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ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR DIVISION OF SOCIAL RESEARCH
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Preface -

. This bulletin is one of a series intended to present in
abstract form the public welfare provisions of the laws of each of
the States.

The purpose of these bulletins is to give a brief review
‘ Q? of the provisions for public assistance under the laws of the several

_§> Jurisdictions, and of the administrative agencies set up by law with
:2 reference thereto. A chart showing the organizational relationships

. :3 of the administrative agencies is included.
‘5 The possibility of error in attempting with a limited staff
5 and in a limited time to assemble and digest the formidable mass of
E material incident to such a study is frankly recognized. The coopera-
‘g tion of those who have occasion to use these digests in reporting any
T; errors of omission or commission noted, or in suggesting improvement
Ji‘ in form or content, is invited and will be greatly appreciated.
'1, Meanwhile it is hoped that those interested in considering
2: the reorganization or strengthening of public Welfare services in the
\; several States may find the digests of practical value.
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 INDEX To
DIGEST OF WELFARE LAWS OF STATE OF NEW MEXICO

Public Welfare Provisions Page
General Poor Relief. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2901
Aid to Dependent Children in Their Own Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2902
Care of Dependent and Neglected Children (Institutions and Agencies) . . 2904
Note on Old Age Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2906
Note on Blind Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2907
Veteran Relief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2908
Note on Emergency (Unemployment) Relief. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2909
Administrative Provisions
Board of Directors of State Relief and Security Authority. . . . . . . . 2910
Board of the State Department of Public Welfare. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2912

Bureau of Child Welfare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2912
Board of Supervisors (Board of Visitors) of Orphans'

Home and Industrial School (State-aided). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2915

. Board of Trustees of State Industrial School (Reform School) . . . . . . 2917 '

Board of State Girls' Welfare Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2920
Board of Directors of State Insane Asylum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2922
Board of Directors of State Home and Training

School for Mental Defectives. ._. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2926
Board of Trustees of State Institute for the Blind . . . . . . . . . . . 2928
Board of Regents of State Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb . . . . . . . . . 2930
Disabled Soldiers' Relief Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2952
State Board of Penitentiary Commissioners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2954

Superintendent of State Penitentiary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2954
State Prison Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2934
Note on State-aided Charitable Institutions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2939
District Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2940
Juvenile Court (Session of District Court) . . .-. . . . . . . . . . . . 2945
Board of County Commissioners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2946
County Branch of State Relief and Security Authority . . . . . . . . . . 2910
Chart Showing Public Welfare Agencies

 New Mexico 2901
. DIGEST OF PUBLIC WELFARE PROVISIONS
GENERAL POOR RELIEF
(a) Description of class
Deserving indigent persons who are objects of charity. 1/
(b) Procedure for determining eligibility
No provision
(c) Measure of responsibility
Such provision as the Board of County Commissioners, city
council or other governing board of incorporated cities, towns or villages
of the State may deem proper. 1/
(d) Qualifications imposed
The acquisition of legal settlement follows the voting laws
of the State. The applicant must have been a resident of the State for
one year, and of the county for 90 days. 2/
(e) Incidence of financial responsibility
. On the county or city. 2/ (Obligation optional. 1/)
(f) Taxes
Property tax of not exceeding one—half of one mill on all
property within the limits of the county or municipality. Proceeds of
tax are covered into the Indigent FUnd. E/
(g) Administrative agencies
Boards of County Commissioners 1/, or county branch office
of the State Relief and Security Authority, if established. 2/
(h) Supervisory controls
The State Relief and Security Authority has power to super—
vise and administer public assistance, public welfare, and social security
in the State. This includes the care and support of inhabitants of the
State who are sick, aged, indigent, or otherwise unable to support theme
selves. §/
1. Stat. Ann. (1929), Sec. 101-101. .
2. Ibid, Sec. 41-210.
5. Ibid, Sec. 101—102.
4. Laws (1935), Ch. 86, Sec. 4 (ll).
5. Ibid, Sec. 4 (8).

