HOUSE BILL 146
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
Greg Nibert and Candy Spence Ezzell and Randall T. Pettigrew
RELATING TO CAPITAL PROJECT FUNDING; REQUIRING THE HIGHER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO CONSIDER BARRACKS PROJECTS PRIORITIZED BY THE NEW MEXICO MILITARY INSTITUTE WHEN DEVELOPING THE DEPARTMENT'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATIVE FUNDING.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 21-1-21 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1971, Chapter 235, Section 4) is amended to read:
"21-1-21. CAPITAL EXPENDITURES.--
A. No expenditure shall be made by [any] a state educational institution confirmed by Article 12, Section 11 of the [state] constitution of New Mexico for the purchase of real property or the construction of buildings or other major structures or for major remodeling projects without prior approval of the proposed purchase, [or] construction or remodeling by the [board of educational finance] higher education department and the state board of finance.
B. When reviewing and recommending higher education capital project requests to the legislature, the department shall consider barracks capital improvement projects that are priorities of the New Mexico military institute as shown in the institute's capital outlay funding requests package. The department shall promulgate rules to comply with this subsection."
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