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SB 3 - Establishes the "Small Business Recovery Act of 2020" - New Mexico Key Vote


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Title: Establishes the "Small Business Recovery Act of 2020"

Title: Establishes the "Small Business Recovery Act of 2020"

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Title: Establishes the "Small Business Recovery Act of 2020"

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Vote to pass a bill that establishes the "Small Business Recovery Act of 2020".



  • Establishes the Small Business Recovery Loan Fund, consisting of appropriations, gifts, grants, deposits, transfers, and donations to the fund (Sec. 3). 

  • Requires the state investment council to develop a funding schedule to ensure that sufficient funding is made available to carry out the provisions of the bill (Sec. 3). 

  • Authorizes the state to evaluate the qualifications of any small business that applies for a loan, which may include an independent credit reporting agency (Sec. 4). 

  • Authorizes the state to use the provisions of the New Mexico Finance Authority Act to assist in the administration of distributing loans (Sec. 4). 

  • Establishes that no loan amount shall exceed $75,000 (Sec. 4). 

  • Establishes that small business recovery loans will be made for an initial period of 3 years, bearing an annual interest rate equal to half the Wall Street Journal prime rate (Sec. 5). 

  • Authorizes small businesses with annual gross revenue of $500,000 or less that received a loan to attain additional funding of one-half percent of the loan amount, provided that (Sec. 6):

    • The additional amount shall not be included in the loan and does not require repayment;

    • The additional amount shall be provided to the service provider; and

    • The state shall use funding made available for this bill to provide the service provider with an additional amount. 

  • Requires the state to publish a report to the legislature on the total number of loans given, beginning prior to October 1, 2021, and each October 1 for the next 4 years (Sec. 7). 

  • Establishes that the state will commit to invest one percent of the average year-end market values of the severance tax permanent fund to make loans to local governments within 30 days of this bill’s passage (Sec. 8). 

  • Establishes that local governments are eligible if they show that they experienced at least a 10 percent decline in tax revenue for the last quarter of the fiscal year 2020 (Sec. 8). 

  • Authorizes the state investment officer to make investments in New Mexico businesses to create new job opportunities and support new, emerging, or expanding businesses (Sec. 10).

  • Appropriates $400 million to severance tax permanent fund for small businesses (Sec. 10). 

  • Establishes that this bill takes effect immediately upon passage (Sec. 11).

Title: Establishes the "Small Business Recovery Act of 2020"