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New Mexico Water Trust Fund, Constitutional Amendment 3 (2006)
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The amendment added a new section to Article 16 of the Constitution of New Mexico to create a "water trust fund" to support projects designed to preserve and protect the state's water supply. The amendment also mandated an annual distribution to support the fund.
It was proposed to amend Article 16 of the constitution of New Mexico by adding a new section to read:
- "A. The "water trust fund" is created in the state treasury to conserve and protect the water resources of New Mexico and to ensure that New Mexico has the water it needs for a strong and vibrant future. The purpose of the fund shall be to secure a supply of clean and safe water for New Mexico’s residents. The fund shall consist of money appropriated, donated or otherwise accrued to the fund. Money in the fund shall be invested by the state investment officer as land grant permanent funds are invested, and there shall be strict accountability and oversight measures as provided by the state investment council to ensure appropriate safety of and return on investments. Earnings from investment of the fund shall be credited to the fund. Money in the fund shall not revert or be expended for any purpose, but an annual distribution shall be made to the water project fund, which shall be used only to support critically needed projects that preserve and protect New Mexico's water supply and is in accordance with Subsection B of this section.
- B. On July 1, 2008 and each fiscal year thereafter, an annual distribution shall be made from the water trust fund pursuant to law, and that distribution shall then be appropriated by the legislature only for water projects consistent with a state water plan and as otherwise provided by law."
John R. D'Antonio, Jr., P.E.
- Chairman and State Engineer
Mr. William F. Fulginiti, Vice Chairman
- Executive Director of NM Municipal League
Mr. Nelson Cordova, Secretary
- NM Commission on Indian Affairs Appointee
Wm. "Bill" C. Sisneros
- Executive Director of the NM Finance Authority
Ms. Paula Garcia
- Representative - Acequia Water Users
Ms. Trudy Healy
- Representative - Irrigation or Conservancy District Surface Water
Mr. Tom Davis
- Representative - Soil & Water Conservation Districts
Ms. Denise Fort
- Representative - Environmental Community
Mr. Gustavo Cordova
- Executive Director of NM Association of Counties
Mr. Frank Dayish
- Vice President, Navajo Nation
Mr. I. Miley Gonzalez
- Director, Department of Agriculture
Dr. Bruce Thompson
- Director, Department of Game and Fish
Secretary Joanna Prukop
- Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
Secretary Ron Curry
- Environment Department
- New Mexico 2006 election results (dead link) (Scroll to page 9)
- Voters will be asked if the Water Trust Fund will become a permanent fund
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