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SB 609: ABQ-BERNALILLO WATER AUTHORITY BOARD ELECTION

An Act Relating To The Albuquerque-bernalillo County Water Utility Authority; Providing For An Elected Board Of Directors; Establishing Procedures For The Election Of The Board Of Directors.

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MILD SB 609
ABQ-BERNALILLO WATER AUTHORITY BOARD ELECTION

Legislative URL:
SB 609 on nmlegis.gov
Emergency Clause:
No
Germane:
N/A
Location:
SCONC
Action:
[9] SRC/SCONC-SRC [30] DP-SCONC API.
Issue(s):

Companion Bills

Bills:
ABQ-BERNALILLO WATER AUTHORITY BOARD ELECTION

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Related Documents

Downloads:
Introduced
SRC Committee Report
Fiscal Impact Report

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Summary

This bill provides for an elected board of directors of the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority. Effective January 15, 2017 (following the general election of 2016) the board of directors of the authority will consist of five directors elected from the same five districts from which the Bernalillo County Board of County Commissioners are elected.

 

Each director must reside within the district from which that director is elected. The elected board of directors will serve staggered four-year terms that begin on January 1 of the year following the directors’ election; provided that the members elected in 2016 will, by lot, select three districts from which the directors will serve for terms of four years and two districts from which the directors will serve for terms of two years. Thereafter, all directors will serve four-year terms. Directors are entitled to receive per diem and mileage in accordance with the provisions of the Per Diem and Mileage Act.

 

A possible benefit of this bill might be that a representative, elected board of directors may be more responsive to the needs of their constituents and less likely to be influenced by political deal making.