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File #: R-20-68   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed
File created: 6/15/2020 In control: City Council
Final action: 9/9/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Urging The New Mexico Legislature To Authorize An Election On A Proposed Amendment To Article II, Section 6 Of The Constitution Of The State Of New Mexico (Benton, Gibson)
Attachments: 1. R-68
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
9/9/2020 City Council PassedFail Action details
8/17/2020 City Council Accepted Without Recommendation  Action details
8/10/2020 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council Without RecommendationPass Action details
6/15/2020 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
6/15/2020 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-20-68 ENACTMENT NO. _____________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton & Diane Gibson


RESOLUTION
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Urging The New Mexico Legislature To Authorize An Election On A Proposed Amendment To Article II, Section 6 Of The Constitution Of The State Of New Mexico (Benton, Gibson)
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WHEREAS, Article II, Section 6 of the New Mexico Constitution was amended by popular vote in November of 1986, in a manner that apparently diminished municipal authority to address firearms issues at the local level (the "1986 Amendment"); and
WHEREAS, while the City recognizes the present Constitutional right of citizens to keep and bear arms, the 1986 Amendment appears to impose a one-size-fits-all approach for all localities within the state despite the vast differences in population concentrations and other factors amongst various cities and areas of the State, and has largely eliminated local discussion and self-determination on many aspects of this this issues since that time; and
WHEREAS, over thirty years has passed since the 1986 Amendment, and attitudes and perspectives can change drastically over that amount of time; and
WHEREAS, it is now timely for the citizens of New Mexico to once again consider whether the 1986 Amendment should remain in place; and
WHEREAS, the New Mexico Constitution may be amended only by a popular vote on a proposal approved by the Legislature; and
WHEREAS, the legislature may propose constitutional amendments during any regular session.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
Section 1. REQUEST OF LEGISLATURE. The City of Albuquerque requests and encourages the 2021 New Mexico State Legislature to pass a proposal that authorizes the voters of New Mexico to consider whether or not to repeal the 1986 Amendment.
Section 2. SEVERABILITY. If any section, paragraph, sentence, clause, word, or phrase ...

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