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Voters Support Bond B and other Library Bonds by Large Margins

Read Joe Sabatini and Olivia Baca’s latest article, Voters Support Bond B and other Library Bonds by Large Margins, in the November/December 2014 issue of the NMLA Newsletter.nmlalogo-300x183

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Legislative Bulletins #7 and #8

Legislative Bulletin #7

  • Governor Martinez signed SB 53 and HB 55
    • She did not line-item veto any of the library projects in HB 55.
    • Read SB 53
    • Read HB 55

Legislative Bulletin #8

  • Final Outcome of Capital Outlay Bill
    • Governor Martinez signed SB 53, the General Obligation Bond Bill
  • She also signed HB 55
    • She line-item veto some projects including three library projects
    • Read more about the final HB 55


Library Bond Bill Passes

  • House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 53, the General Obligation Bond Bill
    • Passes 64-0
    • Now SB 53 goes to Governor to be signed
      • Will put 3 separate bond issues on the November General Election ballot
      • $17 million to fund 189 separate projects at senior centers in NM
      • $11 million to fund public, tribal, academic and school libraries in NM
      • $141 million for 30 higher education and special school projects statewide (Golden Library and Zollinger Library included)
      • No change made from original bill in the amounts allocated to the four types of libraries
      • Click here to read the bill in its entirety.

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NMLA Legislative Bulletin #5

  • Legislative Session ends February 20th.
  • Senate Bill 53
  • Revised in SFC and passed 8-0
    • Word “supplemental” added to higher education paragraph
  • This bill also includes $11 mill project for Golden Library an ENMU and $1 mill project for Zollinger Library at UNM Gallup
    • Included in Higher Education Bond Issue, Bond C
    • For improvements/renovations/updates to said libraries
  • Passed in Senate 40-0
    • Now goes to House vote
  • View bill text and versions at Open States

GO Bond Bulletin #4


NMLA Legislative Day

  • Mid-point February 5th
    • Last day to introduce new bills
  • 75 supporters of libraries attended opening ceremonies in both galleries

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Unofficial Results from the NM Secretary of State

Click here for unofficial election results from the New Mexico Secretary of State.

Voters’ Guide from League of Women Voters

The Voters’ Guide by the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico is now available.  Click here to access the PDF.

Projected Allocations Now Available for 2012 GO Bond “B”

Projected 2012 GO Bond “B” allocations are now available for academic, public, school, and tribal libraries.  Find them here.