 2902 New Mexico - Digest of Public Welfare Provisions
AID T0 DEPENDENI‘ CHIIDRDI IN THEIR OWN HOMES .
(a) Description of class
Mother, or any competent female relative of a needy child
under 16 years of age, or any person who accepts the responsibility for
such child. 1/
(b) Procedure for determining eligibility
Application, on a form furnished by the State Bureau of
Child Welfare, may be filed with the county clerk, by or on behalf of,
any person desiring to receive an allowance for a needy child. E] Upon
the filing of the application the county clerk must notify the State
Bureau of Child Welfare in writing and transmit a copy of the applica-

. ' tion to the Bureau. It is the duty of the Bureau to investigate the
matters set forth in the application and to ascertain that all required
conditions have been met. The Bureau must report the results of its
investigations to the chairman of the Board of County Commissioners. The
Board of County Commissioners may make such independent inquiries and
investigations as it may desire. E/ The State Bureau of Child Welfare
and the Board of County Commissioners Jointly decide the amount of
assistance to be granted. 3/

No allowance is made for a longer continuous period than
6 months, but in the discretion of the State Bureau of Child Welfare
and the Board of County Commissioners, it may be renewed. 3/ . _

(c) Measure of responsibility

Allowance not to exceed $20 per month for one child, nor

$40 per month for the children of one family. 3/ _
(d) Qualifications imposed

The mother, or other person to whom aid is given, must be
capable and fit physically, mentally, and morally to bring up the
child for whom aid is requested; must have been a resident of the State
for 2 years, and of the county for one year immediately preceding appli-
cation. If the anther-is dead, she must have been a resident of the
State for 2 years, and of the county for one year immediately preceding
her death. g/
1. Laws (1951), Ch. 49, Sec. 4.

The provisions of this Act do not become operative in any county

of this State until they have been adopted by a resolution or the
Board of County Commissioners at one of its regular meetings. Ibid,
Sec. 6.
2. Laws (1931), Ch. 49, Sec.2; Stat. Ann. (1929), Sec. 126-106.
5. Laws (1931), Ch. 49, Sec. 5; Stat. Ann.(1929), Sec. 126—103.
4. Laws (1931), Ch. 49, Sec. 5; Stat. Ann.(1929), Sec. 126-106. '

 1 New Mexico — Digest of Public Welfare Provisions 2905
. AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN IN THEIR OWN HOMES (Cont'd)
(d) Qualifications imposed (Cont'd)

The child, if of proper age, and physically and mentally
able, must meet requirements of the State compulsory school legislation.
Aid must be necessary in order for it to receive adequate support and
educztion. E/ ‘

The father of the child must be dead; an inmate of an in-
stitution for the mentally defective or the mentally diseased; and an
inmate of a penal institution while under sentence for a felony;
permanently incapacitated for work by reason of mental or physical
infirmity; must have deserted the mother of such child or children, or

- have been divorced by or from her, in which case the mother must have .
made an unsuccessful attempt to compel him to support the child. 6/

The income from, or the amount of real or personal prop—
erty owned by the person applying for such aid, or held in trust for
the child must not be of an amount or character which makes the giving
of public aid unnecessary. §/

(e) Incidence of financial responsibility

0n the county. 3/ (Obligation optional. g/) If funds
are available, the State reimburses the county 50 percent of its
expenditures. 1/

I (f) Taxes

County: County tax of not exceeding one—half mill on each
dollar of taxable property. 2/ '

State: No specific provision. (State general fund. Z/)

(g) Administrative agencies

Board of County Commissioners in cooperation with State

Bureau of Child Welfare of the Department of Public Welfare. g]
(h) Supervisory controls

No specific provision. See "Board of Directors of State
Relief and Security Authority".
______________________________________________________________________
5. Laws (1951), Ch. 49, Sec. 5; Stat. Ann. (1929), Sec. 126-106.

