2018 Legislative Bulletins from the NMLA Legislation Committee

Legislative Bulletin #17

Governor Martinez completed her review of legislation passed by the 2018 session of the New Mexico Legislature.  She signed the following library-related bills:

HB 207  LIBRARY BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND  Sweetser/Smith. HB 207. This is the bill produced by the Libraries Transform New Mexico E-Rate Task Force.

The text of the amended bill is at

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/18%20Regular/bills/house/HB0207FC1.pdf

SB 94 - GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROJECTS (CISNEROS) which has four bond issues to be considered by voters on the November general election ballot.   Library Bond Issue B will provide $12,750,000, including 
$4 million each for public, academic and public school libraries, and $750,000 for tribal libraries.

HB 117 LIBRARIAN & HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUNDS (ARMSTRONG, D). This is the bill which "allows the State Librarian and the State Historic Preservation Officer to solicit and receive funds or property to support their programs and activities.

HB 61  SUPREME COURT LAW LIBRARY CHANGES  Hall/Ely

Governor Martinez signed HB 306 SEVERANCE TAX BOND PROJECTS  by Carl Trujillo, which included almost $180 million for around 700 capital outlay projects around the state. She exercised her line-item-veto authority to delete dozens of these projects.

She approved fifteen library projects funded at $1,313,800, and vetoed three projects totaling $150,957.  The vetoed projects had partial funding towards the International District Library in the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library and projects at the Hatch Public Library and the Diné College Library - Shiprock.

These are the three VETOED projects.

SECTION 26. LOCAL GOVERNMENT DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION PROJECTS--SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.--

25. one hundred twelve thousand three hundred dollars ($112,300) to plan, design, construct, equip and furnish a library in the international district of council district 6 in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;

85. ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to construct,purchase and install shelving and a television at the children's library in Hatch in Dona Ana county.

SECTION 33. HIGHER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT PROJECTS--SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.

4. twenty-eight thousand six hundred fifty-seven dollars ($28,657) to purchase and install information technology and window shades, including related equipment,furniture and infrastructure, for the Senator John Pintolibrary at Diné college in Shiprock in San Juan county.

The following projects were APPROVED:

SECTION 16. PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT PROJECTS--SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.--Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1 of this act, upon certification by the public education department that the need exists for the issuance of the bonds, the following amounts are appropriated to the publiceducation department for the following purposes:

17. one hundred five thousand dollars ($105,000) to plan, design, construct, improve, renovate, furnish and equip the library, including the purchase of equipment,furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, at A. Montoya elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

30. twenty-seven thousand three hundred dollars ($27,300) to plan, design, construct, improve, renovate,furnish and equip the library, including the purchase of equipment, furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, at Bandelier elementary school in the Albuquerquepublic school district in Bernalillo county;

52. fifty-five thousand dollars ($55,000) to plan, design, construct, improve, renovate, furnish and equip the library, including the purchase of equipment, furniture,fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, at Eisenhower middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

56. eighty-five thousand dollars ($85,000) to plan, design, construct, improve, renovate, furnish and equip the library, including the purchase of equipment, furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, at Emerson elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

60. twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to plan, design, construct, improve, renovate, furnish and equip the library, including the purchase of equipment, furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, at Garfield middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

65. ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to plan, design, construct, improve, renovate, furnish and equip the library, including the purchase of equipment, furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, at Harrison middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

77. one hundred thirty thousand five hundred dollars ($130,500) to plan, design, construct, improve, renovate, furnish and equip the library, including the purchaseof equipment, furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, at John Adams middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

79. ninety-nine thousand dollars ($99,000) to plan,design, construct, improve, renovate, furnish and equip the library, including the purchase of equipment, furniture,fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, at Kennedy middle school in the Albuquerque public school district inBernalillo county;

85. seventy thousand dollars ($70,000) to plan, design, construct, improve, renovate, furnish and equip the library, including the purchase of equipment, furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, at Lavaland elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district inBernalillo county;

94. forty-two thousand dollars ($42,000) to plan, design, construct, improve, renovate, furnish and equip the library, including the purchase of equipment, furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, at McCollum elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

106. forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to plan, design, construct, improve, renovate, furnish and equip the library, including the purchase of equipment, furniture,fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, at Osuna elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

117. fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to plan,design, construct, improve, renovate, furnish and equip the library, including the purchase of equipment, furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, at Roosevelt middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in  Bernalillo county;

138. forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to plan, design, construct, improve, renovate, furnish and equip the library, including the purchase of equipment, furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, at Washington middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

SECTION 26. LOCAL GOVERNMENT DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION PROJECTS--SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.--

47. four hundred eighty thousand dollars ($480,000) to plan, design, construct, equip and furnish a community room addition to the Taylor Ranch library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;

184. fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to construct interior and exterior improvements and renovations and to purchase and install kitchen equipment, office equipment, fixtures, books and information technology at the Torreon community center and library in Torreon in Torrance county;

Thanks again to everyone who communicated with our legislators about library needs. This has been a positive and productive session for us

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair

Legislation Committee

Legislative Bulletin # 16

The Legislature has adjourned, and it has been a successful session for libraries. Passed bills now go to the Governor, who has 20 days (March 7) to sign or veto legislation. The Governor can also line-item-veto individual projects in spending bills.

BILLS PASSED

This morning the House concurred with the Senate amendments to HB 207  LIBRARY BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND  Sweetser/Smith. HB 207 was passed last night by a unanimous 40-0  vote in the Senate. This is the bill produced by the Libraries Transform New Mexico E-Rate Task Force.

The text of the amended bill is at

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/18%20Regular/bills/house/HB0207FC1.pdf

SB 94 - GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROJECTS (CISNEROS)  passed the House on a 67-0 vote, and now goes to the Governor for consideration. Upon her signature, four bond issues would be placed on the November general election ballot.   Library Bond Issue B would have $12,750,000, including  $4 million each for public, academic and public school libraries, and $750,000 for tribal libraries.

HB 117 LIBRARIAN & HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUNDS (ARMSTRONG, D) passed the Senate on Monday by a vote of 28-0. It now goes to the Governor for consideration. This is the bill which "allows the State Librarian and the State Historic Preservation Officer to solicit and receive funds or property to support their programs and activities.

HB 306 SEVERANCE TAX BOND PROJECTS  by Carl Trujillo includes almost $180 million for a wide variety of capital outlay projects around the state. HB 306 passed the full Senate yesterday on a 39-0 vote, and now goes to the Governor for consideration. 

Included in the bill are eighteen library projects funded at $1,464,757. This includes 13 projects at several elementary and middle schools in the Albuquerque Public Schools, a community meeting room at the Taylor Ranch Library and some funding towards the International District Library in the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library and projects at the Hatch Public Library, the Torreon Community Center and the Diné College Library - Shiprock.

