Music Commission Act

18-16-1. Short title.

This act may be cited as the “Music Commission Act”.

History: Laws 2009, ch. 13, § 1.

18-16-2. Definitions.

As used in the Music Commission Act:

  1. “commission” means the music commission;
  2. “department” means the cultural affairs department; and
  3. “division” means the arts division of the department.

History: Laws 2009, ch. 13, § 2.

18-16-3. Music commission; created; members; terms; compensation.

  1. The “music commission” is created. The commission is administratively attached to the division.
  2. The commission is composed of fifteen members appointed by the governor. Members shall be residents of New Mexico, broadly representative of the various fields of music, and widely known for their professional competence and experience.
  3. Five members of the commission shall serve initial terms of one year, five members shall serve initial terms of two years and five members shall serve initial terms of three years as determined by the governor; thereafter, terms shall be for three years. A vacancy on the commission shall be filled by appointment by the governor for the unexpired portion of the term of the member creating the vacancy.
  4. The governor shall appoint the chairperson of the commission, and the commission may appoint other officers as it deems necessary to carry out the purposes of the Music Commission Act. The commission shall hold at least four meetings each calendar year.
  5. Members of the commission shall not receive any compensation, perquisite or allowance.

History: Laws 2009, ch. 13, § 3.

18-16-4. Music commission; duties.

The commission shall:

  1. advise the division, the department, other state agencies and the governor concerning the protection, promotion and preservation of music and the music industry in New Mexico;
  2. advise the division on music-related policies;
  3. advise and assist public agencies in elevating the role of music in New Mexico;
  4. foster appreciation of the value of music;
  5. make New Mexico a music destination for both visitors and music professionals;
  6. encourage the educational, creative and professional musical activities of the residents of New Mexico and attract outstanding musicians to New Mexico through appropriate programs of publicity, education and coordination and through direct activities, such as sponsorship of music;
  7. protect, promote and preserve the musical traditions of New Mexico; and
  8. accept on behalf of the state donations of money, property and other things of value as, in the division’s discretion, are suitable and will best further the aims of the Music Commission Act.

History: Laws 2009, ch. 13, § 4.

New Mexico Music Commission Statutes: This link will launch a downloadable .pdf file of the Statutes.

Other Sources

  • New Mexico Arts Statutes: This link will display statutes for New Mexico Arts. The Music Commission is administratively attached to NM Arts. NM Arts is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.
  • New Mexico Statutes and Court Rules: This link will launch a searchable database of all state statutes and court rules, per the New Mexico Public Access Law – Statutes and Court Rules (unannotated) provided by the New Mexico Compilation Commission.