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The ordinance requires all new single family residential units, as defined by the 2006 International Residential Code, to be certified according adopted energy standards.Year: 2009•State: New Mexico•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Santa Fe City Council•Policy: Land Use, Environment, Energy, Housing, Family
Bernalillo County Policy Responding to ICE Detainer Requests which indicates that immigration status does not prevent an indivduals ability to be released on bond.Year: 2014•State: New Mexico•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Bernalillo County•Policy: Civil Rights, Regionalism, Family, Immigration, Public Safety
This ordinance prohibits any person, group of persons and/or association from engaging in picketing focused on and taking place in front of or next to a particular residence, without the express prior consent of the occupant(s). The intention of the ordinance is to protect physicians who provide reproductive health services from harassment in their homes.Year: 2013•State: New Mexico•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Bernalillo Board of County Commissioners•Policy: Health, Reproduction, Public Safety
This resolution places proposed charter amendment language on the ballot. The ballot language establishes voluntary limits on campaign spending and equal public financing of campaigns for elections, allows participating candidates for Mayor and Council to voluntarily limit their campaign spending and receive an equal amount of public financing from the General Fund for each office and to agree not to accept or spend private campaign contributions, requires the City Attorney and City Clerk to administer the system with strict accountability to assure that all funds are used in the manner for which they are intended.Year: 2005•State: New Mexico•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Albuquerque City Council•Policy: Democracy, Voting Rights
This ordinance requires that upon receipt of a \'No-Match\' letter, the City of Santa Fe will take no adverse action against any city employee listed on the notice, including firing, laying off, suspending, retaliating, or discriminating against any such employee, and that the City of Santa Fe will not ask any employee, either orally or in writing, to provide documentation to re-verify immigration status, except as required by law.Year: 2006•State: New Mexico•Type: Model Law•Source: Democracy in Action •Policy: Job Quality, Civil Rights, Intergovernmental Relations, Immigration
This ordinance establishes a county minimum wage of $8.00 per hour effective July 1, 2013 and $8.50 per hour effective July 1, 2014, with further increases on January 1, 2015 and annually thereafter based on the annual percentage increase in the CPI as of the preceding October 15. The minimum wage is binding on all non-tipped employment positions taxable by the county. An employer who pay health care or childcare benefits to an employee at least equal to an annualized cost of $2500 may pay that employee $1.00 per hour less than the minimum wage. The ordinance also allows for posting at work sites, record-keeping, civil enforcement, recovery, and penalties for violators.Year: 2013•State: New Mexico•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners•Policy: Job Quality, Civil Rights, Wages and Benefits
The ordinance requires the city and all qualifying businesses to pay employees a living wage; and indexes minimum wage increases to the consumer price index for the western region for urban wage earners and clerical workers.Year: 2007•State: New Mexico•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Santa Fe City Council•Policy: Finance, Job Quality, Wages and Benefits, Revenue, Economic Equality