
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