SENATE BILL 545
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
Stuart Ingle and Pat Woods
RELATING TO VETERINARY MEDICINE; ALLOWING AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND SCHOOLS OF VETERINARY MEDICINE TO HAVE STUDENT INTERNS IN NEW MEXICO VETERINARY CLINICS AND PRACTICES; MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. [NEW MATERIAL] VETERINARY STUDENT INTERNS.--The New Mexico department of agriculture may enter into agreements with schools of veterinary medicine in other states to allow students to intern with New Mexico veterinary clinics and practices as part of the students' degree program. The department shall coordinate the program with New Mexico veterinarians and shall encourage veterinarians to participate in the program.
SECTION 2. APPROPRIATION.--One hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the board of regents of New Mexico state university for expenditure in fiscal year 2020 for the New Mexico department of agriculture to enter into internship agreements with schools of veterinary medicine to allow their students to intern with New Mexico veterinarians and to create and coordinate the internship program. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2020 shall revert to the general fund.
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