New Mexico

HM 15 – Study Creating Office Of Outdoor Recreation

Sponsored by: Rep. Nathan Small
A New Mexico memorial that requests that the state "tourism and economic development departments… study the cost and potential economic impact of a state office of outdoor recreation."

Short Summary

Requests that state agencies conduct a study to assess whether the state should set up an Office of Outdoor Recreation in order to attract the outdoor recreation industry to New Mexico.

General Description

“A MEMORIAL REQUESTING THE TOURISM AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENTS TO STUDY THE COST AND FINANCIAL IMPACT OF CREATING A STATE OFFICE OF OUTDOOR RECREATION AND THE ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF RECRUITING OUTDOOR RECREATION PRODUCTS AND SERVICE INDUSTRIES TO NEW MEXICO.” [HM 15, New Mexico Legislature]

Bill Sponsor(s)

Rep. Nathan Small

Detailed Bill Summary 

This memorial requests the New Mexico “tourism and economic development departments… to study the cost and potential economic impact of a state office of outdoor recreation” and “that this study also evaluates the economic potential of recruiting and developing industries that provide products and services related to outdoor recreation to the state.” The resolution requests that the tourism and economic development departments “present their present their findings to the governor, the legislative finance committee and other appropriate legislative interim committees by October 1, 2018.” [HM 15, New Mexico Legislature]

Current Status

01/22/18 – Introduced and referred to House Business & Industry Committee-House Business & Industry Committee. Postponed Indefinitely. [HM 15, New Mexico Legislature]

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