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Measure Details

Allow the Establishment of a College Scholarship Program for New Mexico Military War Veterans

New Mexico Ballot Measure - Constitutional Amendment No. 1

Election: Nov. 2, 2010 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Business and Consumers
Education
Veterans

Yes
409,180
(77.44%)

Argument For

No
119,195
(22.56%)

Argument Against

Summary

    Brief Analysis

    Constitutional Amendment No. 1 proposes to amend Article 9, Section 14 of the Constitution of New Mexico to create a new exception to the "anti-donation clause" in order to allow the state to establish a veterans' college scholarship program for military war veterans of conflicts that began after August 1, 1990. The scholarship would exempt those veterans from payment of tuition and would be administered in a similar manner as the scholarship for Vietnam conflict veterans. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, military war veterans must exhaust all educational benefits offered by the United States Department of Defense or the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, have been honorably discharged, have been a resident of New Mexico at the original time of enlisting or have lived in New Mexico for 10 years and awarded a campaign medal for service after August 1, 1990.

    Measure Text

    Proposing an amendment to Article 9, Section 14 of the Constitution of New Mexico to permit the establishment of a college scholarship program for New Mexico military war veterans.

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