HOUSE BILL 87
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
James G. Townsend and Randall T. Pettigrew and Jimmy G. Mason and Mark Duncan
RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS; AMENDING THE NEW MEXICO CIVIL RIGHTS ACT TO EXCLUDE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM THE DEFINITION OF "PUBLIC BODY".
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 41-4A-2 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 2021, Chapter 119, Section 2) is amended to read:
"41-4A-2. DEFINITION.--As used in the New Mexico Civil Rights Act, "public body" means a state or local government, an advisory board, a commission, an agency or an entity created by the constitution of New Mexico or any branch of government that receives public funding, including political subdivisions, special tax districts, school districts and institutions of higher education, but not including a volunteer fire department, a volunteer emergency medical technician service provider, an acequia or community ditch, a soil and water conservation district, a land grant-merced, a mutual domestic water consumers association or other association organized pursuant to the Sanitary Projects Act or a water users' association."
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