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HB 154 - Capital Improvement Appropriations - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Capital Improvement Appropriations

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (37-3) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (37-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Capital Improvement Appropriations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $139.96 million in bonds and earmarked funds to various departments for capital improvement projects, including, but not limited to, the following highlights.

Highlights:
- Appropriates $31.35 million to the Capital Program Fund for state building projects, including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 7):
    - $5.8 million for the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Dona Ana county and the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County; - $4 million for the health and human services complex in Santa Fe; - $3.5 million for the state laboratory services building in Albuquerque; - $2.7 million for state buildings on the Los Lunas campus and the old dormitory at the rehabilitation center in Roswell; - $2 million for the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas; - $2 million for state buildings statewide; - $1.5 million for for the Lordsburg port of entry; - $1.3 million for offices of the Department of Workforce Solutions to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; - $1 million for the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department Center in Santa Fe, contingent on the state receiving a federal grant; and - $1 million for health facilities statewide.
- Appropriates $28.5 million to the Department of Finance and Administration for the following (Sec. 22):
    - $6 million for a technical support center in Rio Rancho pursuant to the Local Economic Development Act; - $6 million for a solar equipment economic development project in Bernalillo county pursuant to the Local Economic Development Act; - $4.5 for grants to political subdivisions for infrastructure improvements pursuant to the Local Economic Development Act; - $4 million for a financial services economic development project in Bernalillo county pursuant to the Local Economic Development Act; - $4 million for colonias infrastructure improvements statewide; - $3 million for a solar equipment economic development project in Belen pursuant to the Local Economic Development Act; and - $1 million for county fairgrounds and public rodeo facilities statewide.
- Appropriates $16.1 million to institutions of higher education, including, but not limited to, the following (Secs. 33-39):
    - $6.8 million to the University of New Mexico, including $4 million for a film and digital media center, and $2 million for a nanotechnology and biotechnology center; - $5.5 million to the New Mexico State University for an arts complex; and - $2.2 million to the New Mexico Military Institute for water supply infrastructure.
- Appropriates $7.4 million to the Department of Information Technology, including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 27):
    - $2.1 million to upgrade and redesign the state enterprise email system; - $1.7 million for a disaster recovery site for the statewide human resources, accounting and management reporting system; and - $1 million for the conversion from analog microwave towers to a statewide digital microwave network.
- Appropriates $7 million to the Department of Public Education for the following (Sec. 16):
    - $5 million to purchase school buses statewide; and - $2 million for pre-kindergarden classrooms statewide.
- Appropriates $5.45 million to the Department of Game and Fish, including $4.25 million for the Lake Roberts damn and spillway in Grant County (Secs. 23, 42, & 43). - Appropriates $5 million to the State Fair Commission for the New Mexico State Fairgrounds in Albuquerque (Sec. 21). - Appropriates $5 million to the Tribal Infrastructure Project Fund for infrastructure projects statewide pursuant to the Tribal Infrastructure Act (Sec. 32). - Appropriates $4.8 million to the Public School Outlay Fund for the following (Sec. 29):
    - $2.5 million for the New Mexico School for the Deaf in Santa Fe; and - $2.3 million for the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Alamogordo.
- Appropriates $4.8 million to the Department of Aging and Long-Term Services, including the following (Sec. 4):
    - $2.7 million for improvements to various senior centers to comply with building codes; - $1.15 million for the transportation of hot meals to various senior centers; and - $950,000 for the purchase of handicapped-accessible vans for various senior centers.
- Appropriates $4.74 million to the Department of Cultural Affairs, including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 9):
    - $1.8 million for Tortugas Hall and the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces; - $1 million for state museums and monuments statewide; and - $563,000 for the Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner State Monument in De Baca county.
- This is a substitute bill sponsored by the House Committee on Taxation and Revenue.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Capital Improvement Appropriations

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