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.

Capital Outlay Funding

  • 2014 Work NM Act-Severance Tax Bond Projects bill, House Bill 55, was amended
    • Passed House 65-2
    • Passed Senate 42-0
  • Gov. Martinez can line-item veto any of the projects included in this legislation up until March 12th
  • There are 39 library-related projects in this bill
  • Click here to read the bill in its entirety

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