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HB 023: NONPROFIT & PUBLIC SECTOR COLLABORATION GROUP

An Act Relating To Nonprofit Organizations; Creating The Interim Legislative Nonprofit And Public Sector Collaboration Work Group; Making An Appropriation; Declaring An Emergency.

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MILD HB 023
NONPROFIT & PUBLIC SECTOR COLLABORATION GROUP

Legislative URL:
HB 023 on nmlegis.gov
Emergency Clause:
Yes
Germane:
N/A
Location:
HAFC
Action:
HPREF [3] HBEC/HAFC-HBEC [9] DNP-CS/DP-HAFC API.
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Related Documents

Downloads:
Introduced
HBEC Committee Report
HBEC Committee Substitute
Fiscal Impact Report

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Summary

This bill would create the Interim Legislative Nonprofit and Public Sector Collaboration Work Group as an interim legislative work group to study how the state and local governments can collaborate most effectively and efficiently with nonprofit organizations.

 

The work group shall function from the date of its appointment until December 1, 2015, and shall be composed of 15 voting members including:

  • four members from the House of Representatives and four members from the Senate, appointed by the New Mexico Legislative Council so as to give the two political parties having the most members in each house the same total proportionate representation on the work group as prevails in that house;
  • three members whose professional expertise is relevant to the work of the work group, appointed by the New Mexico Legislative Council;
  • the director of the Purchasing Division of the GSD or the director’s designee;
  • the director of the Management and Contracts Review Division of the DFA or the director’s designee;
  • a representative of the Attorney General’s Office, appointed by the attorney general; and
  • one member appointed by the governor.

 

A vacancy on the work group shall be filled by appointment in the same manner as the original appointment.

 

The work group shall study ways in which contracts, contracting processes, capacity to meet state programmatic needs and methods to build capacity and relationships between the state and nonprofit organizations can be improved to maximize the benefits to both the state and nonprofit organizations and shall make a report on the results of the study. The report, including the work group’s findings and recommendations, including recommendations for building capacity, shall be submitted to the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee, the Economic and Rural Development Committee and any other appropriate interim legislative committees by November 1, 2015.

 

The staff for the work group shall be provided by the Legislative Council Service. $250,000 is appropriated from the legislative cash balances to the LCS for expenditure in FY 2015 and 2016 to reimburse the per diem and mileage expenses of the nonprofit and public sector collaboration work group members and to pay the other expenses, including contracting expenses, of the work group.

 

On February 11th the House Business and Employment Committee adopted a committee substitute. The HBEC Substitute for HB 23 increases the size of the work group from 15 to 18 members by adding:

  • one member from the labor community, and
  • two members who represent interests affected by business conducted with the state through nonprofit organizations.

 

A possible benefit of this bill might be the facilitation of more effective and efficient collaboration between conservation organizations and state and local government agencies