2015 Land of Enchantment Award Winners:

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Irena’s Jars of Secrets by Marcia Vaughan – winner of the picture narrative award
Masters of Disaster by Gary Paulsen – winner of the children’s book award
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine – winner of the Young Adult award

 

Click here for more information about the LOE Book Award
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NMLA Legislative Bulletin #20

| June 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Governor Martinez signed SB 1, the Capital Outlay Package. She line-item-vetoed 42 projects totalling $1.1 million out of the $294 million in the bill. There were 49 library projects in the bill, including two items funding the State Library Bookmobile. These projects received $2,820,790.  The Governor did veto one library project;

Vetoed ALB SOUTH BROADWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY SECURITY SYS $2,000 Albuquerque to purchase and install a digital camera security system at the South Broadway public library in Albuquerque  in Bernalillo county

The legislation can be read at
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/billfinder/capital_outlay.aspx

Here is the list of library projects that were approved:

Special Session SB 1
Agency: CAPITAL PROGRAM FUND

$35,000 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR COMMISSION OFFICE/MUS/LIBR $100,000 Albuquerque
to plan, design, construct  a civil rights museum and a library for the Martin Luther King, Jr. commission in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

Agency: CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

$81,190 BOOKMOBILE FOR RURAL LIBRARY SERVICES STATEWIDE
to design, purchase and construct a bookmobile to provide rural library services statewide

$300,000 CAD BOOKMOBILE
to design, purchase, construct and equip a bookmobile for use statewide

Agency: LOCAL GOVERNMENT DIVISION

$10,000 ALB CHERRY HILLS LIBRARY SECURITY SYSTEM Albuquerque
to purchase and install a digital camera security system at the Cherry Hills public library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

$20,000 EAST MOUNTAIN LIBRARY LIGHTING UPGRADE Tijeras
to upgrade and replace lighting at the East Mountain public library in Tijeras in Bernalillo county

$40,000 ALB ERNIE PYLE LIBRARY IMPROVE $ Albuquerque
to plan, design and construct improvements, including roof and heating, ventilation and air conditioning system replacement, and to purchase and install a fire alarm and digital security camera system at the Ernie Pyle public library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

$110,000 ALB INTERNATIONAL DIST PUBLIC LIBRARY/LAND Albuquerque
to purchase land for and to plan, design and construct a public library in the international district in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

$130,000 ALB SE HEIGHTS LIBRARY
to acquire rights of way for and to plan, design, construct, furnish and equip  a library in the southeast heights area of Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

$95,000 ALB JUAN TABO PUBLIC LIBRARY IMPROVE Albuquerque
to plan, design, construct, renovate, landscape, furnish, expand and improve the Juan Tabo public library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

$65,000 ALB JUAN TABO LIBRARY EXTERIOR IMPROVE Albuquerque
to repair and make improvements, including replacing stucco, to the exterior of the Juan Tabo public library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

$26,000 ALB LOS GRIEGOS PUB LIB FIRE & SCRTY SYS IMPROVE Albuquerque
to purchase and install a digital camera system and make improvements to the fire and security systems at Los Griegos public library in Albuquerque in Bernallilo county

$10,000 LOS GRIEGOS PUB LIB PKG LOT IMPROVE  Albuquerque
to plan, design and construct parking lot improvements, including accessibility upgrades, for the Los Griegos public library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

$35,000 ALB LOMAS TRAMWAY LIBRARY COURTYARD IMPROVE Albuquerque
to repair and improve the entrance courtyard at the Lomas Tramway public library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

$50,000 ALB LOMAS TRAMWAY LIBRARY DIGITAL SECURITY SYSTEM Albuquerque
to purchase and install a digital camera security system at the Lomas Tramway public library in Albuquerque  in Bernalillo county (Main Library)

$24,000 ALB MAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY PKG LOT IMPROVE Albuquerque
to plan, design and construct improvements to the north alley parking area at the Albuquerque public library in Bernalillo county

$135,000 ALB BERN CO NW LIBRARY Albuquerque
to acquire land and to plan, design, construct, furnish and equip a public library for northwest Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

$15,000 ALB SAN PEDRO PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL SEC CAM SYS Albuquerque
to purchase, install and construct a digital security camera system at the San Pedro public library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

$45,000 ALB SOUTH BROADWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY ROOF & SKYLIGHTS Albuquerque
to plan, design and construct a roof, including skylights, at the South Broadway public library in Albuquerque

