HOUSE BILL 238
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2024
Cathrynn N. Brown and David M. Gallegos
and Steven McCutcheon II and Jimmy G. Mason
and Randall T. Pettigrew
RELATING TO ROADWAYS; PROVIDING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND EDDY COUNTY MAY ENTER INTO A JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT; MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. TEMPORARY PROVISION.--The department of transportation and Eddy county may enter into a joint powers agreement pursuant to the Joint Powers Agreement Act for road construction, reconstruction or maintenance of state roads, including acquisition of rights of way, planning and design.
SECTION 2. APPROPRIATION.--Thirty million dollars ($30,000,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the department of transportation for expenditure in fiscal years 2025 through 2027 for a joint powers agreement with Eddy county for road construction, reconstruction and maintenance, including acquisition of rights of way, planning and design, on New Mexico highway 31 from its intersection with United States highway 285 east to its intersection with New Mexico highway 128. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2027 shall revert to the general fund.
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