Publication of Capital Outlay Information Bill Passes the House of Representatives Unanimously

Publication of Capital Outlay Information Bill Passes the House of Representatives Unanimously

Santa Fe, NM – Today, House Bill 262, Publication of Capital Outlay Information, sponsored by Representative Matthew McQueen (D-Galisteo), was passed by the New Mexico House of Representatives. This bill would require Legislative Council Service to publish a list of all projects included in capital outlay bills passed by the legislature, including the amounts allocated to projects by each legislator.

“This important piece of legislation ensures that capital outlay requests made by legislators are easily accessible to the public,” said Rep. Matthew McQueen (D-Galisteo). “I am proud to help bring much needed transparency to the capital outlay process, and I feel optimistic that our colleagues in the Senate will be supportive as well.”

House Bill 262 was passed by the House Chamber and now heads to the Senate to continue the legislative process.