$55,000 SOUTH VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY ADA RESTROOMS
to design, construct and renovate bathrooms to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 at the South Valley public library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

$55,000 SOUTH VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY STUCCO
for improvements to the exterior stucco on the South Valley public library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

$30,000 ALB SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY LIGHTING/SECURITY Albuquerque
to purchase, install and construct improvements to the exterior lighting and to purchase and install a digital security camera system at the special collections public library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

$11,600 ALB TAYLOR RANCH LIBRARY SECURITY SYSTEM Albuquerque
to purchase and install a digital camera security system at the Taylor Ranch public library in Albuquerque

$27,000  ALB TAYLOR RANCH LIBRARY WINDOWS Albuquerque
to replace windows in the Taylor Ranch public library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

$20,000 ALB TONY HILLERMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY PARKING LOT Albuquerque
to repair and improve the parking lot at the Tony Hillerman public library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

$75,000 VIRDEN LIBRARY IMPROVE $140,000 Virden
to plan, design, construct, equip and furnish improvements to the library building in Virden in Hidalgo county

$50,000 CLAYTON A. W. THOMPSON LIBRARY HEATING/COOLING SYS $50,000 Clayton
to plan, design, renovate and construct a heating and cooling system at the A. W. Thompson memorial library in Clayton in Union county

Agency: PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

$35,000 ADOBE ACRES ELEM SCHL LIB & INFO TECH Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure in the library at Adobe Acres elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$127,000 ALAMEDA ELEM SCHL LIBRARY & INFO TECH Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, in the library at Alameda elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$34,000 ARMIJO ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Armijo elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$20,000 BANDELIER ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure in the library at Bandelier elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$80,000 BARCELONA ELEM SCHL LIBRARY Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure in the library at Barcelona elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$10,000 CAREER ENRICH/EARLY COLLEGE ACAD LIB IMPROVE Albuquerque PSD  (at Albuquerque High School) to purchase and install equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure in the library at the career enrichment center and early college academy in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$104,000 CLEVELAND MID SCHL LIBRARY & INFO TECH Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, at Cleveland middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$75,000 DENNIS CHAVEZ ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure, in the library at Dennis Chavez Elementary School in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$98,000 DESERT RIDGE MID SCHL LIBRARY & INFO TECH Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install equipment, furniture and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, in the library at Desert Ridge middle school in
the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

$45,000 EISENHOWER MID SCHL LIBRARY & BOOKROOM EQUIP Albuquerque PSD
to plan, design and construct library and bookroom improvements and to purchase and install equipment, furniture and information technology, including related equipment and infrastructure, at Eisenhower middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$30,000 HARRISON MID SCHL LIBRARY Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure in the library at Harrison middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$6,000 INEZ ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, in the library at Inez elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district

$25,000 JEFFERSON MID SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Jefferson middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$40,000 KIT CARSON ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Kit Carson elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$49,000 LOS PADILLAS ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Los Padillas elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$37,000 MADISON MID SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture and information technology, including related equipment and infrastructure, at Madison middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$60,000 MONTEZUMA ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Montezuma elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$26,000 PAJARITO ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Pajarito elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$100,000 RIO GRANDE HIGH SCHL LIBRARY Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure in the library at Rio Grande high school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$30,000 SAN ANTONITO ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture and information technology, including related equipment and infrastructure, at San Antonito elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$30,000 TRUMAN MID SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP/INFO TECH Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture and information technology, including related equipment,  infrastructure and improvements, at Truman middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

$90,000 WILSON MID SCHL LIBRARY & INFO TECH Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture and information technology, including related equipment,  infrastructure and improvements, in the library at Wilson middle school in the Albuquerque public school district  in Bernalillo county

Agency: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

$120,000 UNM ZIMMERMAN LIB IMPROVE & CAMPUS LIGHTING Albuquerque
to plan, design, construct, improve and equip the graduate student meeting rooms at Zimmerman library and to install campus safety lighting at the university of New Mexico in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

49 Total Projects

$2,820,790 Total Amount

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair
NMLA Legislation Committee
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ALA Council Report New Mexico

| June 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Read Valerie Nye’s blog at http://alacouncilnm.blogspot.com/ for the latest information about ALA Council.

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NMLA Legislative Bulletin #19

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Special Session of the Legislature began at noon today.

