2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 13: Public Purchases and Property
Article 4D: Public Works Apprenticeship and Training, 13-4D-1 through 13-4D-8
Section 13-4D-5: Fund created; disbursement of funds.


NM Stat § 13-4D-5 (1996 through 1st Sess 50th Legis) What's This?

13-4D-5. Fund created; disbursement of funds.

There is created the "public works apprentice and training fund" in the labor and industrial division of the labor department. Contributions into the fund shall be as provided under the provisions of Section 13-4D-4 NMSA 1978. Funds contributed under the provisions of the Public Works Apprentice and Training Act shall be distributed in the following manner:

A. no more than fifteen percent of the funds may be used by the public works bureau of the labor and industrial division of the labor department to hire staff to administer the funds collected by the division; and

B. the remainder of the funds shall be used for approved apprentice and training programs in New Mexico. The labor and industrial division of the labor department shall develop an annual budget and, subject to appropriation by the legislature in the general appropriation act, shall disburse funds to approved apprentice and training programs in New Mexico, taking into account participant contact hours of classroom instruction and on-the-job training for the preceding year, to be not less than ninety percent of one hundred forty-four contact hours of classroom instruction per participant per school year and not less than one thousand hours of on-the-job training per twelve-month period. Notwithstanding any language in the general appropriation act that otherwise limits budget adjustments, if the fund balance available for disbursement to approved programs exceeds the amount appropriated, pursuant to Sections 6-3-23 through 6-3-25 NMSA 1978, the labor department may request budget increases up to the excess fund balance for distribution to the programs.

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