Bonds for Libraries will prepare information to help library supporters advocate for passage of General Obligation Bond Issue B on the November election ballot.

The Senate passed  HB 61  SUPREME COURT LAW LIBRARY CHANGES  Hall/Ely on a 41-0 vote this morning. It now goes to the Governor for consideration.

Although Senate Memorial 39 STUDY NEEDS FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES by William Soules did not get a hearing, Senator Soules says he will request the Legislative Education Study Committee to address the issue in the interim before the next legislative session.  . 

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair

Legislation Committee

Legislative Bulletin # 15

The Legislature is in its final day, and will adjourn Thursday at noon.

HOUSE FLOOR ACTION

SB 94 - GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROJECTS (CISNEROS)  passed the House on a 67-0 vote, and now goes to the Governor for consideration. Upon her signature, four bond issues would be placed on the November general election ballot.   Library Bond Issue B would have $12,750,000, including  $4 million each for public, academic and public school libraries, and $750,000 for tribal libraries.

Thanks to everyone who advocated increased funding for Library Bond B.

SENATE FLOOR ACTION

HB 117 LIBRARIAN & HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUNDS (ARMSTRONG, D) passed the Senate on Monday by a vote of 28-0. It now goes to the Governor for consideration. This is the bill which "allows the State Librarian and the State Historic Preservation Officer to solicit and receive funds or property to support their programs and activities.

ON SENATE CALENDAR

SENATE BILL 156 SUPPORT SCHOOLS FOR NATIONAL HISTORY DAY (MORALES) was given a unanimous do-pass recommendation by the Senate Finance Committee, and is first on the "Third Reading" Calendar for consideration by the full Senate.  Senate Bill 156 appropriates $100 thousand dollars to the Library Services program of the Department of Cultural Affairs to support schools participating in the National History Day program.

HB 207  LIBRARY BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND  Sweetser / Smith  was given a unanimous do-pass recommendation by the Senate Finance Committee with a technical amendment removing references to appropriations. The bill is 34th on the "Third Reading" Calendar for consideration by the full Senate today.   Upon passage, it would then go to a conference committee and then to the House floor for concurrence in the amendment. It is problematic whether there is time enough for this to happen. 

The text of the bill prior to the Finance Committee amendment is at

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/18%20Regular/Amendments_In_Context/HB0207.pdf

The text of the amendment is at

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/18%20Regular/bills/house/HB0207FC1.pdf

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

The Senate Public Affairs Committee gave a unanimous do-pass recommendation to HB 61  SUPREME COURT LAW LIBRARY CHANGES  Hall/Ely. It now goes to the full Senate for consideration.

HB 306 SEVERANCE TAX BOND PROJECTS  by Carl Trujillo includes almost $180 million for a wide variety of capital outlay projects around the state. HB 306 is awaiting a hearing in the Senate Finance Committee this afternoon, and will be given priority for consideration by the full Senate. Included in the bill are eighteen library projects funded at $1,464,757. This includes 13 projects at several elementary and middle schools in the Albuquerque Public Schools, a community meeting room at the Taylor Ranch Library and some funding towards the International District Library in the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library and projects at the Hatch Public Library, the Torreon Community Center and the Diné College Library - Shiprock.

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair

Legislation Committee

Legislative Bulletin # 14

The Legislature is in its final three days, and will adjourn Thursday at noon.

SENATE FLOOR ACTION

SB 94 - GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROJECTS (CISNEROS)  passed the Senate on a 39-0 vote.  In the amended bill, the 2018 Library General Obligation Bond Issue has$12.75 million instead of $9.5 million. There is $4 million each for public, academic and public school libraries, and $750,000 for tribal libraries. SB 94 now goes to the House for consideration.

HB 117 LIBRARIAN & HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUNDS (ARMSTRONG, D) is now 18th on the "Third Reading" calendar of the full Senate for final passage.

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

SM 39  STUDY NEEDS FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES  William Soules. SM 39 was not among the bills heard today by the Senate Rules Committee, and is unlikely to be considered again. Senator Soules, who is the chairman of the Senate Education Committee, indicated that he plans to request the Legislative Education Study Committee to address the issue in March or April.

HB 207  LIBRARY BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND  Sweetser / Smith  was given a unanimous do-pass recommendation by the Senate Finance Committee. The bill now goes to the full Senate for final passage.  Teresa Ortiz and Larry Horan worked with Rep. Sweetser to insure that the bill was heard in Senate Finance.

COMMITTEE REFERRALS

HB 306 SEVERANCE TAX BOND PROJECTS  by Carl Trujillo includes almost $180 million for a wide variety of capital outlay projects around the state. HB 306 was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair

Legislation Committee

Legislative Bulletin # 13

The Legislature is in its final five days, and will adjourn Thursday at noon.

COMMITTEE ACTIONS - SCHEDULED FULL SENATE ACTION

The SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE  heard and amended SB 94 - GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROJECTS (CISNEROS)  on a 9-0 vote.  In the amended bill, the 2018 Library General Obligation Bond Issue has$12.75 million instead of $9.5 million. There is $4 million each for public, academic and public school libraries, and $750,000 for tribal libraries. SB 94 is first on the Senate "Third Reading" Calendar on Monday.  Upon passage, SB 94 will go to the House for consideration.

The SENATE  PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE  gave a do-pass recommendation to  HB 117 LIBRARIAN & HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUNDS (ARMSTRONG, D) on a 5-0 vote. It is now 31st on the "Third Reading" calendar of the full Senate for final passage.

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

Senate Rules Committee - SENATOR LINDA M. LOPEZ, CHAIRMAN

Monday, February 12, 2018  -  8:00 a.m.  -  Room 311

SM 39  STUDY NEEDS FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES  William Soules. This is shown on one calendar as being fifth on agenda, and on another calendar as being 17th. Committee schedules get rearranged, especially in the last week of the session. It often depends on the availability of the sponsor to present the bill.  This is the memorial that had been scheduled for Saturday. If SM 39 gets a do-pass from the Rules Committee, it would go to the Senate Education Committee, of which sponsor William Soules is the chairman.

COMMITTEE REFERRALS

HB 61  SUPREME COURT LAW LIBRARY CHANGES  Hall / Ely  was passed unanimously by the House, and has been referred to the Senate Public Affairs Committee.

HB 207  LIBRARY BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND  Sweetser / Smith  was passed unanimously by the House on a 68-0 vote, and has been assigned to the Senate Finance Committee

HOUSE FLOOR ACTION

HB 306 SEVERANCE TAX BOND PROJECTS  by Carl Trujillo includes almost $180 million for a wide variety of capital outlay projects around the state. It passed the House on Saturday on a 64-0 vote, and is now in the Senate awaiting referral, probably to the Senate Finance Committee. It includes the following library projects:

$480,000 to plan, design, construct, equip and furnish a community room addition to the Taylor Ranch Library in Albuquerque.

