HOUSE BILL 359
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
Tomás E. Salazar
RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION; CREATING THE NATIVE AMERICAN SOCIAL WORK STUDIES INSTITUTE AT NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY; MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. [NEW MATERIAL] NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY--NATIVE AMERICAN SOCIAL WORK STUDIES INSTITUTE CREATED.--The "Native American social work studies institute" is created at New Mexico highlands university. The purpose of the institute is to invigorate the social work system for Native Americans in New Mexico and to prepare social work professionals, both Native American and non-Native American, for work in Native American communities on- and off-reservation.
SECTION 2. APPROPRIATION.--One hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the board of regents of New Mexico highlands university for expenditure in fiscal year 2020 to create the Native American social work studies institute at the Albuquerque campus of the university. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2020 shall revert to the general fund.
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