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_ _ pl _ . . -.i HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD Carlsbad branch campus of New Mexico state university in Eddy county; and (e) one million seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($1,750,000) for in- frastructure renovation, including im- provements to energy management and lighting systems and restroom upgrades to comply with the Ameri- cans with Disabilities Act of 1990. at the Alamogordo branch campus of New Mexico state university in Otero county; (7) to the board of regents of north- ern New Mexico state school, five million dollars ($5,000,000) to con- struct and equip the Serpa program building for a solar engineering and research park and academy at north- ern New Mexico state school in Espanola in Rio Arriba'county; (8) to the board of regents of the New Mexico school for the blind and visually impaired, three million five hundred thousand dollars ($3,500,000) for renovating Watkins education center and to coordinate with the public school facilities author- ity for other infrastructure improve- ments to address critical deficiencies and to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 at the New Mexico school for the blind and visu- ally impaired in Alamogordo in Otero county; (9) to the board of regents of the New Mexico school for the deaf, three million dollars ($3,000,000) to coordi- nate with the public school facilities authority for improvements, including fire suppression and improvements to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. and other renovations to address critical defi- ciencies at the New Mexico school for the deaf in Santa Fe in Santa Fe county; (10) to the board of regents of the university of New Mexico: (a) three million eight hundred thou- sand dollars (,$3,800,0001 to demol- ish. renovate, expand, construct, equip and furnish the biology building at the university of New Mexico in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county; (b) twelve million dollars ($12,000,000) to demolish the old fa- cility and construct the outpatient ser- vices building at the Carrie Tingley hospital at the university of New Mexico's health sciences center in Albuquerque in Bemalillo county; (c) ten million dollars ($10,000,000) to plan, design, construct, equip and furnish Reibsomer hall, the chemis- try building, at the university of New Mexico in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county; (d) four million dollars ($4,000,000) to plan, design, construct and equip a collaborative teaching and learning building, including demolition of the old facility, for the college of education at erty tax as provided in this Any bonds issued under that be issued within thirty monl the date of such election. B. The ballots used at the 2 eral election shall contain tinily the following language: (1) 'q'he 2010 Capital Proje eral Obligation Bond Act au the issuance and sale of se zen facility improvement, o tion and equipment acquisitior Shall the state be authonzed general obligation bonds in an not to exceed seven millior hundred ninety thousand thr dred twenty dollars ($7,790 make capital expenditures fo senior citizen facility impmw construction and equipment tion projects and provide fo eral property tax imposition for the payment of principal est on and expenses incurre nection with the issuance of th and the collection of the tax mitted by law? For Against (2) 'q'he 2010 Capital Proje( eral Obligation Bond Act aui the issuance and sale of lib qisition and construction Shall the state be authorized general obligation bonds in an not to exceed seven mitlior two thousand one hundred 1 lars ($7,082,110) to make penditures for academic. school, tribal and sitions and provide for a erty tax imposition and payment of principal of, and with the issuance of 1 the collection of the tax as by law? For ection. ct shall hs from I 0 gen- ]bstan- ts Gen- 3orlzes dor citi- nstruc- bonds. :o issue ar'nount seven ,=e hun- 320) to certain ments, zcquisi- a gen- .nd levy f, inter- I in con- = bonds as per- ,,; :s Gen- orizes ary ac- bonds. o issue tmount eighty- )ublic acqui- for the on ds and Against (3) Gen- eral Obligation Bond responsible for monitoring the projects funded in that act to ensure compli- ance with the constitution and laws of New Mexico and shall cause to be reverted any unexpended or unen- cumbered balance remaining at the earlier of the third full fiscal year after issuance of the bonds or the termi- nation or completion of the specific project. Reverted funds shall be de- posited in the debt service fund es- tablished by the state treasurer for the purpose of paying the principal of and interest on the state's general ob- ligation bonds. Section 14. SEVERABILITY.