$112,300 to plan, design, construct, equip and furnish a library in the International District of Council District 6 in Albuquerque.

$10,000 for Hatch children's library shelves/TV.

$50,000 to construct interior and exterior improvements and renovations and to purchase and install kitchen equipment, office equipment, fixtures, books and information technology at the Torreon community center and library in Torreon in Torrance County

$28,657 to purchase and install information technology and window shades, including related equipment, furniture and infrastructure, for the Senator John Pinto Library at Diné College in Shiprock.

Projects ranging from $10,000 to $130,000 "to plan, design, construct, improve, renovate, furnish and equip the library, including the purchase of equipment, furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology" in twelve school libraries in the Albuquerque Public Schools

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair

Legislation Committee

Legislative Bulletin # 12

HOUSE FLOOR ACTION

(10)  HB 61  SUPREME COURT LAW LIBRARY CHANGES  Hall / Ely  was passed unanimously by the House, and now goes to the Senate.

(21)  HB 207  LIBRARY BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND  Sweetser / Smith  was passed unanimously by the House on a 68-0 vote, and now goes to the Senate.

COMMITTEE ACTIONS

The SENATE  PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE  heard HB 117 LIBRARIAN & HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUNDS (ARMSTRONG, D) today. It has not yet been posted to the legislature's website. I believe that it received a do-pass recommendation, which would send it to the full Senate for final passage.

The SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE  heard SB 94 - GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROJECTS (CISNEROS)  Ryanne Cooper of the New Mexico State Library reports that the committee removed the proposed $48 million highway construction bond item, and reallocated the funding. In the amended bill, the 2018 Library General Obligation Bond Issue would have $12.75 million instead of $9.5 million. There would be $4 million each for public, academic and public school libraries, and $750,000 for tribal libraries. This bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration. It would then need to be considered by the House.

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

Senate Rules Committee - SENATOR LINDA M. LOPEZ, CHAIRMAN

Saturday, February 10, 2018  -  9:00 a.m.  -  Room 311

SM 39  STUDY NEEDS FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES  William Soules is 19th on an agenda of 24 items, which follow three appointment/reappointment confirmation hearings.

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Agendas/Standing/sSched021018.pdf?t=636538274210911203

School librarians are welcome to attend this hearing.

The following analysis of the Memorial is by the Legislative Education Study Committee staff.

LEGISLATIVE EDUCATION STUDY COMMITTEE BILL ANALYSIS

53rd Legislature, 2nd Session, 2018

Bill Number: SM39

Sponsor: Soules

Tracking Number: .209326.2

Committee Referrals: Senate Rules Committee/Senate Education Committee

Short Title: Study Needs for School Libraries

Original Date: 1/30/18

Analyst : Herz

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/18%20Regular/LESCAnalysis/SM039.PDF

BILL SUMMARY

Synopsis of Bill: Senate Memorial 39 (SM39) requests the Public Education Department (PED) to assist the New Mexico Library Association and the Libraries Transform New Mexico steering committee to conduct an assessment of school libraries and school librarians in New Mexico public schools. The memorial requests that PED present the findings and recommendations of the assessment to the LESC by October 1, 2018.

FISCAL IMPACT

Memorials do not contain appropriations.

SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES

The last statewide study of the number and impact of school libraries was conducted in 2002. Numerous research studies from across the country show that students who attend schools with certified teacher-librarians and high-quality library facilities perform better on standardized tests and are more likely to graduate. These findings endure after controlling for school size and income level of students. However, many of these studies also found that students who live in poverty are the least likely to have access to a quality school library.

According to the 2016 New Mexico Libraries Assessment from the New Mexico Library Foundation, over 90 percent of school libraries in the state experienced flat or declining funding. Meanwhile, nine out of 10 school libraries also reported flat or increasing demand for materials. One in five school libraries does not offer wireless internet, while nearly half do not have broadband internet access. Additionally, one in three school librarians in the state lack standard credentialing.

In a 2016 survey of school library officials, the most commonly reported challenges include lack of physical space in school buildings and other infrastructure deficiencies such as a lack of outlets. Also, school librarians report that school officials have increasingly used library space for standardized testing purposes. Nearly one in four school librarians reported that their library was closed for more than 21 days due to standardized testing administration.

ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS

SM39 requests that PED assist in an assessment of school libraries, which could impose additional administrative and budget costs without additional funding.

POSSIBLE QUESTIONS

Will the assessment of school libraries include the possibility of sharing library facilities between public schools or between public schools and other public organizations (e.g. public libraries)?

SOURCES OF INFORMATION

• LESC Files

MPH/rab

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair

Legislation Committee

Legislative Bulletin # 11

HOUSE FLOOR CALENDAR FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Two library bills which have received do-pass committee recommendations are on the "Third Reading" calendar.

House of Representatives Floor Calendar

(10)  HB 61  SUPREME COURT LAW LIBRARY CHANGES  Hall / Ely 

(21)  HB 207  LIBRARY BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND  Sweetser / Smith 

If they pass the full House, they will go to the Senate.

COMMITTEE ACTIONS

The House Appropriations & Finance Committee heard HB 61  SUPREME COURT LAW LIBRARY CHANGES by Hall / Ely . The Committee gave the bill a unanimous do-pass recommendation on a vote of 14-0.

The SENATE INDIAN AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE heard HB 117 LIBRARIAN & HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUNDS (ARMSTRONG, D), and gave it a do-pass recommendation on a 5-0 vote and sent it to the Senate Rules Committee.

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino, Chairman

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. or 1/2 hr. after session - Room 326

HB 117 LIBRARIAN & HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUNDS (ARMSTRONG, D) 4th of 7 on agenda

FINANCE COMMITTEE - Senator John Arthur Smith, Chairman

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. or 1/2 hr. after session - Room 322

*SB 94 GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROJECTS (CISNEROS)  3rd of 8 on agenda

This bill has the 2018 $9.5 million Library General Obligation Bond Issue.

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair

Legislation Committee

Legislative Bulletin # 10

COMMITTEE ACTIONS

The House Appropriations & Finance Committee heard HB 207  LIBRARY BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND by Candie G. Sweetser, James E. Smith & Stephanie Garcia Richard. The Committee amended the bill to remove the appropriation and modified the language, then approved the amended bill on a unanimous vote. HB 207 will likely be considered by the House on Friday.    Larry Horan assisted the sponsors in presenting the bill, and Lynette Schurdevin, Cynthia Shetter and Carol Hoover spoke in favor of the bill.

