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State Legislature Agenda Adopted
Posted on 12/18/2019

Every December, the Los Alamos County Council adopts an agenda to support, oppose or monitor items coming to the State Legislature for consideration. They adopted this year's list at their Council meeting on Dec. 17, 2019. The legislature will open on Jan. 21 and this is a short (30 day) session. Councilors and County Staff frequently travel to the Roundhouse in Santa Fe as bills or items of interest proceed to the floor. 

FY 20 State Legislative Agenda

Support

a. Legislation that provides sufficient funding for New Mexico public schools.

b. Restoration of full-service Public Health Offices throughout the state, including in Los Alamos.

c. Full and/or increased funding for projects to reduce risk of wildfire such as authorized under the Forest and Watershed Restoration Act.

d. Legislation supporting Los Alamos County’s application for capital outlay funding to develop sufficient community recreation space.

e. 2020 Census general funding request.

f. Legislative priorities of NMC and NMML.

Monitor

a. Tax reform legislation that directly affects Los Alamos County and/or its ability to serve its citizens.

b. Revisions to the Energy Transition Act that would affect Los Alamos’ decommissioning liability for the San Juan Power Plant.

c. Funding for MainStreet/Arts and Cultural District programming and other statewide economic development initiatives.

d. Efforts that clarify the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA).

e. Job training programs for the service sector that support local business and general economic development efforts.

f. Efforts towards maintaining the tax revenues from the managing entities that operate the national laboratories in New Mexico so that state and regional revenues are not negatively impacted by lab contract turnover.

Oppose

a. Changes to the state school funding formula that would adversely impact Los Alamos Public School District.

b. Proposals that would reduce the County’s net receipt of general GRT or other revenues.

c. Legislation that imposes further financial burden on Counties with respect to the Safety Net Care pool and State Medicaid funding.

d. Legislation that limits H-class or Home Rule authority.

e. Legislation that involves the preemption of existing County duties or authority.