SENATE BILL 254
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2024
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR BRAIN INJURY SERVICES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. APPROPRIATIONS.--
A. The following amounts are appropriated from the general fund to the specified recipients for expenditure in the specified fiscal years for the specified purposes:
(1) two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) to the brain injury services fund for expenditure in fiscal year 2025 and subsequent fiscal years to increase funding limits for eligible participants in statewide brain injury services programs;
(2) one million dollars ($1,000,000) to the brain injury services fund for expenditure in fiscal year 2025 and subsequent fiscal years to establish and support a brain injury registry as recommended by the governor's commission on disability in its report to the legislature in response to Senate Memorial 30 of the first session of the fifty-sixth legislature;
(3) six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000) to the department of health for expenditure in fiscal year 2025 to conduct surveillance of the prevalence and incidence of brain injury in the state; and
(4) three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) to the health care authority department for expenditure in fiscal year 2025 to provide brain injury education to health care professionals, including mentorship and peer support, through a statewide virtual learning platform.
B. Any unexpended or unencumbered balances remaining at the end of a fiscal year of the appropriations made in Paragraphs (1) and (2) of Subsection A of this section shall not revert to the general fund, and any unexpended or unencumbered balances remaining at the end of fiscal year 2025 of the appropriations made in Paragraphs (3) and (4) of Subsection A of this section shall revert to the general fund.
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