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SB 7 - Requires State Agencies to Implement Policies to Reduce Institutional Racism - New Mexico Key Vote

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Title: Requires State Agencies to Implement Policies to Reduce Institutional Racism

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires state agencies to implement policies to reduce institutional racism.

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  • Requires the state to develop policies and plans to address, reduce, and prevent institutional racism, plus provide effective, equitable, and fair service to the state’s diverse communities (Sec. 1). 

  • Requires each state agency to submit a plan to the legislature, by January 1, 2021, that addresses the following (Sec. 1):

    • An assessment of their anti-racist policies in hiring, promotion, retention, pay equity, community engagement, and workplace participation;

    • Creating a data infrastructure that allows for tracking progress toward ending institutional racism; and

    • Instituting a statewide evaluation of race & gender gaps in hiring, promotion, retention, and pay and a plan for rectifying such inequities.

  • Requires the state to include a statement on all job advertisements that clearly articulates the state’s commitment to preventing institutional racism (Sec. 1). 

  • Requires the state to provide demographic statistics for all employees who choose to self-identify as a particular race (Sec. 1).

Title: Requires State Agencies to Implement Policies to Reduce Institutional Racism

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