SENATE BILL 243
53rd legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2017
George K. Munoz
RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION; RESTRICTING EXPENDITURES ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 21-1-23 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1971, Chapter 228, Section 2) is amended to read:
"21-1-23. STATE HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS--PUBLIC FUNDS--LIMITATION UPON PAYMENT FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES.--
A. Public funds shall not be expended for the purpose of paying compensation to any faculty member or employee of a state higher educational institution for any period of absence from [his] the faculty member's or employee's assigned duties with [such] the state higher educational institution unless the period of absence:
[A.] (1) is a holiday or vacation period established in the published calendar of the institution;
[B.] (2) comes within the official sick leave or annual leave policies promulgated by the board of regents of the institution; or
[C.] (3) is approved by a designated administrative authority according to procedures established for this purpose by the board of regents.
B. Public funds shall not be expended by a state higher educational institution for the purpose of looking for or catching a fictitious creature, including:
(4) abominable snowman;
(6) leprechauns; or
SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2017.
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