HOUSE BILL 507
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
Roberto "Bobby” J. Gonzales and Harry Garcia and
Joseph L. Sanchez and Brian Egolf
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; CREATING THE MOBILITY INDUSTRY MARKET TASK FORCE; REQUIRING A REPORT; MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. A new section of the Economic Development Department Act is enacted to read:
"[NEW MATERIAL] DEFINITIONS--CREATION OF MOBILITY INDUSTRY MARKET TASK FORCE--DUTIES--REPORTING.--
A. As used in this section:
(1) "mobility technology" means vehicle or conveyance technology used to move people or goods that reduces the need for human supervision to move the same number of people or goods on a per-unit basis as vehicle or conveyance technology used in ninety-five percent or more of the United States national market in 2016. "Mobility technology" includes vehicles, fixed sensor and communications infrastructure, remote information processing and control facilities and concomitant cybersecurity software; and
(2) "task force" means the mobility industry market task force.
B. The "mobility industry market task force" is created to:
(1) conduct a market analysis of New Mexico's current challenges and competitive advantages in becoming a North American center for the development, testing, use and manufacture of mobility technologies; and
(2) develop a statewide strategic plan to foster a mobility technology industry, including guidelines and incentives for local governments to undertake initiatives that would work synergistically within the strategic plan.
C. The secretary may appoint members to the task force as necessary, but at a minimum the task force shall be composed of:
(1) the secretary or the secretary's designee;
(2) the secretary of transportation or the secretary's designee;
(3) the secretary of workforce solutions or the secretary's designee;
(4) a member from a council of governments or regional planning organization with experience in public infrastructure planning that crosses local or tribal jurisdictions;
(5) two members with experience in the mobility technology industry;
(6) two members from municipal, county or tribal agencies who have development experience in or are actively studying:
(a) mobility alternative communities to attract or service retirees or other demographic groups that may be mobility constrained due to physical impairment;
(b) mobility alternatives to service demographic groups that are financially constrained and need low-cost mobility options; or
(c) mobility alternatives to relieve traffic congestion;
(7) a member with experience in the freight shipment industry;
(8) a member with experience in the venture capital industry; and
(9) a member from a state college or university with expertise in cybersecurity.
D. The market analysis conducted by the task force shall include:
(1) an evaluation of production resources, including available workforce, testing areas, infrastructure, research capability and supply chains for materials and components;
(2) an evaluation of the internal and national mobility technology markets and the logistics routes connecting those markets; and
(3) an analysis of New Mexico's competitive advantages and disadvantages in comparison to other locations within the North American market.
E. The strategic plan developed by the task force shall look at both five-year and ten-year planning horizons and provide recommendations for the state and local governmental policies and actions required to establish New Mexico in a leading position for the use and production of mobility technologies within the North American market.
F. The task force shall provide a status report on its market analysis and the development of a strategic plan to the appropriate legislative interim committee and the governor by November 1, 2019, and the task force shall deliver a finalized market analysis and strategic plan to the legislature and the governor by November 1, 2020.
G. Public members of the task force shall be reimbursed for attending meetings of the task force as provided for nonsalaried public officers in the Per Diem and Mileage Act and shall receive no other compensation, perquisite or allowance."
SECTION 2. APPROPRIATION.--Five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the economic development department for expenditure in fiscal years 2020 and 2021 to fund the activities of the mobility industry market task force, including contracting with subject matter experts. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2021 shall revert to the general fund.
SECTION 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2019.
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