NEW MEXICO: OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORKING FAMILIES MEETING

New Mexico flag Since 2003, the NCSL/AECF Partnership on Family Economic Success has held a yearly meeting to give lawmakers a chance to convene with their colleagues and discuss solutions to the challenges faced by low-income working families. Legislative leadership from 10 states send small teams of legislators to the forum. Participants hear from leading experts and practitioners and develop an action plan that is relevant to their state.

Read New Mexico's state action plans below including a list of attending legislators, priorities areas and legislative action by meeting participants related to their working families policy goals.

History of Participation

New Mexico has participated twice in the working families meeting. Here are the state action plans for New Mexico and a list of team members who have participated in our meeting since 2003.

List of State Team Members from All Years

State Action Plans

2010
2005

All New Mexico State Action Plans and Participants

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Legislative Action by Year

The following legislative actions were taken by team members in relation to their action plan. Legislative actions include follow up meetings with key stakeholders, constituent meetings and newsletters, statutory enactments and resolutions, appropriations, and the creation of legislative working groups.

  • NM HB 53 (2010) - Amends the graduation requirements in the Public School Code to allow a financial literacy course that meets state mathematics academic content and performance standards to qualify as one of the four mathematics units required for high school graduation.
  • NM HB 2 (2009) – Appropriates $250,000 to program support of the workforce solutions department to be transferred to the individual development fund to carry out the provisions of the Individual Development Account Act.
  • NM HB 436 (2007) – Establishes a refundable earned income tax credit at 8 percent of the federal credit.