So far the capital outlay proposal is posted in charts on the Capital Outlay tab of the Legislative

website.  I will send some analysis later, but the proposal appears to have the projects that

were in the House Ways & Means Committee Substitute for SB 159, which died at the end of

the regular session.

Here are the projects listed in the chart by agency,
717 BOOKMOBILE FOR RURAL LIBRARY SERVICES STATEWIDE $81,190 Statewide STB
82 CAD BOOKMOBILE $300,000 Statewide STB

576 ADOBE ACRES ELEM SCHL LIB & INFO TECH $35,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
1921 ALAMEDA ELEM SCHL LIBRARY & INFO TECH $127,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
618 ARMIJO ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $34,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
703 BANDELIER ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $20,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
580 BARCELONA ELEM SCHL LIBRARY $80,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
544 CAREER ENRICH/EARLY COLLEGE ACAD LIB IMPROVE $10,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
1409 CLEVELAND MID SCHL LIBRARY & INFO TECH $104,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
1852 DENNIS CHAVEZ ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $75,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
892 DESERT RIDGE MID SCHL LIBRARY & INFO TECH $98,000 Albuquerque PSD
Bernalillo STB
1040 EISENHOWER MID SCHL LIBRARY & BOOKROOM EQUIP $45,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
581 HARRISON MID SCHL LIBRARY $30,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
1813 INEZ ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $6,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
646 JEFFERSON MID SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $25,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
619 KIT CARSON ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $40,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
814 LOS PADILLAS ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $49,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
1008 MADISON MID SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $37,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
645 MONTEZUMA ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $60,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
815 PAJARITO ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $26,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
577 RIO GRANDE HIGH SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP/INFO TECH $100,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
885 SAN ANTONITO ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $30,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
1603 TRUMAN MID SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP/INFO TECH $30,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB
1543 WILSON MID SCHL LIBRARY & INFO TECH $90,000 Albuquerque PSD Bernalillo STB

1136 SOUTH VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY ADA RESTROOMS $55,000 Bernalillo STB
1133 SOUTH VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY EXTERIOR & STUCCO $55,000 Bernalillo STB
1300 ALB CHERRY HILLS LIBRARY SECURITY SYSTEM $10,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
1103 ALB ERNIE PYLE LIBRARY IMPROVE $40,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
1416 ALB INTERNATIONAL DIST PUBLIC LIBRARY/LAND $110,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
1311 ALB JUAN TABO LIBRARY EXTERIOR IMPROVE $65,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
765 ALB JUAN TABO PUBLIC LIBRARY IMPROVE $95,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
1194 ALB LOMAS TRAMWAY LIBRARY COURTYARD IMPROVE $35,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
1227 ALB LOMAS TRAMWAY LIBRARY DIGITAL SECURITY SYSTEM $50,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
629 ALB LOS GRIEGOS PUB LIB FIRE & SCRTY SYS IMPROVE $26,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
491 ALB LOS GRIEGOS PUB LIB PKG LOT IMPROVE $10,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
779 ALB NW LIBRARY $135,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
495 ALB PUBLIC LIBRARY PKG LOT IMPROVE $24,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
1417 ALB SAN PEDRO PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL SEC CAM SYS $15,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
1735 ALB SE HEIGHTS LIBRARY $130,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
524 ALB SOUTH BROADWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY ROOF & SKYLIGHT $45,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
525 ALB SOUTH BROADWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY SECURITY SYS $2,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
1324 ALB SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY LIGHTING/SECURITY $30,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
1184 ALB TAYLOR RANCH LIBRARY SECURITY SYSTEM $11,600 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
1183 ALB TAYLOR RANCH LIBRARY WINDOWS $27,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
1209 ALB TONY HILLERMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY PARKING LOT $20,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB
1094 EAST MOUNTAIN LIBRARY LIGHTING UPGRADE $20,000 Tijeras Bernalillo STB

832 VIRDEN LIBRARY IMPROVE $75,000 Virden Hidalgo STB
1571 CLAYTON A. W. THOMPSON LIBRARY HEATING/COOLING SYS $50,000 Clayton Union STB
1753 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR COMMISSION OFFICE/MUS/LIBR $35,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB

