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New Mexico Amendment 1, Creation of a Public Education Commission (September 2003)

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New Mexico Amendment 1, also known as the Public Education Act, was on the September 23, 2003 special election ballot in New Mexico as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

Question 1 created a Public Education Commission in New Mexico. The pre-existing Department of Public Education was elevated to a cabinet department headed by a New Mexico Secretary of Education who serves in the state's executive cabinet.

Election results

Amendment 1
Approveda Yes 101,542 54.98%

Text of measure

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Transfers the state Department of Public Education to a cabinet department headed by a secretary of public education who shall serve in the executive cabinet. Creates a Public Education Commission.

Constitutional changes

Question 1 amended Section 6 of Article 12 of the New Mexico Constitution.

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