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Lobbying / Legislative Initiatives

Santa Fe County utilizes staff and or Elected Officials to see that Santa Fe County priorities are accomplished in accordance with the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) direction. Often times the BCC will pass a resolution in support of specific priorities.

Rudy Garcia is the Santa Fe County Legislative Liaison Project Manager and is a Santa Fe County employee.

Contact Information
RGarcia@santafecountynm.gov
505-992-9865

Santa Fe County is a member of New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC), and pays annual membership dues in the amount of $40,400 per fiscal year. The membership dues are not strictly for lobbying services, but include this service. NMAC assists all 33 counties in New Mexico with lobbying efforts. NMAC is the only funded lobbying association that Santa Fe County belongs to and the lobbying priorities are based on the NMAC Board priorities.

NMAC Legislative Webpage http://www.nmcounties.org/legislative.html

Santa Fe County Recommended Projects

Resolutions for the 2014 Legislative Session

Resolution: 2013-87
Resolution Supporting Notice of Liens
The NMAC Board in 2011 and 2012 Approved County Clerks Resolutions Affirming that the Owner of a Property Should Be Informed When a Lien is Recorded, the County Clerks Affiliate Now Seeks NMAC Priority Status for this Issue

Resolution: 2013-88
Resolution Supporting Suspension Of Medicaid Benefits In Lieu Of Termination Upon Incarceration In County Detention Centers For
Santa Fe County Board of Commissioners Supports Legislation That Would Require The Suspension of Medicaid in Lieu of Termination Upon Incarceration in County Detention Centers for Youth and Adults

Resolution: 2013-89
Resolution Supporting Delinquent Property Tax Payments
Santa Fe County Board of Commissioners Supports Legislation That Would Amend State Statute 7-38-62 to Authorize County Treasurers to Receive All Payments of Property Taxes Including for Those Properties that have Been Turned Over to the Property Tax Division

Resolution: 2013-90
Resolution Supporting Delinquent Property Tax List Definition
Santa Fe County Board of Commissioners Supports Legislation That Would Clarify the Responsibility of County Treasurers and the Property Tax Division

Resolution: 2013-91
A Resolution Supporting The 2014 Legislative Priorities Of The New Mexico Association of Counties
In August 2013 the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Association of Counties Approved Seven Legislative Priorities For Consideration by the New Mexico Legislature at its 2014 Regular Legislative Session see document for priorities

Resolution: 2013-98
A Resolution Supporting Property Tax Equity
Santa Fe County Board of Commissioners Support Legislation That Will Provide For The Proposed Changes to 7-36-21.2 NMSA Allowing for a More Equitable Property Valuation Process

Resolution: 2013-99
A Resolution Supporting Non-Residential Real Property Sales Disclosure
Santa Fe County Board of Commissioners Support Legislation That Will Provide for the Disclosure of Sales Data for all Real Property Except as Specifically Excluded

Resolution: 2013-100
A Resolution Supporting County Correctional Facility Gross Receipts Tax
Santa Fe County Board of Commissioners Supports Legislation That Would Increase the County Correctional Facility Gross Receipts Tax from Two to Four Increments of One-Sixteenth of One Percent Resulting in a Maximum Tax of One Fourth of One Percent

Resolution: 2013-101
Resolution Authorizing And Supporting An Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan
Authorizing and Supporting an Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan for Santa Fe County and Associated Waiver of Requirements of Resolution 2013-26

Resolutions for the 2013 Legislative Session (Click to View)

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