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

House Appropriations & Finance Committee - PATRICIA A. LUNDSTROM, CHAIR

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. - Room 307

SUPREME COURT LAW LIBRARY CHANGES  (HALL/ELY)  4th of 4 on agenda

SENATE INDIAN AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - Senator John Pinto, Chairman

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - Room 303

HB 117 LIBRARIAN & HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUNDS (ARMSTRONG, D)  5th of 5 on agenda

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair

Legislation Committee

Legislative Bulletin # 9

HOUSE  ACTIONS

HB 117 LIBRARIAN & HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUNDS by Deborah Armstrong passed the full House on February 6 on a vote of 66-0. HB 117 adds language to the State Library and Historic Preservation Division statutes "to solicit and receive funds or property, including federal funds and public and private grants, for programs and activities...."  The bill now goes to the Senate.

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

House Appropriations & Finance Committee - PATRICIA A. LUNDSTROM, CHAIR

Wednesday, February 07, 2018  -  1:30 p.m.  -  Room 307

HB 207  LIBRARY BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND   Sweetser   (4th of 5 on agenda)

"House Bill 207 proposes to create the non-reverting Library Broadband Infrastructure Fund to be

managed by the Department of Information Technology and used to match grant money, support

grant application preparation and compliance and for mapping and support materials for

broadband at public, tribal and school libraries."  LCS Fiscal Impact Report

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/18%20Regular/firs/HB0207.PDF

This is the Libraries Transform New Mexico E-Rate Task Force bill.  Library supporters could help by attending this hearing.

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair

Legislation Committee

New Mexico Library Association

Legislative Bulletin # 8

COMMITTEE ACTIONS

HB 117 LIBRARIAN & HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUNDS by Deborah Armstrong received a do-pass recommendation on an 8-0 vote in the House State Government, Indian & Veterans Affairs Committee  on Thursday, February 1, 2018.  It is now awaiting action by the full House. It is on the Temporary Calendar on Monday,  February 5

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE - - GAIL CHASEY, CHAIR

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. - Room 309

HB 61 SUPREME COURT LAW LIBRARY CHANGES

by Jimmie C. Hall & Daymon Ely  ( 6th of 7 on agenda)

HOUSE LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ELECTIONS, LAND GRANTS & CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - MIGUEL P. GARCIA, CHAIR

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 1:30 - Room 315

HB 264 SUPPORT SCHOOLS FOR NATIONAL HISTORY DAY (ROMERO) (7th of 8 on agenda)

CAPTIAL OUTLAY REQUESTS

Capital outlay requests by individual legislators were posted at mid-session on January 31st. Projects for school and public libraries were proposed by forty-six of the 112 legislators.  Lists of the 61 projects proposed in Bernalillo County and the 18 projects outside of Bernalillo County are attached. 

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair

Legislation Committee

New Mexico Library Association

Legislative Bulletin # 7

STATE LIBRARY E-RATE ASSISTANCE IN GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT

The Governor's executive budget recommendation for fiscal year 2019, includes a $75,000 special appropriation for the Department of Cultural Affairs, to provide E-Rate service and support to public libraries statewide to get libraries increased broadband/high-speed Internet.

This special appropriation was not included in the General Appropriations Act (HB 2) approved by the House Appropriations and Finance Committee and now awaiting passage by the full House. The Senate Finance Committee is preparing to review HB 2 and Senators have until Friday to submit amendments they want included in the final bill.  Now is the time to reach out to your  state senators, and ask them to include the special appropriation for e-rate technical assistance in the State Library's budget.

BILLS INTRODUCED

House BILL 264

INTRODUCED BY G. Andres Romero

This is a companion Bill to SB 156. Referred to the House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants and Cultural Affairs Committee and the House Appropriations and Finance Committee. A hearing is scheduled for February 6.

"AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT TO SUPPORT SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN THE NATIONAL HISTORY DAY PROGRAM.

SECTION 1. APPROPRIATION.--One hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the library services program of the cultural affairs department for expenditure in fiscal year 2019 to enable and support schools participating in the national history day program."

COMMITTEE ACTIONS

HB 207 LIBRARY BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND

by Candie G. Sweetser, James E. Smith & Stephanie Garcia Richard

House Business & Industry Committee heard this bill on Monday and gave it a "do-pass" recommendation on a vote of  9-0.  Representatives Sweetser and Smith presented the bill, and Teresa Ortiz, Chair of the E-Rate and Broadband Task Force of Libraries Transform New Mexico represented the library community. Acting Co-State Librarian Joy Poole answered questions about the implementation of the bill, as did Department of Information Technology Secretary Darryl Ackley. NMLA Legislative Advocate Larry Horan and Joe Sabatini gave statements in support of the bill.

The bill now goes to the House Appropriations and Finance Committee.

HB 61 SUPREME COURT LAW LIBRARY CHANGES

by Jimmie C. Hall & Daymon Ely

The House State Government, Indian & Veterans Affairs Committee heard this bill on Tuesday and gave it a "do-pass" recommendation on a vote of 6-0. The bill now goes to the House Judiciary Committee.

SB 156  SUPPORT SCHOOLS FOR NATIONAL HISTORY DAY by Howie Morales

The Senate Indian and Cultural Affairs Committee heard this bill on Tuesday and gave it a "do-pass" recommendation on a vote of 4-0. The bill now goes to the Senate Finance Committee.

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

HB 117 LIBRARIAN & HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUNDS by Deborah Armstrong will be heard in the House State Government, Indian & Veterans Affairs Committee - Georgene Louis, Chair - on

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. - Room 309. HB 117 is the 2nd of 5 bills scheduled to be heard.

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair

Legislation Committee

New Mexico Library Association

Legislative Bulletin # 6a

Thanks to everyone who atttended Library Legislative Day on Friday. We had a large turnout of librarians and library supporters from all parts of the state, who visited with their legislators and attended the introduction ceremonies in both House and Senate.  The Thursday evening School Libraries Transform New Mexico Reception sponsored by the Advocacy for School Libraries Special Interest Group was also well-attended.

BILLS INTRODUCED

SENATE BILL 156

INTRODUCED BY Howie C. Morales

"AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT TO SUPPORT SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN THE NATIONAL HISTORY DAY PROGRAM.

      SECTION 1. APPROPRIATION.--One hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the library services program of the cultural affairs department for expenditure in fiscal year 2019 to enable and support schools participating in the national history day program."

