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.
| Amendment 1|
| Yes|| 101,542|| 54.98%|
Text of measure
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.
Question 1 amended Section 6 of Article 12 of the New Mexico Constitution.