--If any part or application of the 2010 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act is held invalid, the remainder or its application to other situations or per- sons shall not be affected. Section 15. EMERGENCY--It is nec- essary for the public_peace, health and safety that this act take effect immediately. A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING TO AMEND ARTICLE 10, SECTION 2 OF THE CONSTI- TUTION OF NEW MEXICO TO AL- LOW COUNTY OFFICIALS TO SERVE THREE CONSECUTIVE TERMS INSTEAD OF TWO. BE IT RESOLVED BYTHE LEGIS- LATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO: ection 1. It is proposed to amend rticle 10, Section 2 of the constitu- tion of New Mexico to read: "A; In every county all elected offi- cials shall serve four year terms, sub- ject to the provisions of Subsection B of this section. B. In those counties that prior to 1992 have not had fouryear terms for elected officials, the assessor, sher- iff and probate judge shall be elected to fouryear terms and the treasurer and clerk shall be elected to twoyear terms in the first election following the adoption of this amendment. In sub- sequent elections, the treasurer and clerk shall be elected to fouryear terms. ,C. To provide for staggered county commission terms, in counties with three county commissioners, the terms of no more than two commis- sioners shall expire in the same year; and in counties with five county com- missioners, the terms of no mare than three commissioners shall expire in the same year. D. All county officers, after having served three consecutive fouryear terms, shall be ineligible to hold any county office for two years thereaf- teE' Section 2. The amendment proposed by this resolution shall be submitted to the people for their approval or re- jection at the next general election or at any special election pr'or to that the issuance and sale of publil :school facility improvement and publiq: school books and instructional mate quisition bonds. Shall the ,= be authorized to issue ( bonds rn an amount not to five million one hundred th dollars ($5,100,000) capital expenditures for pre-kinde classrooms and schools and for public schoo }ooks and instructional materials a )ro- vide for a c c impo- sition and le of prin- cipal of, curred in connection nssu- ance of the ,=ction of the tax as permitted For Against and (4) 'q'he .2010 Capital Gen- eral Oblig the univerpity of New Mexiqo it1A bu- the s.Ue and sale querque in.Bemalillocounty; ............ improvement and acquisition Shall the state be authorized 1 general obligation bonds in'an not to exceed one hundred f sand eig lars ($155,567,824) to make expenditures for certain hi, cational and special schools improvements and provide for a general property position and levy for the pnncipal of. ance of the bonds and the of the tax as issue ,-five thou- ur dol- ;r edu- For Against C. Each q tion includes a specific ject to be financed by the any such question is not by a majority the state's 2010 issuance of bonds for the object specified b3 be excluded from and shall or ob- If ,rate at the or be eral Obligation Bond Act. of a question to be electorate at the 2010 tion shall not affect those que that are approved D. The secretary of state st clude the submission of the projects general obligation the people tion and it shall be failure y, the I elec- in- ital nds to I elec- in the general election proclamation ( f each of the county clerks. The of state shall cause the 2010 ( Projects General Obligation to be published in full in at st one if one be published therein ,= each week, for four successive next Preceding the as required by the constitution Mex*co. Section 12. ART IN PLIBL1C PLACES.--Pursuant to I 13-4A-4 NMSA 1 plicable, the appropriations tutho- rized in the 2010 Capita[ P General Obligation Bond Act i money for the art in ; fund. Section 13. PROJECT PE-- EXPENDITURES--REVERSI A. If an appropriation or a ect authorized in the 201 General Obligation is not sufficient to complete all the pu specified, the a be :)ur- poses specified in the appropr Expenditures shall not be m purposes other than those s in the appropriation. B. The tutions to which General Obligation Bond Act datethatmaybe called for that pur- A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENTTO ARTICLE 7, SECTION 1 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW MEXICO TO MODERNIZE LANGUAGE ON QUALIFIED ELECTORS BY RE- MOVING LANGUAGE DENIGRAT- ING PERSONS WITH DEVELOP- MENTAL DISABILITIES, ADOPTING FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS TO VOTE, DEFINING MENTAL INCA- PACITY FOR VOTING PURPOSES AND RESTRICTING FELONS issu- FROM VOTING EXCEPT AS FIE- STORED BY