6. Laws (1951), Ch. 49, Sec. 4.
7. Ibid, Sec. 7.
8. Ibid, Sec. 6.

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CARE OF DEPENDENT AND NEGIECTED CHILDREN (INSTITUTIONS AND AGENCIES) .
(a) Description of class
Any child of either sex, under the age of 16 years who is
destitute, homeless or abandoned, or dependent upon the public for sup-
port, who has not proper parental care or guardianship; or is found
begging or soliciting or receiving alms; or is found in any house of
prostitution, or living with any vicious or disreputable person; or who >
has no responsible parent or guardian, or who has a home which, by reason
of neglect, abuse, mistreatment, cruelty, or depravity on the part of its
parents, guardians, or the persons in whose care it may be, is an unfit
place for such child. 1/ Orphans under 14 years of age. 2/
(b) Procedure for determining eligibility
Proceedings for the care of abandoned and neglected children
may be commenced by the filing of an information with the clerk of the ’
district court for the county. This information may be filed by the
distrcit attorney for such district, or it may be signed, sworn to and
filed by any resident of the State over 21 years of age. g/
Orphans: A.verified petition by an interested person to the
district court, stating that the child has been abandoned. 2/
(0) Measure of responsibility
Care by an individual or by some association, organized for .
the care or disposition of orphans, dependent or neglected children; such
individual or association to be designated by the court. The child is
subject to the guardianship of the individual or association until it is
legally adopted by some person approved by the court. A child may be
adopted without the consent of its parents or guardian, by an agreement
with the court acknowledged by the individual or association adopting
the child. 5/
EEIEEEEE Commitment by the district court to some charitable
institution organized and existing for that purpose within the State. 2/
______________________._________________________._______________________.___.
1. Stat. Ann. (1929), Sec. 22-102.
2. Ibid, Sec. 62-301.
3. Ibid, Sec. 22-103.
The filed information must contain a statement of the facts which
brought the child within the provisions of the Act. It is the duty of
the District Attorney of the State to prosecute the proceeding. A copy
of the information must be served upon the parents or guardian of the
child, and the court may make necessary orders for compelling the pro-
duction of the child in court, or before any referee appointed by the
court. Subpoenas may be issued to compel the attendance of witnesses.
Pending final disposition of the matter, the court may direct that the '
child be left with its parents or guardian, or with some family willing
to assume its care, or that it be placed in an institution or place pro-
vided by the State or county, or that it be placed in charge of an
association having for its object the care of orphans or dependent and
neglected children. Ibid. .
4. Stat. Ann. (1929), Sec. 22-106.

 New Mexico - Digest of Public Welfare Provisions 2905
. CARE OF DEPENDENT AND NEGIECTED CHILDREN (INSTITUTIOE AND AGENCIES) (Cont'd)
(d) Qualifications imposed
No provision.
(e) Incidence of financial responsibility
County pays charitable institutions not to exceed $10 per
month for the care of children committed to institutions, if the court
so orders. 5/
The State aids the Orphans' Home and Industrial School §/,
and the St. Vincent's Hospital (and Orphanage) at Santa Fe. 2/
(f) Taxes
County property tax not to exceed one—half mill. 8/
(g) State general fund. 2/
(g) Administrative ggencies
The district court has exclusive jurisdiction in all matters
relating to the care, treatment, control, and disposition of dependent
and neglected children. 10/
. ’ Probate judge places all orphan and indigent children with
some good and reputable person. 11/
' (h) Supervisory controls V
No provision.
5. Stat. Ann. (1929), Sec. 22-401, 62—502, 62-505.
6. Ibid, Sec. 150—706; Laws (1955), Ch. 95.
‘ 7. Stat. Ann. (1929), Sec. 150-802.
8. Ibid, Sec. 62-502.
9. Laws (1955), Ch. 95.
10. Stat. Ann. (1929), Sec. 22-101.
11. Ibid, Sec. 150—704.

