New Mexico Library Acquisition and Construction Bonds, Bond Question B (2012)

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Bond Question B
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Type:legislatively-referred state statute
Referred by:New Mexico State Legislature
Topic:Bond issues
Status:Approveda
New Mexico Bond Question Bwas a legislatively-referred bond question on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of New Mexico, where it was approved.

The measure authorized bonds to make capital expenditures for public library resource acquisitions. The bonds cannot exceed $9,830,000.

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results

The following are unofficial election results:

New Mexico Bond Question B (2012)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 415,068 62.03%
No254,09937.97%

Results via New Mexico Secretary of State as of 11/09/2012.

Text of the measure

Ballot language

The language that voters saw on the ballot read as follows:[1]

The 2012 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act authorizes the issuance and sale of library acquisition and construction bonds. Shall the state be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed nine million eight hundred thirty thousand dollars ($9,830,000) to make capital expenditures for academic, public school, tribal and public library resource acquisitions and construction and provide for a general property tax imposition and levy for the payment of principal of, interest on and expenses incurred in connection with the issuance of the bonds and the collection of the tax as permitted by law?

For ____________

Against ____________[2]

Support

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library administrator Lynette Schurdevin stated that the library would see $244,498.02 that would go toward updating and replacing the computer lab. According to Schurdevin, "The money would go a long ways. It would also include audio books, downloadable e-books, databases for researching."[3]

Opposition

No opposition has been identified yet.

Path to the ballot

According to Article XIX of the New Mexico Constitution, it takes a majority vote of all members of both houses of the New Mexico State Legislature to refer a proposed measure to the ballot.

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