SENATE BILL 389
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
RELATING TO SPORTS; REINSTITUTING THE SPORTS AUTHORITY DIVISION OF THE TOURISM DEPARTMENT; CHANGING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE SPORTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 9-15A-10 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 2007, Chapter 286, Section 2 and Laws 2007, Chapter 287, Section 2) is amended to read:
"9-15A-10. DUTIES OF THE SPORTS AUTHORITY DIVISION.--[A.] The sports authority division of the department shall:
[(1)] A. develop an overall strategic plan for recruiting and retaining [all] various forms of professional and amateur sporting events;
[(2)] B. identify existing infrastructure for sporting activities, identify and propose future infrastructure and locations and identify opportunities for private and public partnerships on infrastructure;
C. inventory all high school and college sports venues, including the date of the venue's original construction and the venue's seating capacity;
D. inventory all public and private sports venues, including little league fields, soccer fields, indoor basketball courts and ice rinks;
[(3)] E. foster relationships between sporting event organizers and event sponsors; [and]
[(4)] F. foster relationships among state and local agencies and provide advice and direction needed to increase the number and quality of sporting events held in New Mexico; and
G. make recommendations to the legislature to enhance sports opportunities for students and young athletes.
[B. The sports authority division may promulgate rules as necessary to:
(1) provide additional professional and amateur sports participation by New Mexico residents;
(2) provide for the welfare of participants in sporting events;
(3) provide for adequate safety measures for and ethical operation of sporting events;
(4) recruit and maintain professional and amateur sporting events to be held in New Mexico; and
(5) address the fiscal and tax implications of Paragraphs (1) through (4) of this subsection.]"
SECTION 2. Section 9-15A-11 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 2007, Chapter 286, Section 3 and Laws 2007, Chapter 287, Section 3) is amended to read:
"9-15A-11. SPORTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE.--
A. The "sports advisory committee" is created to advise and support the sports authority division of the department.
B. The sports advisory committee consists of [twenty-five] the lieutenant governor or the lieutenant governor's designee, who shall serve as chair of the committee, and ten members of the public appointed by the governor. [and six ex-officio voting members as follows:
(1) the superintendent of regulation and licensing;
(2) the secretary of economic development;
(3) the secretary of tourism
(4) the secretary of taxation and revenue;
(5) the chief counsel to the governor; and
(6) the governor's deputy chief of staff for legislative affairs.
C. An ex-officio member may designate in writing another person to attend meetings of the committee and to the same extent and with the same effect act in the ex-officio member's stead.
D. Public] C. Members shall be appointed for four-year terms expiring on January 1 and shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. Members serve until their successors have been appointed and qualified. The governor may fill any vacancies on the committee for the remainder of an unexpired term.
[E. The committee shall have two co-chairs appointed by the governor, one of whom shall be an ex-officio member and one of whom shall be a public member.]
D. The committee may elect such other officers as it deems necessary to carry out its duties.
[F.] E. Public members of the committee [shall] are entitled to receive per diem and mileage as provided for nonsalaried public officers in the Per Diem and Mileage Act and shall receive no other compensation, perquisite or allowance.
[G.] F. Representation on the committee shall resemble the demographics of New Mexico [in conjunction with the three congressional districts]. No more than five public members shall be members of the same political party at the time of their appointments."
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