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Confirmation of Heads of Cabinet Level Departments and Agencies

New Mexico Ballot Measure - Constitutional Amendment 3

Election: General Nov. 4, 2008 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Government Operations
Executive Branch
Government Operations


Current law requires that cabinet secretaries be confirmed by the state senate, but, once confirmed, a secretary serves at the pleasure of the governor. Constitutional Amendment No. 3 proposes to add a new section to Article 5 of the Constitution of New Mexico that would require that the heads of all cabinet-level departments or agencies whose appointment is subject to confirmation by the state senate be reconfirmed at the beginning of each term of a governor.

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