HOUSE BILL 70
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2024
Mark Duncan and Harlan Vincent and Joshua N. Hernandez
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE STATE EQUALIZATION GUARANTEE DISTRIBUTION OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUND TO PROVIDE SCHOOL-BASED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS IN PUBLIC MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. APPROPRIATION.--Thirty-eight million dollars ($38,000,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the state equalization guarantee distribution of the public school fund for expenditure in fiscal year 2025 to provide school-based mental health counselors in public middle and high schools. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2025 shall revert to the general fund.