SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 12
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
Daniel A. Ivey-Soto
A JOINT RESOLUTION
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 4, SECTION 5 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW MEXICO TO CHANGE THE LENGTH OF LEGISLATIVE REGULAR SESSIONS FROM SIXTY DAYS IN ODD-NUMBERED YEARS AND THIRTY DAYS IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS TO FORTY-FIVE DAYS IN EACH YEAR, WITHOUT LIMITATION ON SUBJECTS FOR CONSIDERATION.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. It is proposed to amend Article 4, Section 5 of the constitution of New Mexico to read:
"[A.] Each regular session of the legislature shall begin annually at 12:00 noon on the third Tuesday of January. Every regular session of the legislature [convening during an odd-numbered year] shall remain in session not to exceed [sixty days, and every regular session of the legislature convening during an even-numbered year shall remain in session not to exceed thirty] forty-five days. No special session of the legislature shall exceed thirty days.
[B. Every regular session of the legislature convening during an even-numbered year shall consider only the following:
(1) budgets, appropriations and revenue bills; (2) bills drawn pursuant to special messages of the governor; and
(3) bills of the last previous regular session vetoed by the governor.]"
SECTION 2. The amendment proposed by this resolution shall be submitted to the people for their approval or rejection at the next general election or at any special election prior to that date that may be called for that purpose.
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