STATUTE. BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGIS- LATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO: Section 1. It is proposed to amend Article 7, Section I of the constitution of New Mexico to read: "Every person who is a qualified elec- tor pursuant to the constitution and laws of the United States and a citi- zen thereof shall be qualified to vote in all elections in New Mexico, sub- to residency and registration re- quirements provided by law, except as restricted by statute either .by rea- son of criminal convictionfor a felony or by reason of mental incapacity, be- ing limited only to those persons who are unable to mark their ballot and who are concurrently also unable to communicate their voting preference. The legislature may enact laws pro- viding for absentee voting by quali- fied electors. All school elections shall be held at different times frorr other elections. The legislature shall have the power to require the registration of the quali- fied electors as a requisite for voting and shall regulate the manner, time and places of voting. The legislature shall enact such laws as will secure the secrecy of the ballot and the pu- rity of elections and guard against the abuse of elective franchise. Not more than two members of the board of registration and not more than two judges of election shall belongto the same political party at the time of their appointment." Section 2. The amendment proposed by this resolution shall be submitted to the people for their approval or re- jection at the next general election or at any special election prior to that date that may be called for that pur- pose. A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENTTO ARTICLE 4, SECTION 28 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW MEXICO TO ALLOwTHE APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE TO CIVIL OF- FICES IN THE STATE IN A LIMITED insti- SITUATION. BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGIS- LATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO: (e) ten millio .n dollars ($10,000,000) to plan, design, construct, renovate equip and furnish the health science education interdisciplinary building at the university of New Mexico in Albu- querque in Bernalillo county; (f) seven hundred fifty thousand dol- lars ($750,000) to renovate and equip labs. classrooms and storage space at the science labs at the Los Alamos branch campus of the university of New Mexico in Los Alamos county; (g) one million four hundred thou- sand dollars ($1,400,000) to con- struct and make improvements to the Zollinger library, including completing the lower level shell space, at the Gallup branch campus of the univer- sity of New Mexico in McKinley county; and (h) two million dollars ($2,000,000) to plan, design, construct, equip and furnish phase I of the research cen- ter and learning library at the Tans branch campus of the university of New Mexico in Taos county; (11) to the board of regents of west- ern New Mexico university, five mil- lion five hundred thousand dollars ($5,500,000) for infrastructure reno- vations and improvements, including renovating the McCray arts building, at western New Mexico university in Silver City in Grant county; and (12) to the Indian affairs department: , (a) one million dollars ($1,000,000) for improvements and security en- hancements at southwestern Indian polytechnic institute in Albuquerqde in Bernalillo county; (b) two million dollars ($2,000,000) to plan, design and construct a re- gional wellness center for the Santa Fe Indian school in Santa Fe in Santa Fe county; (c) seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($750,000) to plan, design and construct the science technology and sculpture foundry buildings at the in- stitute of American Indian arts in Santa Fe county; and (d) one million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000) to plan, design, construct and improve general class- room facilities at Navajo technical college in Crownpoint in McKinley county. Section 11. ELECTION. A. Bonds issued pursuantto the 2010 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act shall be submitted to the registered voters of the state at the general election to be held in Novem- ber 2010, and, if they receive a ma- jority of all the votes cast thereon at such election, shall take effect upon certification of the state canvassing board announcing the.results of such election. No bonds shall be issued or sold under that act until the registered voters of this state have voted upon and approved the bonds and prop- Section 1. It is proposed to amend Article 4, Section 28 of the constitu- tion of New Mexico to read: "A. Except as provided in Subsec- tion B of this section, a member of the legislature shall not, during the term for which