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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
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ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
1/26/2006
HB HJR004
SHORT TITLE Limit City-County Merger Elections, CA
SB
ANALYST McOlash
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
NFI
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Secretary of State (SOS)
Attorney Generalís Office (AOG)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
House Joint Resolution 4 proposes to amend Article 10, Section 11 of the New Mexico Con-
stitution limiting the city/county charter commission elections to be held in conjunction with
the General Election and barring the appointment of charter commissions after January 1,
2011. HJR 4 would also prohibit another vote on a proposed charter for a single urban gov-
ernment, which has twice not received a majority vote, from two years to five years after the
second failed election
The amendment proposed by this resolution shall be submitted to the people for their ap-
proval or rejection at the next general election or at any special election prior to that date that
may be called for that purpose.
pg_0002
House Joint Resolution Bill 4 - Page 2
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The Bernalillo County Clerk has estimated the cost of a special election at about $550,000.
ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS
It would appear that Albuquerque/Bernalillo County could conduct another charter election in
2009 within the proposed five-year limitation. The 2009 election would be final since the next
election could not be conducted for another five years, three years beyond the proposed timeline.
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