 2906 New Mexico - Digest of Public Welfare Provisions
NOTE ON on) AGE ASSISTANCE .
The Board of Directors of the State Relief and Security
Authority supervises and administers public assistance, public welfare,
and social security throughout the State, including the care and sup-
port of inhabitants of the State who are sick, aged, indigent, or
otherwise unable to support themselves. 3/
The Board is empowered to cooperate with the United
States in any matter relating to the exercise of the powers vested
in the Authority including old age pensions and unemployment insurance,
and to expend for such purpose any money appropriated to the Authority '
for these purposes. 2/
The Board is empowered to set up branch offices in any
or all counties of the State, provided that not more than one branch
is established in any one county; and provided that the Board of County
Commissioners has the right to nominate the person to be in charge of
the branch, but such person is appointed only with the approval of the
Board of Directors of the Authority. The County Branch is set up for
the purpose of carrying out the objects and purposes of the Authority
in the county. If the Board of County Commissioners and the State
Authority are unable to agree the Governor names the executive. 2/
The Board has power to administer all public funds appro-
priated to the Authority for public assistance, public welfare, and
social security by the State, or any county or municipality of the
State, or by the United States or any instrumntality or agency thereof. 2/ .
1. Laws (1935), Ch. 86, Sec. 4 (8).
2. Ibid, Sec. 4 (10).
3. Ibid, Sec. 4 (11).
4. Ibid, Sec. 4 (8’9).

 New Mexico — Digest of Public Welfare Provisions 2907
. NOTE ON BLIND ASSISTANCE

The Board of Directors of the State Relief and Security
Authority supervises and administers public assistance, public wel—
fare, and social security throughout the State, including the care
and support of inhabitants of the State who are sick, aged, indigent,
or otherwise unable to support themselves. 1/

The Board is empowered to set up branch offices in any
or all counties of the State, provided that not more than one branch
is established in any one county; and provided that the Board of
County Commissioners has the right to nominate the person to be in
charge of the Branch, but such person is appointed only with the
approval of the Board of Directors of the Authority. The County
Branch is set up for the purpose of carrying out the objects and pur-
poses of the Authority in the county. If the Board of County Commis-
sioners and the State Authority are unable to agree the Governor
names the executive. Q/

The Board has power to administer all public funds
appropriated to the Authority for public assistance, public welfare,
and social security by the State, or any county or municipality of
the State, or by the United States or any instrumentality or agency
thereof. 3/

1. Laws (1935), Ch. 86, Sec. 4 (8). _
2. Ibid, Sec. 4 (10).

5. Ibid, Sec. 4 (ll).

4. Ibid, Sec. 4 (8,9).

 2908 New Mexico - Digest of Public Welfare Provisions
VETERAN RELIEF ‘II'
(a) Description of class

Any honorably discharged soldier, sailor or marine, who

served in the army, navy or volunteer service of the United States. 1/
(b) Procedure for determining eligibility

The Board of County Commissioners must cause the bodies
to be decently interred, but they may allow any surviving relative,
immediate friends, or any Grand Army Post of which the deceased was a
member, to conduct the funeral. g/

(c) Measure of responsibility

Burial expenses not to exceed $75. 3/

The burial must not be made in any potter's field or pauper‘s
burial ground, nor in any cemetery used exclusively for the burial of
paupers. 3/

(d) Qualifications imposed

The estate of the deceased must be insufficient to defray
the funeral expenses. 1/ The deceased must have resided in the county
at the time of his death. g/

(e) Incidence of financial responsibility .

On the county. 1/ (Obligation mandatory. 3/)

(f) Taxes I
No specific provision. (County general fund. §/) ‘
(g) Administrative agencies
Board of County Commissioners. 1/
. (h) Supervisory controls
No provision.
J. Stat. Ann. (1929), Sec. 33-5501.
2. Ibid, Sec. 55-5502.
5. Ibid, Sec. 35-5505.