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

HB 207 LIBRARY BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND

by Candie G. Sweetser, James E. Smith & Stephanie Garcia Richard will be heard in the

HOUSE BUSINESS & INDUSTRY COMMITTEE - DEBBIE A. RODELLA, CHAIR

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. - Room 317

(4th of 4 on agenda)

HB 61 SUPREME COURT LAW LIBRARY CHANGES

by Jimmie C. Hall & Daymon Ely will be heard in the

HOUSE STATE GOVERNMENT, INDIAN & VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - GEORGENE LOUIS, CHAIR

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. - Room 309  (1st of 6 on agenda)

SB 156  SUPPORT SCHOOLS FOR NATIONAL HISTORY DAY by Howie Morales will be heard in the

Senate Indian and Cultural Affairs Committee - SENATOR JOHN PINTO, CHAIRMAN

Tuesday, January 30, 2018  -  9:00 a.m  -  Room 303  (2nd of 2 on agenda)

COMMITTEE REFERRALS

SM 39   STUDY NEEDS FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES by William Soules has been referred to the Senate Rules Committee, then to Senate Education Committee.

School librarians will want to attend the Senate Education Committee hearing for SM 39. We will let you know when this is scheduled.

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair

Legislation Committee

New Mexico Library Association

NMLA Library Legislative Bulletin #6

Posted: 26 Jan 2018 06:53 AM PST

N.M.L.A. LIBRARY LEGISLATIVE DAY IS TODAY, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26th.

The House floor session will begin at 10:30 am. The Senate Floor Session will begin at 11:00 am. Librarians and library supporters should be in the galleries when these sessions begin.

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

HB 117 LIBRARIAN & HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUNDS (ARMSTRONG D) was heard in the House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants & Cultural Affairs Committee, and was given a do-pass recommendation. It now goes to the House State Government, Indian & Veterans Affairs Committee. Representatives Debbie Rodella, Daymon Ely and Chairman Miguel Garcia spoke about their support for library services and their importance in their lives.

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair

Legislation Committee

New Mexico Library Association

Legislative Bulletin # 5

N.M.L.A. LIBRARY LEGISLATIVE DAY IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 26th. For tips on how to have a productive visit,  see the paragraph below the legislative summaries.

BILLS INTRODUCED

SENATE BILL 156, INTRODUCED BY Howie C. Morales

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?Chamber=S&LegType=B&LegNo=156&year=18

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT TOSUPPORT SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN THE NATIONAL HISTORY DAY PROGRAM.

SECTION 1. APPROPRIATION.--One hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the library services program of the cultural affairs department for expenditure in fiscal year 2019 to enable and support schools participating in the national history day program. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2019 shall revert to the general fund.   

Referrals: Senate Indian & Cultural Affairs Committee/Senate Finance Committee

COMMITTEE REFERRALS

Supreme Court Law Library

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?Chamber=H&LegType=B&LegNo=61&year=18

Representatives Jimmie Hall and Damon Ely have introduced HB 61, "Amending the composition of the Supreme Court Building Commission; transferring authority for the Supreme Court Law Library and appointment authority for the Supreme Court Law Librarian to the Supreme Court; consolidating provisions pertaining to the Supreme Court Law Librarian; providing for a consolidated appropriation."

Referred to: House State Government, Indian & Veterans Affairs Committee/House Judiciary Committee/House Appropriations & Finance Committee

COMMITTEE HEARINGS - It will help the State Library to have librarians in the audience for these two items, one on Thursday and one on Monday.

HB 117 LIBRARIAN & HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUNDS (ARMSTRONG D) is the 4th of 4 bills in the House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants & Cultural Affairs  Committee, Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. - Room 315

State Library Foundation

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/18%20Regular/bills/house/HB0117.pdf

Representative Deborah Armstrong has introduced HB 117, Librarian and Historic Preservation Funds, which adds language to the State Library and Historic Preservation Division statutes "to solicit and receive funds or property, including federal funds and public and private grants, for programs and activities...." This legislation is promoted by the Department of Cultural Affairs to give legal recognition to support activities by the recently-established State Library Foundation and a similar foundation for historic preservation. 

Referred to: House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants & Cultural Affairs  Committee/House State Government, Indian & Veterans Affairs Committee

FINANCE COMMITTEE BUDGET HEARINGS - Senator John Arthur Smith, Chairman

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. - Room 322

(505) Cultural Affairs Department, Veronica Gonzales, Secretary (Martinez/Miner) 2nd of 3 agency budget hearings.

LEGISLATIVE DAY - WHAT TO DO AND WHEN TO DO IT

In addition to being in the gallery for the opening ceremonies for the House and the Senate, you will want to visit with your local legislators to share information about your library and how it benefits your community.  Tell how previous state general obligation bond issue funds have been used, as well as other programs like state grants-in-aid and capital outlay projects.  Legislative offices are open by 8 am.

The earlier you get there, the more likely you are to find your legislators in their offices. You can also visit the committee rooms if your legislators are in morning-meeting committees. You don't usually get to talk with them when they are hearing bills, but they will see you. Sometimes they will come into the audience to say hello to people they know. Mostly you will be seeing their staff assistants in their offices. You would be signing their guestbook and noting the bills in which you are interested. You can leave messages or printed materials detailing your interests. The Legislative Bulletins give details about the several bills we are supporting and watching. 

A Legislation Committee person, probably David Giltrow or I,  will be near the bust of  Governor David Cargo in the west hallway of the second floor to answer your questions. We will be wearing our "Support Libraries" button. We will have buttons available. The sessions typically begin at 10 am, which is when we all should be in the galleries.  I monitor the actual times each house is scheduled to begin its session, and try to post the scheduled time in a legislative bulletin on Thursday afternoon/evening.

Senate and  House member offices are shown at

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Members/Find_My_Legislator   Click on "Office and Phone List"

REPEAT OF BOND ISSUE INFORMATION

General Obligation Bond Projects

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/18%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0094.pdf

Senator Carlos R. Cisneros has introduced SB 94, which is the Legislative Finance Committee's

recommendation for projects to be submitted to voters in the General Election in November. The

following is a revised summary of the five bond issues the LFC is proposing. (This updates information posted in Bulletin #3.)

Senior Centers, which requested $10,754,878 for code compliance, meal equipment, vehicles and constructions/additions, would receive $10,754,878. In 2016, senior centers received $15,440,000 from 2016 Bond A.

Libraries, which requested $17,500,000 for public, tribal, academic and public school library expenditures, would receive $9,500,000.  Public, academic and public school libraries would receive $3 million each, with tribal libraries receiving $500,000.  In 2016, libraries received $10,167,000 from 2016 Bond B.

The Public Education Department would receive $2 million to purchase school busses. This would be 2018 Bond C.

The Transportation Department would receive $48 million for road improvement projects. This would be 2018 Bond D.

The Higher Education Department, which requested $213,304,766 for academic, special and tribal school projects, would receive $94,150,000. This would be 2018 Bond E.  In 2016, these institutions received $142,356,000 from 2016 Bond D. Note that the decrease from 2016 to 2018 is almost exactly the $48 million amount that was reallocated to road improvements.

