2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 3-46-36 — Bonds as legal investments.

3-46-36. Bonds as legal investments.

All banks, trust companies, bankers, savings banks and institutions, building and loan associations, savings and loan associations, investment companies and other persons carrying on a banking or investment business; all insurance companies, insurance associations, and other persons carrying on an insurance business; and all executors, administrators, curators, trustees, and other fiduciaries, may legally invest any sinking funds, moneys, or other funds belonging to them or within their control in any bonds or other obligations issued by a municipality pursuant to the Urban Renewal Law or by any urban renewal agency vested with urban renewal or land development project powers under Section 3-46-40 NMSA 1978; provided that the bonds and other obligations shall be secured by an agreement between the issuer and the federal government in which the issuer agrees to borrow from the federal government and the federal government agrees to lend to the issuer, prior to the maturity of the bonds or other obligations, moneys in an amount which, together with any other moneys irrevocably committed to the payment of interest on such bonds or other obligations, will suffice to pay the principal of the bonds or other obligations with interest to maturity thereon, which moneys under the terms of the agreement are required to be used for the purpose of paying the principal and interest on the bonds or other obligations at their maturity or such bonds are secured by a pledge of property or revenues which, based upon acceptable appraisals or sources of revenue is of sufficient value to equal the principal and interest of such bonds to maturity. The bonds and other obligations shall be authorized security for all public deposits. Nothing contained in this section with regard to legal investments shall be construed as relieving any person of any duty of exercising reasonable care in selecting securities.   

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