the member was elected, be appointed to any civil office in the state, nor shall the member within one year thereafter be appointed to any civil office created, or the emoluments of which were increased during such term. B. A member of the legislature may be appointed to a civil office during the term of the legislature for which the member was elected if: (1) the member resigns from the leg- islature prior to the appointment; and (2) during that term, prior to the member's resignation, the civil office to which the appointment is to be made was not created or the emoluments of which were not increased. C. A member of the legislature shall not, during the term for which the member was elected, nor within one year thereafter be interested directly or indirectly in any contract with the state or any municipality thereof, which was authorized by any law passed during such term." Section 2. The amendment proposed by this resolution shall be submitted to the people for th.eir approval or re- jection at the next general election or .............. FRIDAY OCTOBER 22, 2010 9 at any special election prior to that date that may be called for that pur- pose. A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENTTO ARTICLE 9, SECTION 14 OFTHE CONSTITUTION OF NEW MEXICO TO PERMITTHE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR NEW MEXICO MILITARY WAR VETERANS. BE IT RESOLVED BYTHE LEGIS- LATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO: Section 1. It is proposed to amend Article 9. Section 14 of the constitu- tion of New Mexico to read: "Neither the state nor any county, school district or municipality, except as otherwise provided in this consti- tution, shall directly or indirectly lend or pledge its credit or make any do- nation to or in aid of any person, as- sociation or public or private corpo- ration or in aid of any private enter- prise for the construction of any rail- road except as provided in Subsec- tions A through G of this section. A. Nothing in this section prohibits the state orany county or municipal- ity from making provision for the care and maintenance of sick and indigent persons. B. Nothing in this section prohibits the state from establishing a veter- ans' scholarship program for Vietnam financing or infrastructure necessary to support affordable housing projects. F. The provisions of Subsection E of this section are not self-executing. Before the described assistance may be provided, enabling legislation shall be enacted by a majority vote of the members elected to each house of the legislature. This enabling legisla- tion shall: (1) define "affordable housing"; (2) establish eligibility criteria for the recipients of land, buildings and infra- structure; (3) contain provisions to ensure the successful completion of affordable housing projects supported by assis- tance authorized pursuant to Sub- section E of this section; (4) require a county or municipality providing assistance pursuant to Subsection E of this section to give prior formal approval by ordinance for a specific affordable housing assis- tance grant and include in the ordi- nance the conditions of the grant; (5) require prior approval by law of an affordable housing assistance grant by the state; and (6) require the governing body of the instrumentality of the state, desig- nated by the legislature as the state's housing authority, to give prior ap- proval, by resolution, for affordable housing grants that are to be given by the instrumentality. G. Nothing in this section prohibits the state from establishing a veter-. ans' scholarship program, for military war veterans who are post-second- ary students at educational institu- tions under the exclusive control of the state and who have exhausted all educational benefits offered by the United States department of defense or the United States department of veterans affairs, by exempting such veterans from the payment of tuition. For the purposes of this subsection, a "military war veteran" is any per- son who has been honorably dis- charged from the armed forces of the United States, who was a resident of New Mexico at the original time of entry into the armed forces or who has lived in New Mexico for ten years or more and who has been awarded a southwest Asia service medal, glo- bal war on terror service medal, Iraq campaign medal, Afghanistan cam- paign medal or any other medal is- sued for service in the armed forces of this country in support of any United States military campaign or armed conflict as defined by congress or by presidential executive order or. any other campaign medal issued for service after August 1, 1996 inthe armed forces of the United States during periods of armed conflict as defined by congress or by executive