822 UNM ZIMMERMAN LIB IMPROVE & CAMPUS LIGHTING $120,000 Albuquerque Bernalillo STB

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2015 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Help guide the conversation as we gather in Albuquerque to “Create Connect Transform” ! Have you implemented new services or technologies at your library? What challenges are you facing?  Do you have practical tips and ideas to share with2015NMLA_Conf_Logo your colleagues? We welcome proposals that can inspire, encourage and teach us new and exciting ways to meet the needs of New Mexicans and transform libraries throughout the state.  See http://nmla.org/annual-conference/ for more information

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NMLA Legislative Bulletin #18

| March 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
SM 61 was passed by the State Senate on Friday, March 20 on a 39-0 vote. Senator Craig W. Brandt, R-Sandoval, who voted against the memorial in the Senate Public Affairs Committee, is shown as voting yes in the full Senate vote. This is the companion memorial to the already-passed HM 48.
SENATE MEMORIAL 61
52ND LEGISLATURE – STATE OF NEW MEXICO – FIRST SESSION, 2015
INTRODUCED BY Michael S. Sanchez
A MEMORIAL REQUESTING THE NEW MEXICO STATE LIBRARY TO SUPPORT A NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF NEW MEXICO LIBRARIES AND TO SUPPORT AND ASSIST WITH A STATEWIDE CONFERENCE TO IDENTIFY POLICIES AND GOALS FOR IMPROVED LIBRARY SERVICES.
COMMITTTEE HEARINGS/FLOOR ACTION
Senate Finance Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 159 SEVERANCE TAX BOND PROJECTS
The House Ways and Means Committee heard SFC/SB 159 on Friday, and made substantial
revisions to it. They sent the amended bill (HWMC/SB 159) to the House Floor on a 7-6 vote. The full House debated the changes for much of the morning, and passed it by a vote of 36-32. Both these votes were along party lines, with Republicans in favor and Democrats opposed. As the bill passed with 20 minutes left until the fixed adjournment time, the Senate did not have the opportunity to concur in the House amendments, and the entire $260 million package died.
It is unknown at this time whether the Governor will call a special session, as capital outlay funding is one of several substantive issues which did not make it through. HWMC/SB 159 would have funded 49 library projects totaling $2,552,790. All of the library projects in SFC/SB 159 were retained, and several individual projects had increased appropriations. Several new projects were added:
ALB CHERRY HILLS LIBRARY SECURITY SYSTEM $10,000 Albuquerque
to purchase and install a digital camera security system at the Cherry Hills public
library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
ALB TAYLOR RANCH LIBRARY SECURITY SYSTEM $11,600 Albuquerque
to purchase and install a digital camera security system at the Taylor Ranch public
library in Albuquerque;
ALB TAYLOR RANCH LIBRARY WINDOWS $27,000 Albuquerque
to replace windows in the Taylor Ranch public library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo
county;
VIRDEN LIBRARY IMPROVE $70,000 Virden
to plan, design, construct, equip and furnish improvements to the library building
in Virden in Hidalgo county.
The status of the $300,000 bookmobile appropriation to the Cultural Affairs Department was
uncertain. It was in the Senate version. The House Ways and Means Committee amendment left out the Senate item, but included the bookmobile in a Department-wide appropriation among other unspecified projects:
“SECTION 43. CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT PROJECT–
APPROPRIATION FROM THE ART IN PUBLIC PLACES FUND.–Notwithstanding
the provisions of the Art in Public Places Act to the contrary, two
million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) is appropriated
from the art in public places fund to the cultural affairs
department for expenditure in fiscal years 2015 through 2019, unless
otherwise provided for in Section 2 of this act, to plan, design,
construct, renovate, furnish, equip and upgrade infrastructure at
museums, monuments and historic sites statewide, including the
preservation of exhibits at historic sites, and to plan, design,
purchase and equip a bookmobile for use statewide.”
In previous special sessions, Governors have sometimes put bills that had passed at least one chamber in the official “call”. If that were to be the case this year, then the House-amended SB 159 likely would go to the Senate Finance Committee for review.
Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair
NMLA Legislation Committee
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NMLA Legislative Bulletin #17

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

SM 61 continues to awaiting final passage. It has been on the Senate agenda since March 12 among many other bills and memorials for “Third Reading of Legislation.” It is listed as the fifty-eighth item out of 166 on the schedule for Friday, March 20.This is the companion memorial to the already-passed HM 48.

