2009 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 27 - Public Assistance.
Article 6 - Utility Supplements and Assistance
Section 27-6-13 - Administration of Low Income Utility Assistance Act.
27-6-13. Administration of Low Income Utility Assistance Act.
A. As used in the Low Income Utility Assistance Act [27-6-11 NMSA 1978]:
(1) "department" means the agency of the state designated by the governor; and
(2) "utility" means a publicly, privately or municipally owned utility or a distribution cooperative utility for the rendition of electric power or gas.
B. The department shall determine eligibility, establish payment amounts, make utility assistance payments to or on behalf of eligible recipients and otherwise administer the Low Income Utility Assistance Act.
C. The department shall use funds appropriated under the Low Income Utility Assistance Act to the maximum extent to generate available federal and local government funds and to mobilize other resources that may be applied to the concepts of the Low Income Utility Assistance Act.
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