SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 16
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2024
Steven P. Neville and Joseph Cervantes and Leo Jaramillo and Greg Nibert and Mark Duncan
A JOINT RESOLUTION
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 10, SECTION 1 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW MEXICO TO PROVIDE THAT THE SALARIES OF COUNTY OFFICERS SHALL BE ESTABLISHED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, REMOVE REFERENCES TO THE FIRST LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND CLARIFY THAT ANY FEES COLLECTED BY A COUNTY OFFICIAL SHALL BE PAID INTO THE TREASURY OF THE COUNTY.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. It is proposed to amend Article 10, Section 1 of the constitution of New Mexico to read:
"The legislature shall [at its first session] classify the counties [and fix salaries for all county officers, which shall also apply to those elected at the first election under this constitution. And] of the state. No county officer shall receive [to his own use] any fees or emoluments other than [the] an annual salary, [provided by law and] as established by the board of county commissioners. All fees [earned by any officer shall be by him] collected [and] by a county official shall be paid into the treasury of the county."
SECTION 2. The amendment proposed by this resolution shall be submitted to the people for their approval or rejection at the next general election or at any special election prior to that date that may be called for that purpose.
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