Disabled Soldiers' Relief Commission: The Disabled Soldiers' Relief
Commission assists veterans and their dependents to secure benefits to
which they are entitled and emergency relief through any agency for

> providing such relief and assists veterans to secure employment and obtain
veterans' preference for employment. Laws (1965), Ch. 18, Sec. 122—102.
See "Disabled Soldiers' Relief Commission”.

 New Mexico - Digest of Public Welfare Provisions 2909
. NOTE ON memoir (UNEMPLOYMENT) RELIEF

The Board of Directors of the State Relief and Security
Authority is empowered to provide, insofar as is practicable, work
for those who are able to labor but unable to find enmloyment. 1/

The Board is empowered to set up branch offices in any
or all counties of the State, provided that not more than one branch
is established in any one county; and provided that the Board of
County Commissioners has the right to nominate the person to be in
charge of the branch, but such person is appointed only with the
approval of the Board of Directors of the Authority. The County
Branch is set up for the purpose of carrying out the objects and
purposes of the Authority in the county. If the Board of County Come
missioners and the State Authority are unable to agree the Governor
names the executive. §/

The Board has power to administer all public funds appro-
priated to the Authority for public assistance, public welfare, and
social security by the State, or any county or municipality of the
State, or by the United States or any instrumentality or agency
thereof. 4/ «
1. Laws (1935), Ch. 86, Sec. 4 (8).

2. Ibid, Sec. 4 (10).
3. Ibid, Sec. 4 (ll).
4. Ibid, Sec. 4 (8,9).

 2910 New Mexico
ABSTRACT OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS .
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF STATE RELIEF AND SECURITY AUTHORITY
(Statutory Body)
I. ' General Powers and Duties

(1) The Board of Directors has power to supervise and administer
public assistance, public welfare, and social security in the State. This
includes the care and support of inhabitants of the State who are sick,
aged, indigent, or otherwise unable to support themselves. 1/

(2) The Board is empowered to provide, insofar as is practicable,
work for those who are able to labor but unable to find employment. 1/

(5) The Board has power to administer all public funds appropriat-
ed to the Authority for public aSsistance, public welfare, and social

. security by the State, or any county or.municipality of the State, or by
the United States or any instrumentality or agency thereof. 1/

(4) The Board has power”to do all things necessary and proper to
perform.the functions, carry out the provisions of the laws, rules and
regulations of the United States, or any instrumentality or agency thereof,
by which funds and other property may be given, granted, loaned, or de-
vised to the State. It has power also, to act as the agent of the United .
States when designated as such, and to perform all things and acts required
by the laws, rules and regulations of the United States or any instrumentali—
ty or agency thereof. 1/

(5) The Board is empowered to cooperate with the United States in
any matters relating to the exercise of the powers vested in the Authority,
including old age pensions and unemploynent insurance, and to expend for
such purpose any money appropriated to the Authority for these purposes. 1/ _

(6) County Branch of state Relief and Security Authority: The Board
of Directors of the State Relief and Security Authority is empowered to set
up branch offices in any or all counties of the State, provided that not
more than one such branch is established in any one county; and provided
that the Board of County Commissioners has the right to nominate the person
to be in charge of the Branch, but such person is appointed only with the
approval of the Board of Directors of the State Relief and Security Authority.
The county branch is set up for the purpose of carrying out the objects and
purposes of the Authority in the county. If the Board of County Commis-
sioners and the State Authority are unable to agree the Governor names the
executive. 1/
_____________________________________________________________________________
1. Laws (1955), Ch. 86.

