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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 1

49TH LEGISLATURE - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - FIRST SESSION, 2009

INTRODUCED BY

William E. Sharer

A JOINT RESOLUTION
PROPOSING TO AMEND ARTICLE 2 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW MEXICO
BY ADOPTING A NEW SECTION 25 TO PROVIDE THE PEOPLE OF NEW
MEXICO WITH THE RIGHT TO MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT THEIR HEALTH
CARE.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
Section 1. It is proposed to amend Article 2 of the
constitution of New Mexico by adopting a new Section 25 to
read:

"No law shall be enacted that:

A. restricts a person's freedom of choice of a
private health care system or plan;

B. interferes with a person's right to pay directly
for lawful medical services; or

C. imposes a penalty or fine of any type on a
person for choosing to obtain or to decline health care
coverage or for participation in a particular health care
system or plan."

Section 2. The amendment proposed by this resolution
shall be submitted to the people for their approval or
rejection at the next general election or at any special
election prior to that date that may be called for that
purpose.

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