order:' personas enfermas o indigentes. B. Nada en esta secciOn pr0hibe al Estado establezca un programa de becas para veteranos del conflicto con Vietnam quienes sean estudiantes pos secundarios en instituciones educacionales bajo el control exclusivo del Estado eximiendo a dichos veteranos del pago de la matrfcula o cuota de ensehanza. Para el proosito de esta subseccibn, "un veterano del conflicto de Vietnam" es cualquiera persona que fu honorablemente desc.,argada en Ins fuerzas armadas de los Estedos Unidos, qulen era residente de Nuevo Mexico cuando originalmente se unib a fuerzas ar- madas de Nuevo Mexico o que ha vMdo en Nuevo Mexico por dlez nods o mds y quien le han :XTqlado una medalla de la campaia en Viet- nam durante el pedodo desde el por haber servido en Ins fuerzas arma- das de este pafs 5 de agosto del 1964 hasta la fecha de terminacibn oficial del conflicto de Vietnam segdn fue designado por la croon ejecutiva del Presidente de los Estados Unidos. C. El estado podr estableCer por Icy un programa de prstamos a estudiantes de aries ourativas, segdn Io define por la Icy, para residentes del estado quienes, quien a cambio para pagar los gastos educacionales que contraen, .con el estado para ejercer'su profesibn durante un periodo de aos despus de su graduacibn dentro de reas del estado designadas por ley. D. Nada en esta seccibn prohibe que'el Estado o un condado o Municipalidad que establezcan nuevas oportuntdades de empleo proveyendo tierra, edificios o infraestructuras para instalaciones para ayudar a negocios nuevos o negocios si esta ayuda esta creciendo por legislacion que es aprobada por un VOid mayoritario de personas elegidos a cada cdmara de la legislatura. La legislack aprobeda debe incluir una proteccibn adecuada para proteger el dinero pdblico u otroS recursos usados para los prbpositos autorizados en esta subseccibn. La legislacidn que implementa debe despuds disponer que: (1) cada proyecto especifico del estado o de municipalidad que dispone ayuda conforme dispone esta subseccibn no tiene que ser aprobada por la legislatura sino debe ser aprobada per el condado o municipalided conforme dispone los procedimientos dispuestos en la implementtvo legislaclbn; y (2) cada proyecto especifico del estado que dispone ayuda conforme dispone esta subseccibn deberd ser aprobada per Icy. E. Nada que se dispone en conflict veterans who are post-sod-. : Section 2. TheamendmenLproposed  ' esta;seccienprohtbe que el estado onUar,t,eduoational insti -. byhis'resoutionshatlbsubmit.d o instrumentalidad del Estado tutlons under the exclusive control of the state by exempting such veter- ans from the payment of tuition. For the purposes of this subsection, a '/ietnam conflictveteran" is any per- son who has been honorably dis- charged from the armed forces of the United States, who was a resident of New Mexico at the original time of entry into the armed forces from New Mexico or who has lived in New Mexico for ten years or more and who has been awarded a Vietnam cam- paign medal for service in the armed forces of this country in Vietnam dur- ing the period from August 5, 1964 to the official termination date of the Viet- nam conflict as designated by execu- tive order of the president of the United States. C. The state may establish by law a program of loans to students of the healing arts, as defined by law.. for residents of the state who, in return for the payment of educational ex- penses, contract with the state to practice their profession for a period of years after graduation within ar- eas of the state designated by law. D. Nothing in this section prohibits the state or a county or municipality from creating new job opportunities by providing land, buildings or infra- structure for facilities to support new or expanding businesses if this as- sistance is granted pursuant to gen- eral implementing legislation that is approved by a majority vote of those elected to each house of the legisla- ture. The implementing legislation shall include adequate safeguards to protect public money or other re- sources used for the purposes au- thonzed in this subsection. The imple- menting legislation shall further pro- vide that: (1) each specific county or munici- pal project providing assistance pur- suant to this subsection need not be approved by the legislature but shall be approved by the county or mu- nicipality pursuant to procedures pro- vialed in the implementing legislation; and (2) each specific state project pro- viding assistance pursuant to this subsection shall be approved by law. E. Nothing in this section prohibits the state, or the instrumentality of the state designated by the legislature as the state's housing authority, or a county or a municipality from: (1) donating or