HOUSE BILL 1
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second special session, 2020
Patricia A. Lundstrom and Brian Egolf and Joseph L. Sanchez
RELATING TO GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS; MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR EXPENSES FOR THE SECOND SPECIAL SESSION OF THE FIFTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE; MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FROM A FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT RELIEF FUND ALLOCATION TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS, GRANTS TO CERTAIN NEW MEXICO BUSINESSES, ASSISTANCE TO LOW-INCOME STATE RESIDENTS, EMERGENCY HOUSING ASSISTANCE, ASSISTANCE FOR THE HOMELESS AND EMERGENCY FOOD BANK SERVICES AND PROVIDING THAT ANY UNEXPENDED BALANCE REMAINING ON DECEMBER 28, 2020 SHALL BE DEPOSITED IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FUND; MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. SPECIAL SESSION APPROPRIATION.--
A. The following amounts are appropriated from the legislative cash balances for expenditure in fiscal year 2021 for the following expenses of the second special session of the fifty-fourth legislature:
(1) for the expense of the house of representatives, forty-three thousand dollars ($43,000) to be disbursed on vouchers signed by the speaker and the chief clerk of the house of representatives or the chief clerk's designee;
(2) for the expense of the senate, twenty-three thousand dollars ($23,000) to be disbursed on vouchers signed by the chair of the committees' committee and the chief clerk of the senate or the chief clerk's designee; and
(3) for the expense of the legislative council service, twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to be disbursed on vouchers signed by the director of the legislative council service or the director's designee to reimburse the department of public safety for providing security and protection for the legislature pursuant to Section 29-2-27 NMSA 1978.
B. Following adjournment of the second special session of the fifty-fourth legislature, expenditures authorized in this section shall be disbursed on vouchers signed by the director of the legislative council service or the director's designee.
SECTION 2. A new section of the General Appropriation Act of 2020 is enacted to read:
"[NEW MATERIAL] APPROPRIATIONS--FROM FEDERAL STIMULUS MONEY.--
A. Of the seven hundred fifty million dollars ($750,000,000) from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act relief fund allocation transferred to the appropriation account of the general fund pursuant to Laws 2020 (1st S.S.), Chapter 5, Section 14, and subject to the contingency provided in that section, the following amounts are appropriated for expenditure in fiscal year 2021:
(1) one hundred ninety-four million dollars ($194,000,000) to the workforce solutions department:
(a) to provide a one-time supplemental unemployment compensation benefit in the amount of one thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200) to each claimant who is or was eligible for benefits pursuant to the Unemployment Compensation Law or from the federal pandemic unemployment assistance program, pandemic emergency unemployment compensation program or federal-state extended benefits or trade readjustment allowance program pursuant to the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act; provided that the claimant: 1) is eligible for the benefits during the seven-day period beginning on the effective date of this 2020 act; or 2) was eligible for the benefits but has exhausted all of those benefits since September 12, 2020 and prior to the effective date of this 2020 act; and
(b) of which one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) may be used to administer the supplemental unemployment compensation benefits provided pursuant to Subparagraph (a) of this paragraph;
(2) one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) to the department of finance and administration to contract for services with the New Mexico finance authority to provide grants to certain businesses; provided that each grant shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) and the authority shall ensure geographic dispersion of the grants and give priority to hospitality and leisure businesses and businesses that are experiencing severe economic impact from the public health orders issued by the secretary of health and related to the coronavirus disease 2019 public health emergency. Businesses eligible to receive such grants shall:
(a) be: 1) organizations that have been granted exemption from the federal income tax by the United States commissioner of internal revenue as organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) or as veterans' organizations described in Section 501(c) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and subject to the provisions of the Nonprofit Corporation Act; or 2) for sole proprietorships: owned by a New Mexico resident; or for corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies or limited partnerships: at least fifty-one percent owned by one or more New Mexico residents; and
(b) employ not more than one hundred employees;
(3) five million dollars ($5,000,000) to the human services department for expenditure in fiscal year 2021 to provide:
(a) assistance to low-income state residents of up to seven hundred fifty dollars ($750) per household; provided that the eligible recipient did not receive an economic impact payment pursuant to the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act; and
(b) for reasonable technology and administrative costs necessary to provide the assistance pursuant to Subparagraph (a) of this paragraph;
(4) fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000) to the department of finance and administration to contract for services to provide emergency housing assistance and assistance for the homeless; and
(5) five million dollars ($5,000,000) to the human services department to contract for services to provide emergency food bank services in the state.
B. Any unexpended balance remaining from the appropriations in Subsection A of this section on December 28, 2020 shall revert to the unemployment compensation fund."
SECTION 3. A new section of the General Appropriation Act of 2020 is enacted to read:
"[NEW MATERIAL] APPROPRIATIONS--FROM THE GENERAL FUND.--
A. Ten million dollars ($10,000,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the department of health for expenditure in fiscal year 2021 to provide, and to contract for services for, contact tracing, testing and vaccine implementation for the coronavirus disease 2019 public health emergency.
B. Two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the administrative office of the courts for expenditure in fiscal year 2021 for expenses related to implementing and complying with public health orders issued by the secretary of health and related to the coronavirus disease 2019 public health emergency."
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