 New Mexico — Abstract of Administrative Provisions 2911
\ . I. General Powers and Duties (Cont'd)

(7) The Board has power to sue, and with the consent of the Legis-
lature, to be sued; to adopt, amend, and repeal by—laws, and to adopt and
use a corporate seal; to purchase, lease, and hold real and personal prop—
erty; to make contracts, as authorized. 2/

II. Composition and Appointment of Governing Bodx

The Board of Directors consists of 5 members who are appointed
bybthe Governor. The Directors must be citizens of the State, and must
have been residents thereof for at least 5 years prior to the date of
appointment. They serve for 6—year rotating temms and take the oath of
office required of the State officers. Vacancies are filled by appointment
of the Governor, and he may remove any member of the Board for incompetency,
neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office. The Governor is an ex officio
member of the Board, but 2 members of the Board constitute a quorum for all
purposes. 5/ ‘

The Board selects one of its own number as president, and
appoints a secretary. The members receive no compensation, but are entitled
to reimbursement for actual expenses incurred. 4/

111- m

The Authority makes and publishes such financial and other re-

ports as the Governor may, from time to time, require. 5/
. IV. Executive

The Board has power to appoint an Administrator to manage the

affairs of the Authority, under the supervision of the Board. g]
V. Staff

_ The Administrator, subject to the supervision of the Board,
employs such officers, agents, and employees as may be necessary, and
fixes their compensation. é/
VI. Financial Provisions

The Authority is financed by appropriations from the State
general fund. 2/

Amount of Appropriation:

The sum of $1,000,000 was appropriated from the Relief Fund
in the State Treasury, from July 1, 1955 to June 50, 1957. 2/
______________________________.___________._______________________________
2. Laws (1955), Ch. 86-

5. Ibid, Sec. 2.
4. Ibid, Sec. 5.
5. Ibid, Sec. 8-
6. Ibid, Sec. 5.
. 7. Ibid, Sec. 11.

 2912 New Mexico - Abstract of Administrative Provisions
BOARD OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE .
(Statutory Body)
I. General Powers and Duties
(1) The Board of the State Department of Public Welfare succeeds
to the powers and duties of the State Department of Health, State Board
of Health, Commissioner of Health, Child Welfare Service, and Child wol—
fare Board. 1/
(2) The Board must create and organize a Bureau of Child Welfare,
a Bureau of Public Health, and such other bureaus and divisions as it may
deem necessary. The Board must assign to each bureau and division the
exercise and performance of such of the powers, authority, and duties of
the State Department of Public Welfare as it deems proper. 2/
(3) The Board must appoint a Director of Child Welfare. g/
(4) The Board must appoint a Director of Public Health. 4/
(5) The Board is designated as the agency for the State with
which the Children's Bureau or other agency of the United States must
have all necessary powers to cooperate as provided in any Act of Congress. E/
(6) The Bureau of Child Welfare of the State Department of Public
Welfare must investigate matters set forth in applications for aid to de— .
pendent children in their own homes, and before granting aid, the County
Commissioners must have the Bureau's written approval of the application
and its agreement regarding the terms of the order. §/ The State Bureau
of Child Welfare and the Board of County Commissioners jointly decide the
amount of assistance to be granted. 2/
__________________________________.__________________._________________.____.__
- 1. Stat. Ann. (1929), See. 126—103.

The above agencies were discontinued (as of 1921) and merged into the
State Department of Public Welfare. The property and appropriation apper-
taining to the State Department of Health and the Child Welfare Board were
transferred to the State Department of Public welfare. Ibid.

2. Stat. Ann. (1929), See. 126—104.
3:: Ibid, 580. 126-106c

4. Ibid, Sec. 126-107.

5. Ibid, Sec. 126-109.

6. Laws (1931), Ch. 49, Sec. 5.

The county clerk must notify in writing the Bureau of Child welfare of
the State Department of Public Welfare, of all applicants for Aid to Depen-
dent Children in Their Own Homes, transmitting to the Bureau a copy of all
applications. Ibid, Sec. 2.

