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{{tnr}}The '''New Mexico Public Defender Office Amendment''', or '''Constitutional Amendment 4''', will appear on the [[New Mexico 2012 ballot measures|November 6, 2012 ballot]] in the state of [[New Mexico]] as a {{lrcafull}}. The measure, if enacted by voters, would remove insurance division from the Public Regulations Commission, and make it an independent entity. According to reports, the measure was proposed during [[Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions|2012 state legislative session]], and was sent to the ballot after legislature voted to do so before the end of session on [[BC2012#February|February 2012]].<ref> [http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_19982934 ''Las Cruces Sun-News'', "Voters to decide on four amendments in November (6:57 p.m.)", February 16, 2012]</ref>
 
{{tnr}}The '''New Mexico Public Defender Office Amendment''', or '''Constitutional Amendment 4''', will appear on the [[New Mexico 2012 ballot measures|November 6, 2012 ballot]] in the state of [[New Mexico]] as a {{lrcafull}}. The measure, if enacted by voters, would remove insurance division from the Public Regulations Commission, and make it an independent entity. According to reports, the measure was proposed during [[Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions|2012 state legislative session]], and was sent to the ballot after legislature voted to do so before the end of session on [[BC2012#February|February 2012]].<ref> [http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_19982934 ''Las Cruces Sun-News'', "Voters to decide on four amendments in November (6:57 p.m.)", February 16, 2012]</ref>
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==Text of measure==
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===Ballot language===
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The language that voters will see on the ballot read as follows:<ref> [http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Voter_Information/Ballot_Bond_Questions.aspx ''New Mexico Secretary of State'', "The 2012 General Election ballots shall contain the following language", Retrieved October 3, 2012]</ref>
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{{quote|''A Joint Resolution Proposing To Amend Article 11 Of The Constitution Of New Mexico To Remove The Regulation Of Insurance Companies And Others Engaged In Risk Assumption From The Public Regulation Commission And Place It Under A Superintendent Of Insurance Appointed <s>[From Nominees Submitted To The Governor]</s> By The Insurance Nominating Committee As <u>Provided By Law.</u>''
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''For ____________''
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''Against ____________''}}
 
==Path to the ballot==
 
==Path to the ballot==
 
According to [[Article XIX, New Mexico Constitution|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 amendment to the ballot.
 
According to [[Article XIX, New Mexico Constitution|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 amendment to the ballot.

Revision as of 15:19, 3 October 2012

Constitutional Amendment 4
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:New Mexico Constitution
Referred by:New Mexico State Legislature
Topic:Admin. of gov't
Status:On the ballot
The New Mexico Public Defender Office Amendment, or Constitutional Amendment 4, will appear on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of New Mexico as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, if enacted by voters, would remove insurance division from the Public Regulations Commission, and make it an independent entity. According to reports, the measure was proposed during 2012 state legislative session, and was sent to the ballot after legislature voted to do so before the end of session on February 2012.[1]

Text of measure

Ballot language

The language that voters will see on the ballot read as follows:[2]

A Joint Resolution Proposing To Amend Article 11 Of The Constitution Of New Mexico To Remove The Regulation Of Insurance Companies And Others Engaged In Risk Assumption From The Public Regulation Commission And Place It Under A Superintendent Of Insurance Appointed [From Nominees Submitted To The Governor] By The Insurance Nominating Committee As Provided By Law.

For ____________

Against ____________[3]

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 amendment to the ballot.

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