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New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Insurance Division Amendment, Constitutional Amendment 4 (2012)

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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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