7. Laws (1931), Ch. 49, Sec. 5; Stat. Ann. (1929), Sec. 126-106.

 New Mexico — Abstract of Administrative Provisions 2915
. I. General Powers and Duties (Cont'd)
(7) Aid to dependent children may be discontinued at any time
in the joint discretion of the Bureau of Child Welfare and the Board of
County Commissioners. §/
II. Composition and Appointment of Governing Body

The Board consists of 5 members appointed by the Governor,
with the consent of the Senate. No one may be so appointed who is not
a qualified elector of the State, and not less than 2 or more than 5 of

. the members must be women. The members serve 6-year rotating terms.
Two members are appointed every 2 years. 9/

The members receive no salary but are allowed necessary
traveling expenses and subsistence while attending meetings of the Board.
The Board elects a president, vice-president and secretary, and holds ‘
such meetings as it provides by regulations. 10/

III. Reports ‘
, No provision.
IV. Executive

Director of Child Welfare: The Board of Public Welfare appoints

a Director of Child Welfare who must be a woman of experience and special
. training in child welfare work. The Director is paid a salary not exceed-

ing $4,000 per year, and is allowed necessary traveling expenses only.

The Director must file with the Secretary of State a surety company bond

in the sum of $5,000. 11/

Director of Public Health: The Board of Public Welfare
appoints a Director of Public Health who must be a person having experience
and special training in sanitary science and public health work. He is
paid a salary not exceeding $4,000 and is allowed necessary traveling ex-
penses only. The Director must file with the Secretary of State a surety
company bond in the sum of $5,000. 12/

‘ V. Staff

The Board may appoint, or authorize any division or bureau
created by it to appoint or employ, and fix the compensation of such
assistants and employees as the Board, or the divisions and bureaus, with
the approval of the Board, may deem necessary. 1§/
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8. Laws (1951), Ch. 49, Sec. 5.

90 Stat. Anne (1.929), sec. 126-102.

10. Ibid, Sec. 126-105.

11. Ibid, Sec. 126—106.

12. Ibid, Sec. 126-107.

15. Ibid, Sec. 126-108.

All salaries and expenses of the State Department of Public Welfare

are paid upon warrants drawn by the State Auditor, supported by vouchers

. of the Department. Ibid.

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VI. Financial Provisions .
The Board is financed by appropriations from the State
general fund. 14/
Amount of Appropriation: »
The sum of $116,040 was appropriated for the Bureau of -
Public Health and for the Bureau of Child Welfare, from July 1, 1955 to
June 50, 1957. 14/
Limitation of Funds: 14/
Bureau of Public Health:
Salary of Director not to exceed. . . . . . . . . .$ 7,200
Salary of sanitary engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,400
Salary of chief of laboratory . . . . . . . . . . . 5,400
Salary of supervisory nurse . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,800
Salary of registrar and bookkeeper. . . . . . . . . 4,200
*Additional salaries, office contingent, traveling
expenses, and health laboratory. . . . . . . . . 16,000 ‘
For health protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,000
Total. . . .$6l,000
Bureau of Child Welfare: .
Salary of Director not to exceed. . . . . . . . . .$ 8,000
Salary of field representatives, clerks, book-
keepers, and stenographers . . . . . . . . . . . 29,040
Additional salaries, office contingent, and
traveling expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,000
Total. . . .$55,04O
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14. Laws (1955), Ch. 151, 452.
Provided, that so much of the above appropriations as may be neces—
sary may be applied to meet Federal allounents under the Sheppard—
Towner Act, requiring dollar for dollar appropriations by the State,
or to seat other aid from sources other than these appropriations.
*Provided, the Board of Public Welfare may transfer, if necessary
in its judgment, not to exceed $2,500 from this item under Bureau of
Public Health to the same item under Bureau of Child Welfare.
And provided, that in addition to the above appropriations, the
Board of Public Welfare may expend funds derived from grants, donations,
and fees received from birth and death registrations. Ibid. /

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. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS (BOARD OF VISITORS) OF ORPHANS' HOME
AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL y
(State-aided)
(Statutory Body) 3/
I. General Powers and Duties .

(1) The Orphans' Home and Industrial School is under the care,
charge, control and custody of the Sisters of Charity of Santa Fe, sub-
ject to the general supervision of the Board of Supervisors (Board of
Visitors) and to all orders issued by the Board. 35/ -

(2) T