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair

Legislation Committee

New Mexico Library Association

Legislative Bulletin # 4

N.M.L.A. LIBRARY LEGISLATIVE DAY IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 26th

The 2018 Legislative session starts on Tuesday, January 16th. This 30-day session will end at noon on February 15th. January 31st is the last day for new bills to be introduced.

Make your plans now to attend Legislative Day. Make contact with your local legislators. Librarians will be recognized during opening ceremonies in each chamber. Delegations representing types of libraries and geographical areas will be introduced in the Senate by Senator Bill Soules and in the House by Representative Elizabeth Thomson.

Senate and  House member offices are shown at

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Members/Find_My_Legislator   Click on "Office and Phone List"

BILLS INTRODUCED

Three bills affecting libraries have been pre-filed.

State Library Foundation

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/18%20Regular/bills/house/HB0117.pdf

Representative Deborah Armstrong has introduced HB 117, Librarian and Historic Preservation Funds, which adds language to the State Library and Historic Preservation Division statutes "to solicit and receive funds or property, including federal funds and public and private grants, for programs and activities...." This legislation is promoted by the Department of Cultural Affairs to give legal recognition to support activities by the recently-established State Library Foundation and a similar foundation for historic preservation. 

Supreme Court Law Library

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/18%20Regular/bills/house/HB0061.pdf

Representatives Jimmie Hall and Damon Ely have introduced HB 61, which changes the governance and funding of the Supreme Court Law Library. The bill title reads: "Amending the composition of the Supreme Court Building Commission; transferring authority for the Supreme Court Law Library and appointment authority for the Supreme Court Law Librarian to the Supreme Court; consolidating provisions pertaining to the Supreme Court Law Librarian; providing for a consolidated appropriation."

What is now the Supreme Court Law Library was the first government-funded library in the Territory of New Mexico. When the public library extension functions were separated to create the State Library in 1929, the remaining legal library was attached to the Supreme Court.  It retained a separate line item in the state's budget, with the Supreme Court justices constituted as a library board of trustees. The dual budgets and governance structures would be consolidated into one.

General Obligation Bond Projects https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/18%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0094.pdf

Senator Carlos R. Cisneros has introduced SB 94, which is the Legislative Finance Committee's recommendation for projects to be submitted to voters in the General Election in November. The following is a revised summary of the five bond issues the LFC is proposing. (This updates information posted in Bulletin #3.)

Senior Centers, which requested $10,754,878 for code compliance, meal equipment, vehicles and constructions/additions, would receive $10,754,878. In 2016, senior centers received $15,440,000 from 2016 Bond A.

Libraries, which requested $17,500,000 for public, tribal, academic and public school library expenditures, would receive $9,500,000.  Public, academic and public school libraries would receive $3 million each, with tribal libraries receiving $500,000.  In 2016, libraries received $10,167,000 from 2016 Bond B.

The Public Education Department would receive $2 million to purchase school busses. This would be 2018 Bond C.

The Transportation Department would receive $48 million for road improvement projects. This would be 2018 Bond D.

The Higher Education Department, which requested $213,304,766 for academic, special and tribal school projects, would receive $94,150,000. This would be 2018 Bond E.  In 2016, these institutions received $142,356,000 from 2016 Bond D. Note that the decrease from 2016 to 2018 is almost exactly the $48 million amount that was reallocated to road improvements.

The library text in SB 94 is as NMLA requested, with new language allowing bond funding for public and tribal collaborative projects.

"B. for library acquisitions at public libraries, public school libraries, academic libraries and tribal libraries statewide:

                (1) to the cultural affairs department:

                     (a) three million dollars ($3,000,000) for equipment, library furniture, fixtures and supplemental library resource acquisitions, including print, non-print and electronic resources, collaborative library resources and information technology projects, and for the purchase and installation of broadband internet equipment and infrastructure at non-tribal public libraries statewide; and

                     (b) five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) for equipment, library furniture, fixtures and supplemental library resource acquisitions, including print, non-print and electronic resources, collaborative library resources and information technology projects, and for the purchase and installation of broadband internet equipment and infrastructure at tribal libraries statewide;

                (2) to the higher education department, three million dollars ($3,000,000) for supplemental library resource acquisitions, including books, equipment, electronic resources and collaborative library resources and information technology projects, for academic libraries statewide; and

            (3) to the public education department, three million dollars ($3,000,000) for equipment and supplemental library resource acquisitions, including print, non-print and electronic resources, at public school libraries statewide; "

NMLA Legislative Bulletin #3

N.M.L.A. LEGISLATIVE DAY IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 26th

There are several legislative priorities that the NMLA Legislation Committee is working on. We are giving our highest priority to the placement of a General Obligation Bond Issue for libraries on the November 2018 statewide election ballot. The G.O. Bond bill will originate in the Senate and likely be introduced by Senator Carlos Cisneros of Taos County.  Once again, as in the last eight elections, this funding makes a difference to all New Mexico libraries, large and small. 

The Legislative Finance Committe has recommended $9.5 million for the Library G.O. Bond, a reduction of $500,000 from the 2016 amount. There would be $3 million each for public, academic and public school libraries, and $500,000 for tribal libraries. Details from their budget recommendation are posted below. Librarians and library supporters should contact their local legislators about the need for a higher level of bond funding. This is particularly important in the context of the Libraries Transform initiatives on funding and broadband.

The executive budget request was issued on Friday, and there is a non-recurring appropriation for e-rate support from the State Library.  Here is their announcement: 

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Governor's Executive Budget Recommendation - Great News for Libraries

Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced her executive budget recommendation for fiscal year 2019, and included in it is a $75,000 special appropriation for the Department of Cultural Affairs, to provide E-Rate service and support to public libraries statewide. This is exciting news and a major step towards getting libraries increased broadband/high-speed Internet.

 But there is still work to be done. The executive budget recommendation needs legislators to support it, and this special appropriation request is not included in the Legislative Finance Committee recommendation. At this time it is critical to get the support of legislators. Now is the time to reach out to your state representatives and state senators, and let them know the impact these funds will have on growing the economy and communities throughout the state.

 Also included in the budget request is $2.1 million budget increase for the Department of Cultural Affairs. We ask for your support on this as well, as it will bring much needed resources to all the divisions of DCA.

What wonderful news for the new year!

Please let me know if you have any questions--

Thank you,

Ryanne Cooper

Assistant State Librarian, Library Development Services

New Mexico State Library

505-476-9742 (office) // 505-231-6083 (cell)?

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The Legislation Committee urges that you communicate your support for both the Department of Cultural Affairs budget and the special appropriation for e-rate assistance. After several years of severe cuts, the State Library and other DCA agencies need to fill positions that have been left vacant. Contact information for individual legislators is available at the Legislature's website: https://www.nmlegis.gov/

 

The Committee is also working on legislation to implement the Libraries Transform broadband and e-rate initiative, and a memorial to to assess the status of school libraries and librarians in the state.

