The NMSU Office of Government Relations represents New Mexico State University’s interests and priorities with the state legislature, federal government, and government agencies.
2016 Legislative Session
The 2016 session of the New Mexico legislature started on January 19, 2016. The NMSU Office of Government Relations tracks and analyzes bills that are introduced to determine their impact to NMSU and higher education. To see a list of the bills that NMSU is tracking, click on the link:
Legislative Update February 11, 2016
The Senate today passed SJM 11, Study Different Higher Ed Governance, 32-8.
Yesterday the Senate Finance Committee approved SB 122, the General Obligation Bond bill. It includes a total of $27.5 million in projects for the NMSU system. The $27.5 million includes $22.5 million for Williams Hall in Las Cruces. The bill will be scheduled to be considered by the full Senate before the end of the week. If the bill passes the Senate, it will head to the House. After it is passed by committee, likely the House Appropriations and Finance Committee and Ways and Means, it will then be approved by the entire House and then ultimately the Governor.
In other action, the House Education Committee passed SB 153, College Credit for Military Service, and the Senate Finance Committee passed SB 180, Lottery Authority Procurement and Revenue.
Also coming up, The House Appropriations and Finance Committee will consider HB 288, College & Career Readiness Software, and HB 98, College Affordability Endowment Fund.
Legislative Update February 10, 2016
Negotiations continue on the Senate side on their budget bill. For information on what is included in HB2 for NMSU click below:
Legislative Update February 9, 2016
The House of Representatives passed the budget bill, HB 2, over the weekend. With nine days left in the session, the Senate is now considering its version of the bill.
HB2 includes total spending of $6.136 billion for FY17, a decrease of $44.8 million from the FY16 recurring spending level. Read more…
Legislative Update, January 26, 2016
The higher education budget will be considered in a Senate Finance Committee hearing today at 1:30pm. The webcast may be available on the NM Legislature website here: http://www.nmlegis.gov:8080/Webcast/Session. We’ll hear about what the Legislative Finance Committee and the Department of Finance and Administration recommends for the higher education institutions, and will also likely discuss the funding formula. Read more…
NMSU’s Legislative Priorities
A number of legislative priorities have been approved by the Board of Regents to move forward during the session. Click on the images below for a larger view.
Every year NMSU produces a book with information on its legislative priorities. Click below to view a copy of the book.
2015 Legislative Session and Special Session
- NMSU Impacts in HB2, General Appropriations Act
- 2015 Special Session Results
- NMSU Priorities for 2015 Legislative Session
- State Economists Reveal Lower Revenue Estimates (Feb 4, 2015)
- Legislative Finance Committee, Higher Ed Department and Executive Make Recommendations for NMSU
- Legislative Finance Committee Recommendations
- Read the FY16 Executive Budget Recommendation here