SENATE MEMORIAL 61
52ND LEGISLATURE – STATE OF NEW MEXICO – FIRST SESSION, 2015

INTRODUCED BY Michael S. Sanchez

A MEMORIAL REQUESTING THE NEW MEXICO STATE LIBRARY TO SUPPORT A NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF NEW MEXICO LIBRARIES AND TO SUPPORT AND ASSIST WITH A STATEWIDE CONFERENCE TO IDENTIFY POLICIES AND GOALS FOR IMPROVED LIBRARY SERVICES.

COMMITTTEE HEARINGS

Senate Finance Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 159 SEVERANCE TAX BOND PROJECTS

The Senate Finance Committee gave SFC/SB 159 a “do pass” recommendation on Tuesday, March 16 on a 10-0 vote. The full Senate passed the bill by a vote of 40-0 on Wednesday, March 16. It is scheduled to be heard today (Friday) in the House Ways and Means Committee. It is the first bill on an agenda of six bills. The Committee will meet at 11:00 am in Room 317.  The Legislature adjourns tomorrow, March 21st at noon.
SFC/SB 159 funds over 2,000 individual projects throughout the state at a cost of $275,239,944, of which $190,097,450 comes from Severance tax bonds. SFC/SB 159 funds 44 library projects totaling $2,170,190.
Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair
NMLA Legislation Committee

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NMLA Legislative Bulletin #16

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

SM 61 is still awaiting final passage. It has been on the Senate agenda for several days among many other bills and memorials for “Third Reading of Legislation.” It is listed as the eighty first item out of 124 on the schedule for Wednesday, March 18. This is the companion memorial to the already-passed HM 48.

SENATE MEMORIAL 61
52ND LEGISLATURE – STATE OF NEW MEXICO – FIRST SESSION, 2015

INTRODUCED BY Michael S. Sanchez

A MEMORIAL REQUESTING THE NEW MEXICO STATE LIBRARY TO SUPPORT A NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF NEW MEXICO LIBRARIES AND TO SUPPORT AND ASSIST WITH A STATEWIDE CONFERENCE TO IDENTIFY POLICIES AND GOALS FOR IMPROVED LIBRARY SERVICES.

COMMITTTEE HEARINGS

Senate Finance Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 159 SEVERANCE TAX BOND PROJECTS

The Senate Finance Committee has now posted the list of projects they have selected to receive capital outlay funding. The Committee will need to take action to send the bill to the Senate Floor.  The Capital Outlay Bill is typically expedited for passage in both houses. The Legislature adjourns on Saturday, March 21st at noon.

All Projects are funded by Severance Tax Bonds (STB)

Agency: CAPITAL PROGRAM FUND

1753 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR COMMISSION OFFICE/MUS/LIBR $25,000 Albuquerque STB

Agency: CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

1717 BOOKMOBILE FOR RURAL LIBRARY SERVICES STATEWIDE $81,190 STB
82 CAD BOOKMOBILE $300,000 STB

Agency: LOCAL GOVERNMENT DIVISION

1103 ALB ERNIE PYLE LIBRARY IMPROVE $40,000 Albuquerque STB
1416 ALB INTERNATIONAL DIST PUBLIC LIBRARY/LAND $110,000 Albuquerque STB
1311 ALB JUAN TABO LIBRARY EXTERIOR IMPROVE $25,000 Albuquerque STB
765 ALB JUAN TABO PUBLIC LIBRARY IMPROVE $35,000 Albuquerque STB
1194 ALB LOMAS TRAMWAY LIBRARY COURTYARD IMPROVE $20,000 Albuquerque STB
1227 ALB LOMAS TRAMWAY LIBRARY DIGITAL SECURITY SYSTEM $45,000 Albuquerque STB
629 ALB LOS GRIEGOS PUB LIB FIRE & SCRTY SYS IMPROVE $26,000 Albuquerque STB
491 ALB LOS GRIEGOS PUB LIB PKG LOT IMPROVE $10,000 Albuquerque STB
779 ALB Northwest LIBRARY $52,000 Albuquerque STB
495 ALB PUBLIC LIBRARY PKG LOT IMPROVE $24,000 Albuquerque STB (Main Library)
1417 ALB SAN PEDRO PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL SEC CAM SYS $15,000 Albuquerque STB
1735 ALB SE HEIGHTS LIBRARY $130,000 Albuquerque STB
524 ALB SOUTH BROADWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY ROOF & SKYLIGHTS $45,000 Albuquerque STB
525 ALB SOUTH BROADWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY SECURITY SYS $2,000 Albuquerque STB
1324 ALB SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY LIGHTING/SECURITY $30,000 Albuquerque STB
1209 ALB TONY HILLERMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY PARKING LOT $10,000 Albuquerque STB
1094 EAST MOUNTAIN LIBRARY LIGHTING UPGRADE $20,000 Tijeras STB
1136 SOUTH VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY ADA RESTROOMS $55,000 STB
1133 SOUTH VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY EXTERIOR & STUCCO $55,000 STB