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair

Legislation Committee

New Mexico Library Association

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Report of the Legislative Finance Committee to the 53rd Legislature, Second Session

(FY19 budget recommendation)

v.1, p. 5-6

"Capital Outlay and Infrastructure

Capital outlay requests from state and local entities in 2018 totaled nearly $2 billion, far more than the $307.8 million available. As lawmakers seek an equitable distribution of the limited capital funds among state-owned and local capital needs, they must be attentive to the $677.5 million for over 2,000 state and local projects that remains outstanding. State agencies, higher education institutions, and special and tribal schools requested nearly $870 million for capital projects; $597 million from severance tax bond (STB) capacity, $232 million from general obligation bond (GOB)capacity, and $39.9 million from other state funds. The LFC staff framework recommendation for state entities addresses the most critical projects impacting public health and safety, preservation of state facilities, and completion of projects in progress. The proposed funding for consideration by the full Legislature includes $79.5 million from STB capacity, $165.4 million from GOB capacity, and $39.9 million from “other state funds.”

Key projects recommended for GOB funding, which must be approved by voters, include $49 million for state highways, $10.8 million for senior centers, $9.5 million for libraries, $7.5 million for the Roosevelt Hall science building at Eastern New Mexico University, $16 million to complete chemistry building renovations at the University of New Mexico, and $16 million to modernize agricultural facilities at New Mexico State University. The framework for STB funding includes $15 million for infrastructure and security improvements at correctional facilities statewide, $10 million to replace the state police helicopter, and $9 million to acquire a building to serve as a child wellness facility in Bernalillo County.

p. 56

"Library Requests. The New Mexico Library Association (NMLA) requested $17.5 million on behalf of public, public school, academic, and tribal public libraries. Public and tribal libraries will continue to allocate the funding based on county populations and library service areas, as required by regulation. All public school libraries would receive an equal base allocation and additional funds based on enrollment. About two-thirds of funding for New Mexico colleges and universities will be distributed based on full-time-equivalent student enrollment and the remaining one-third will be used to collaboratively purchase electronic resources (academic journals, electronic reference books, electronic books, educational films, etc.) for all students regardless of institution or course work, particularly in rural areas. The LFC staff framework includes funding for the libraries."

LFC Recommendations, v. 3

On page 5 and 6, the analysis is presented to show the basis for recommending an available amount of $165.4 million for the 2018 State General Obligation Bond Issue.

The amounts the LFC recommends for the amounts to be supported by the 2018 G.O. Bond are shown on p. 152-156.

There would be five questions on the 2018 state ballot.

Senior Centers, which requested $10,754,878 for code compliance, meal equipment, vehicles and constructions/additions, would receive $10,754,878. In 2016, senior centers received $15,440,000 from Bond A.

Libraries, which requested $17,500,000 for public, tribal, academic and public school library expenditures, would receive $9,500,000.  Public, academic and public school libraries would receive $3 million each, with tribal libraries receiving $500,000.  In 2016, libraries received $10,167,000 from Bond B.

The Public Education Department would receive $2 million to purchase school busses.

The Transportation Department would receive $48 million for road improvement projects.

The Higher Education Department, which requested $213,304,766 for academic, special and tribal school projects, would receive $94,150,000. In 2016, these institutions received $142,356,000 from Bond C.

In 2016, there was also a bond issue D for public safety communications systems for $18,196,000. No funds are requested in 2018.

Legislative Bulletin # 2

The Legislative Finance Committee will be hearing the budget request for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday, December 5). DCA is the last item on the agenda, so is likely not to be heard until 4:30 pm. DCA includes the New Mexico State Library. It would be helpful to show the support of the library community if a substantial group of library supporters could be in the audience for this hearing.

We received the following communications from Joy Poole and Anne Green-Romig with the details about this hearing.

From: Green-Romig, Anne, DCA

Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 10:18 AM

To: DCA--DCADIVDIRS

Cc: Gonzales, Veronica, DCA

Subject: FW: Please join us: DCA Budget Hearing December 5

Importance: High

Please forward to your Foundations and Friends…Thank you! J

REMINDER!

The Legislative Finance Committee Budget hearing for DCA is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5.  This is an important hearing during interim Session and we will have another critical hearing during the Session.  We are scheduled to begin at 4:30!  This is very late in the day, so unpredictable what time it will begin, but we plan to be ready to start by 3:30.  Please join us to show your support for our operating budget request.  As you know, we urgently need to replace non-recurring operating budget appropriations with recurring dollars or at a minimum, receive a special appropriation to carry us through Fiscal Year 2019. The state continues to face financial hardship, so decision-making will be very difficult for policymakers in appropriating positions.  Last year the amount of support DCA received at both hearings from those we serve and our boards, committees, and commissions was overwhelming and made such an impression on the Committee.  Your support will be much appreciated.

Hope to see you there.  Please see invitation below.(attached)

Poole, Joy, DCA <joy.poole@state.nm.us> 

10:55 AM (3 hours ago)

 

All…

On behalf of the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the New Mexico State Library I wanted to forward this communication from the Department of Cultural Affairs.

The annual Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) budget hearing for DCA will be tomorrow at the State Capitol – Room 307 and is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

At this time, both Ryanne and I plan to be there. Ryanne will probably be there earlier however I will be coming from a training which ends at 4:30 p.m.

As Anne Green-Romig indicates below, the start time the LFC will hear the DCA Budget presentation is truly unpredictable especially given the late hour DCA is scheduled.

Therefore, with this email I’m extending an invitation to those library groups and librarians who live or work in somewhat close proximity to Santa Fe. 

Please forward this invitation to your fellow librarians as you deem appropriate.

Thank you in advance for your consideration to attend and your ongoing support of the New Mexico State Library and all libraries in New Mexico!

Joy Poole

Acting State Librarian and Deputy State Librarian

505-476-9712 Library Land Line

Legislative bulletin 1a

ive Bulletin #1aACTION ITEM:  We need librarians and library supporters to attend the Legislative Finance Committee session on the morning of Thursday, October 26th in support of a 2018 Library G.O. Bond Issue. 

 Legislative Finance Committee

State Capitol - Room 322 - Santa Fe, New Mexico

TENTATIVE AGENDA for Thursday, October 26th

8:30 -- Program Evaluation: Costs, Benefits and Outcomes from Drug Courts

9:30 -- New Mexico Finance Authority Budget Overview FY18 - FY19. This item may not take the full hour. The NMLA Legislation Committee will make a ten minute presentation on Library G.O. Bonds following the NMFA budget presentation.

