2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 50: Employment Law
Article 14: Workforce Development, 50-14-1 through 50-14-16
Section 50-14-6: Youth councils; membership; duties.

NM Stat § 50-14-6 (1996 through 1st Sess 50th Legis) What's This?

50-14-6. Youth councils; membership; duties.

A. The provisions of this section apply to the extent required by the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

B. The membership of each youth council shall include:

(1) members of the local board with interest or expertise in youth policy; representatives of youth service agencies, including juvenile justice and law enforcement agencies; and representatives of local public housing;

(2) parents of eligible youth seeking assistance;

(3) persons, including former participants as defined pursuant to the New Mexico Works Act [27-28-1 NMSA 1978], and representatives of organizations, that have experience relating to youth activities;

(4) representatives of job corps, as appropriate; and

(5) other persons that the chairman of the local board, in cooperation with the chief elected official, determines to be appropriate.

C. Members of the youth council who are not members of the local board shall be voting members of the youth council and nonvoting members of the local board.

D. The duties of the youth council shall include:

(1) developing the portions of the local plan relating to eligible youth, as determined by the chairman of the local board;

(2) recommending eligible youth providers to the local board;

(3) conducting oversight of eligible providers of youth activities and coordinating youth activities authorized pursuant to the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 subject to the approval of the local board; and

(4) performing other duties as determined to be appropriate by the chairman of the local board.

E. A member of a local board or youth council may not vote on a matter under consideration by the local board regarding the provision of services by the member or by an entity that the member represents or that would provide direct financial benefit to the member or the immediate family of the member engaged in any activity determined by the governor to constitute a conflict of interest as specified in the state plan prepared pursuant to the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

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