HOUSE BILL 516
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
Derrick J. Lente and Christine Trujillo and Linda M. Trujillo and Roberto “Bobby” J. Gonzales and Patricia A. Lundstrom
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO IMPROVE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES FOR AMERICAN INDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL AND HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS AND FAMILIES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. APPROPRIATIONS--STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.--
A. The following amounts are appropriated to the board of regents of the university of New Mexico for the following purposes:
(1) for the college of education:
(a) five hundred fifty thousand dollars ($550,000) to establish the American Indian education institute to improve American Indian student recruitment and retention;
(b) five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) for the American Indian language policy, research and teacher training center;
(c) five hundred fifty thousand dollars ($550,000) for the American Indian curriculum and material development center;
(d) four hundred fifty thousand dollars ($450,000) to support the American Indian leadership doctoral cohort;
(e) one million three hundred thousand dollars ($1,300,000) for the American Indian educational leadership education specialist and administrative licensure programs to increase the number of American Indian school administrators;
(f) five hundred forty-five thousand dollars ($545,000) to support the bilingual education degree programs in English and Navajo and English and Spanish; and
(g) one hundred seventy thousand dollars ($170,000) to support the dual license in special education and elementary education program at the Gallup branch;
(2) for American Indian student services, nine hundred forty-six thousand two hundred thirty dollars ($946,230) for student recruitment and retention, summer bridge programs and academic, cultural and financial advisement;
(3) for the Native American studies program in the college of arts and sciences, nine hundred twenty-eight thousand seven hundred six dollars ($928,706) to support indigenous leadership, indigenous studies development, a masters program and high school curriculum development;
(4) for the school of medicine:
(a) five hundred fifty-two thousand dollars ($552,000) for the center for native health, including student recruitment and retention, academic advisement, community health assessments, school and community health alignment and technical assistance; and
(b) four hundred fifty thousand dollars ($450,000) to the community behavioral health division for Native American suicide prevention, clinical and community-based prevention, intervention and research and technical assistance to public schools and tribal communities;
(5) for the school of law, three hundred ninety-three thousand dollars ($393,000) for the southwest Indian law clinic to provide legal and technical support to pueblos, tribes, policy protocols and tribal and university agreements and memoranda of understanding; and
(6) for the school of architecture, seven hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($725,000) for indigenous planning and design, including community planning, education planning, infrastructure design and technical support to tribes.
B. The following amounts are appropriated to the board of regents of New Mexico highlands university for the following purposes:
(1) for the Ben Lujan leadership institute, six hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($625,000) for bachelor's and master's degrees, administrative licensure, teacher recruitment and retention and parental institutes;
(2) for the center for studies of diverse populations, seven hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($775,000) for teacher training, staff development, curriculum development, culturally responsive teaching, English language learner development standards, bilingual support, instructional leadership and youth leadership;
(3) for the school of social work, two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) for the Native American social workers institute; and
(4) for American Indian student support services, two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) for student support, academic and financial advisement, student retention and internships.
C. Three hundred thirty-seven thousand dollars ($337,000) is appropriated to the board of regents of New Mexico state university for the college of education's American Indian programs.
D. Any unexpended or unencumbered balances of the appropriations in this section remaining at the end of fiscal year 2020 shall revert to the general fund.
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