10:30 -- Staff Reports

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair

NMLA Legislation Committee

Legislative Bulletin #1

The Legislative Bulletin is a summary of library legislation during the 2018 Legislature, provided by the Legislation Committee of the New Mexico Library Association.

The 2018 Legislative session starts on Tuesday, January 16th. This will be a 30-day session, ending at noon on February 15th. January 31st is the last day for new bills to be introduced. Legislation may be pre-filed beginning December 15, 2016.

NMLA Legislative Day will be Friday, January 26. Please ask library supporters, including your local board members and friends groups to save the date and plan to be there. 

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ACTION ITEMS:  We need librarians and library supporters to attend the Legislative Finance Committee session on the morning of Thursday, October 26th in support of a 2018 Library G.O. Bond Issue. 

There is also a hearing in the Interim Legislative Education Study Committee on Tuesday, October 24th about HM 49 (2017) concerning media literacy curriculum in public schools.

Legislative Finance Committee

State Capitol - Room 322 - Santa Fe, New Mexico

TENTATIVE AGENDA for Thursday, October 26th

8:30 -- Program Evaluation: Costs, Benefits and Outcomes from Drug Courts

9:30 -- New Mexico Finance Authority Budget Overview FY18 - FY19

The NMLA Legislation Committee will make a brief presentation following the NMFA budget presentation.

10:30 -- Staff Reports

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Here is a list of legislators on the Legislative Finance Committee.  Members have a vote on committee decisions. Designees may attend the committee sessions but do not vote. If one of your legislators is on the committee, please let them know of your particular concerns.  Public and tribal librarians should provide information about the impact of state grants-in-aid in your particular library.

 Legislator                   Title                Role

Committee Members

Name               Title                Role

Patricia A. Lundstrom             Representative Chair

John Arthur Smith                    Senator                        Vice Chair

Paul C. Bandy             Representative Member

William F. Burt                       Senator                        Member

Pete Campos               Senator                        Member

Carlos R. Cisneros                  Senator                        Member

Randal S. Crowder                 Representative Member

George Dodge, Jr.                   Representative Member

Jimmie C. Hall                        Representative Member

Larry A. Larrañaga                  Representative Member

Carroll H. Leavell                   Senator                        Member

Howie C. Morales                  Senator                        Member

George K. Munoz                    Senator                        Member

Steven P. Neville                    Senator                        Member

Nick L. Salazar                       Representative Member

Jim R. Trujillo                        Representative Member

Doreen Y. Gallegos                Representative Nonvoting member

Deborah A. Armstrong            Representative Designee

Craig W. Brandt                      Senator                        Designee

Jacob R. Candelaria                Senator                        Designee

Sharon Clahchischilliage        Representative Designee

Rebecca Dow              Representative Designee

Harry Garcia               Representative Designee

Stephanie Garcia Richard       Representative Designee

Ron Griggs                  Senator                        Designee

Stuart Ingle                  Senator                        Designee

Gay G. Kernan                        Senator                        Designee

Rick Little                   Representative Designee

Linda M. Lopez                       Senator                        Designee

Antonio Maestas                     Representative Designee

Sarah Maestas Barnes             Representative Designee

Rodolpho "Rudy" S. Martinez             Representative Designee

Javier Martínez                       Representative Designee

Bill McCamley                        Representative Designee

Cisco McSorley                      Senator                        Designee

Rod Montoya               Representative Designee

Mark Moores              Senator                        Designee

Michael Padilla                       Senator                        Designee

Mary Kay Papen                      Senator                        Designee

William H. Payne                    Senator                        Designee

Sander Rue                  Senator                        Designee

Tomás E. Salazar                    Representative Designee

Clemente Sanchez                   Senator                        Designee

John M. Sapien                        Senator                        Designee

Larry R. Scott              Representative Designee

William E. Sharer                   Senator                        Designee

Benny Shendo, Jr.                    Senator                        Designee

Nathan P. Small                       Representative Designee

James E. Smith                        Representative Designee

Elizabeth "Liz" Thomson         Representative Designee

James G. Townsend    Representative Designee

Christine Trujillo                    Representative Designee

Peter Wirth                  Senator                        Designee

Pat Woods                   Senator                        Designee

Monica Youngblood                Representative Designee

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Media Literacy

Legislative Education Study Committee, State Capitol, Room 322

Tuesday, October 24

9:00 (1) Call to Order, Introductions, and Approval of Agenda and Minutes.

Senator Mimi Stewart, Chair

12:00 Lunch

1:00 (3) House Memorial 49: Media Literacy Best Practices. Antonio “Moe” Maestas, Representative, House District 16 (invited); Pamela Pereyra, Chair, Media Literacy Now New Mexico Chapter; Dmitri Calvert, Technology Integration Consultant and Systems Engineer, School Tech Solutions (invited); and MaryBeth Weeks, President-Elect, New Mexico Parent Teacher Association

2:30 (4) Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture Task Force Strategic Plan.

The Public Education Department has had Media Literacy standards in place since 2009; based on House Bill 342 introduced by A. Moe Maestas to the 49th Legislature's 2009 first session, which was approved and instituted during the 2010-11 school year. Guidance for New Mexico school librarians is found in the NM Administrative Code 6.64.8 1 through 6.64.8.10; and the P.E.D.'s Literacy Best Practices dated June 4, 2010.  A national group called Media Literacy Now is promoting model legislation throughout the United States to have public schools include media literacy in their curriculums.

In 2017, the House passed House Memorial 49 which resolved "that the legislative education study committee or other appropriate interim committee be requested to hold a hearing during theinterim to discuss safe media and technology use, with the goal of establishing media literacy and digital citizenship as part of the state's education goals and essential academic learning requirements; and that the public education department and school districts be requested to offer media literacy instruction and to develop best practices;"

Several NMLA Legislation Committee members will be attending this hearing to present the ongoing role of public school certified teacher-librarians in teaching media literacy and digital citizenship.

Committee Members are:

Name                           Title                Role

Mimi Stewart              Senator                        Chair

Stephanie Garcia Richard       Representative Vice Chair

Alonzo Baldonado                  Representative Member

Craig W. Brandt                      Senator                        Member

Candace Gould                        Senator                        Member

Dennis J. Roch                        Representative Member

Tomás E. Salazar                    Representative Member

James E. Smith                        Representative Member

William P. Soules                   Senator                        Member

Sheryl Williams Stapleton      Representative Member

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Now is the time to be contacting your local legislators to request local capital outlay requests.

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The task forces of the Libraries Transform Conference came up with recommendations about funding, technology and collaboration, based on the statewide assessment supported by the New Mexico Library Foundation.  These recommendations will form the basis for legislation to address the future development of library services in the areas of public funding, alternative funding and broadband expansion. Learn more at the upcoming N.M.L.A. Annual Conference on November 1, 2 and 3.

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Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair

NMLA Legislation Committee



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