Actions:  SCC/SCONC/SFC-SCC germane-SCONC  DP-SFC  DP - PASSED/S (31-0)  HAFC-HAFC  DP - PASSED/H (67-0) SGND BY GOV (Feb. 28) Ch. 14.
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Senate Bill 17 (SB 17) authorizes the New Mexico Finance Authority to make loans or grants from the Water Project Fund for certain water projects and declares an emergency. SB 17 declares an emergency. The NM Finance Authority Oversight Committee requested the introduction of SB 17.Legislation Overview:
Senate Bill 17 (SB 17) authorizes the New Mexico Finance Authority to make loans or grants from the Water Project Fund (Section 72-4A-9 NMSA 1978) to the following qualified entities for the following qualifying water projects: Water Storage, Conveyance and Delivery Projects: • City of Santa Fe; • Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (CD); • NM New Model Community Ditch Association (Hidalgo County); • Towns of Bernalillo and Red River; • La Jara Mutual Domestic Water Association (MDWA) and Mutual Domestic Sewage Works Association (MDSWA); • Lincoln MDW Consumers Association and Lincoln Sewage Works; • Quail Hollow MDW Users Association; • Regina MDW Consumers Association Inc (Sandoval County); • Sangre de Cristo Regional MDW Consumers and MSWA Association; • Talpa MDW Consumers Association; • Cañada de los Alamos MDWA Consumers and MSWA (Santa Fe County); • EMWT Regional Water Association (RWA) (Torrance County); • San Francisco Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD); • Eldorado Area Water and Sanitation District (WSD); • Ramah WSD; • Williams Acres WSD; • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority (WUA) (Curry County); • Villages of Milan, Ruidoso and Tijeras; Flood Prevention Projects • Cities of Anthony and Sunland Park; • Luna County; • Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority; • Village of Milan Watershed Restoration and Management Projects • Greater Chimayó MDW Consumers Association; • San Juan SWCD; • Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Dept. (EMNRD) (Socorro County); Water Conservation, Treatment, Recycling or Reuse Projects • City of Albuquerque (three projects); • Los Alamos County; • Albuquerque-Bernalillo WUA (two projects) Federal Endangered Species Act implementation Projects • Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) (Bernalillo County); SB 17 declares an emergency. The NM Finance Authority Oversight Committee requested the introduction of SB 17.