1571 CLAYTON A. W. THOMPSON LIBRARY HEATING/COOLING SYS $25,000 Clayton Union STB

Agency: PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

576 ADOBE ACRES ELEM SCHL LIB & INFO TECH $35,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
618 ARMIJO ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $34,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
703 BANDELIER ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $20,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
580 BARCELONA ELEM SCHL LIBRARY $80,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
544 CAREER ENRICH/EARLY COLLEGE ACAD LIB IMPROVE $10,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
1409 CLEVELAND MID SCHL LIBRARY & INFO TECH $52,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
1852 DENNIS CHAVEZ ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $50,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
892 DESERT RIDGE MID SCHL LIBRARY & INFO TECH $58,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
1040 EISENHOWER MID SCHL LIBRARY & BOOKROOM EQUIP $45,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
581 HARRISON MID SCHL LIBRARY $30,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
1813 INEZ ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $6,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
646 JEFFERSON MID SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $25,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
619 KIT CARSON ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $40,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
814 LOS PADILLAS ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $49,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
645 MONTEZUMA ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $60,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
815 PAJARITO ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $26,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
577 RIO GRANDE HIGH SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP/INFO TECH $100,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
885 SAN ANTONITO ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $30,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
1603 TRUMAN MID SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP/INFO TECH $30,000 Albuquerque PSD STB
1543 WILSON MID SCHL LIBRARY & INFO TECH $90,000 Albuquerque PSD STB

Agency: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

822 UNM ZIMMERMAN LIB IMPROVE & CAMPUS LIGHTING $120,000 Albuquerque STB

SFC/SB 159 funds over 2,000 individual projects throughout the state at a cost of $275,239,944, of which $190,097,450 comes from Severance tax bonds. SFC/SB 159 funds 44 library projects totaling $2,170,190.

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair
NMLA Legislation Committee

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NMLA Legislative Bulletin #15

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The second Senate Committee reviewing SM 61 has given it a “do pass” recommendation on a 6-1 vote. The memorial is the sixty-second (62nd) item on the Senate’s “Third Reading of Legislation” calendar tomorrow (Thursday, March 12).

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

Senate Public Affairs Committee
SENATOR GERALD ORTIZ Y PINO, CHAIRMAN

SM 61 NM LIBRARY NEEDS ASSESSMENT  M. Sanchez

This is the Senate companion bill to HM 48.

FIFTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, FIRST SESSION, 2015, March 10, 2015

Mr. President:
Your PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, to whom has been referred
SENATE MEMORIAL 61 has had it under consideration and reports same with recommendation that it DO PASS.

The roll call vote was 6 For 1 Against
Yes: 6
No: Brandt
Excused: Griggs
Absent: None
Senator Craig Brandt represents District 40 in Sandoval County, and lives in Rio Rancho.
He has been a Senator since 2013. His occupation is Clergy.
Capitol Phone:  986-4267
Capitol Room #:  416F
Email:  craig.brandt@nmlegis.gov

Joe Sabatini, Co-chair
NMLA Legislation Committee

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NMLA Legislative Bulletin #14

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FINAL ACTION

House Memorial 106
TRIBAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUND FOR LIBRARIES
Sponsor:  James Roger Madalena

HM 106 is on today’s House Calender for final passage. It is #30 on the “Third Reading of Legislation” Calendar.

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

Senate Public Affairs Committee
SENATOR GERALD ORTIZ Y PINO, CHAIRMAN

Tuesday, March 10, 2015  –  1/2 hr after floor session  –  Room 321

SM 61 NM LIBRARY NEEDS ASSESSMENT  M. Sanchez  (# 26 of 30 items on the agenda)

This is the Senate companion bill to HM 48.

Joe Sabatini, Co-chair
NMLA Legislation Committee

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