League Policy Process
1. Policy Committees meet to review previous year’s conference Resolutions and Statement of Municipal Policy, as well as newly-submitted Resolutions and statements to be added to Policy. Proposed Resolutions or proposed Policy Statement amendments may be submitted by Committee members, member municipalities or League subsections. Committee makes necessary amendments and adopts, rejects, refers to appropriate other committee or (if resolution is not germane to coming session) refers to following year’s committee.
Committee prioritizes all Resolutions it adopts (including those staff is directed to draft) as “High,” “Medium” or “Low” priority. Committee then ranks all “High” priority Resolutions in descending order, with “1″ as highest rank. Policy Committee recommendations go to the Resolutions Committee.
2. Resolutions Committee meets and reviews proposed Resolutions and proposed Statement of Municipal Policy as submitted by Policy Committees. Additional proposed Resolutions or proposed Policy Statement amendments may be submitted by Committee members, member municipalities or League subsections. Resolutions Committee makes necessary amendments and adopts or rejects. Resolutions Committee recommendations go to Annual Business Meeting.
3. At the League Annual Conference, the Annual Business Meeting reviews proposed Resolutions and proposed Statement of Municipal Policy submitted by Resolutions Committee. Additional proposed Resolutions or Policy statements may be submitted by voting delegates (signatures of 7 voting delegates required). Business Meeting makes necessary amendments and adopts or rejects.
Conference Resolutions and the Statement of Municipal Policy adopted by the Annual Business Meeting become the League’s official documents for the year ending with the next Annual Business Meeting.
4. At a fall meeting of the League Board of Directors, the Board reviews the Conference Resolutions and prioritizes them as “High,” “Medium” or “Low” priority for action in the upcoming legislative session. The Board then selects its top priorities to become the League’s primary legislative agenda.
At a joint meeting of the Executive Committees of the Boards of Directors of the League and the New Mexico Association of Counties, the two committees select those resolutions of the two associations which they jointly agree deserve joint association support in the legislative session.