HOUSE BILL 178
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
Eleanor Chávez and Tara Jaramillo and Patricia Roybal Caballero and Joanne J. Ferrary and Art De La Cruz
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO FUND A PAID INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AT THE WESTSIDE ANIMAL SHELTER IN ALBUQUERQUE AND TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF CREATING A STATEWIDE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. APPROPRIATION.--Three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($350,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the public education department for expenditure in fiscal years 2024 and 2025 to fund a paid internship program for high school students at the westside animal shelter in Albuquerque and to study the feasibility of creating a statewide internship program for high school students. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2025 shall revert to the general fund.
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