otherwise providing or paying a portion of the costs of land for the construction on it of af- fordable housing; (2) donating or otherwise providing or paying a portion of the costs of construction or renovation of afford- able housing or the costs of conver- sion or renovation of buildings into affordable housing; or (3) providing or paying the costs of to the people for their apprva[or m-'. designada.por la legislatura como la jection at the next geiertlled{i0n or at any special election prior to that date that may be called for that pur- pose. A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENTTO ARTICLE 8 OF THE CONSTITU-. TION OF NEW MEXICO TO PRO- VIDE A PROPERTY TAX EXEMP- TION FOR PROPERTY OF A VET- ERANS' ORGANIZATION CHAR- TERED BY THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS. BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGIS- LATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO: Section 1. It is proposed to amend Article 8 of the constitution of New Mexico by adding a new section to read: "The legislature shall exempt from taxation th property of a veterans' organization chartered by the United States congress and used primarily for veterans and their families. The burden of proving eligibility for the exemption in this section is on the person claiming the exemption." Section 2. The amendment proposed by this resolution shall be submitted to the people for their approval or re- jection at the next general election or at any special election prior to that date that may be called for that pur- pose. o8/15/22c ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL 1 UNA RESOLUCION EN CON JUNTO Propone una enmienda al Articulo 9, Seccien 14 de la Constitucion de Nuevo Mexico para permitir que se estabilize un programa de becas universitarias para los veteranos de guerra de Nuevo Mxico. SEA RESUELTO P0R LA LEGISLATURA DEL ESTADO DE NUEVO MEXICO: Secci0n 1. Se.propone enmendar el Articulo 9, Secci0n 14 de la constitucion de Nuevo Mexicopara que lea: "Ni el estado ni condado, alguno distrito escolar ni municipalidad, salvo que se disponga de otraforma en esta constitucien, directamente ni indirectamente deber_ prestar o empehar sus crC=,ditos ni debera hacer una donacien a o para ayudar a cualquiera persona, asociacien o corporaci6n ptblica o privada o ni ayudar a cualquiera empresa privada para construir cualquier ferrocarril salvo cored se disponga en la Subseccien A a G inclusa de esta seccibn A. Nada en esta secci6n prohibe que el Estado o cualquier condado o municipalidad dispoqga para el cuidado y mantenimiento de aufoddad de Vivienda del estado, o. condado o municipalidad de: (1) donar o de otra manera provea o pague una porci6n de los costos de la construccibn en la msma o casa de bajo costo: (2) donar o de otra manera proveer o pagar de los costos de construcci6n o renovaci6n de las casas de bajo costo o los gastos de la conversidn o renovacion de editicios en casas de bajo costo o: (3) proveer o pagar los costos de financiamiento la infraestructuranecesada que apoyan los proyectos de caSa de bajo costo. F. Las disposioiones de la Subsecci6n E de esta seccibn no pueden ser ejecutadas unilateralmente. Antes de que la ayuda descrita se provea, la legislacibn permitida debe ser aprobada por un voto mayoritado de los miembros eltgidos en cada camara de la legislatura.Esta legislacibn que permite deOe: (1) definir "casas de bajo costo"; (2) establecer criterio de aceptibilidad para los recipientes de terreno, los edificios y la infraestructura; (3) contener disposiciones para asegurar el cuniento exitoso del proyecto de casas de bajo costo apoyadas por ta asistencia autodzeda conforme dispone a la Subseccibn E de esta secci6n; (4) exigir que un condado o munimpalidad que proveen ayudaconforme dispone la Subseccibn E de esta seccibn antes de dar aprobacibn formal por ordenanza para una donacibn especffica para ayudar con las casas de bajo costo e incluya en la ordenanza las condiciones de la donaci6n; (5) exigir antes aprobacidn por ley para la ayuda con la concesibn para las casas de bajo costo por el estado; y (6) exigir que el cuerpo gobemante de la instnJmentalidad del estado, designado por la legislatura como la autoridad de vivienda del estado, para dar aproback anterior, por resoluci6n para las donaciones de las casas de bajo costo que serdn otorgadas por la instmmentalidad. G. Nada en esta seccibn prohibelal estado que se establezca un programa de becas para veteranos, de guerra rnilitar quienes son estudiantes posteriores a la escuela secundana en instituciones educacionales bajo el control exclusivo del estado y quienes han agotado todos los beneficios educacionales ofrecidos de los Estados Unidos, el Depaltamento de Continued on following page