HOUSE BILL 153
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION; RAISING THE BILINGUAL MULTICULTURAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM UNITS; MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 22-8-22 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1974, Chapter 8, Section 13, as amended) is amended to read:
"22-8-22. BILINGUAL MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION PROGRAM UNITS.--The number of bilingual multicultural education program units is determined by multiplying the full-time-equivalent MEM in programs implemented in accordance with the provisions of the Bilingual Multicultural Education Act by the cost differential factor 0.35, effective July 1, 1990; 0.4, effective July 1, 1991; .425, effective July 1, 1992; 0.45, effective July 1, 1993; [and] 0.5, effective July 1, 1994; and 1.0, effective July 1, 2020."
SECTION 2. APPROPRIATION.--Thirty-six million dollars ($36,000,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the state equalization guarantee distribution of the public school fund for expenditure in fiscal year 2021 to offset the rise in costs from the increase in the bilingual multicultural education program units affected by this act. 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, 2020.
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