2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 41: Torts
Article 4: Tort Claims, 41-4-1 through 41-4-30
Section 41-4-27: Home rule municipality; joint powers agreements; coverage.
41-4-27. Home rule municipality; joint powers agreements; coverage.
A. Any county covered through the public liability fund pursuant to Subsection A of Section 41-4-25 NMSA 1978 may enter into a joint powers agreement with a home rule municipality which has elected to be covered pursuant to Subsection B of Section 41-4-25 NMSA 1978, providing for exercise of certain of the county's powers or duties under the agreement. Any such joint powers agreement may provide for public liability fund coverage of a stated percentage of risks arising from exercise of the county's powers or duties.
B. Public liability fund coverage which may be provided under any such joint powers agreement shall be:
(1) limited to public liability fund coverage available to the county pursuant to Subsection A of Section 41-4-25 NMSA 1978; and
(2) subject to the prior approval of the risk management advisory board.
C. All coverage pursuant to this section shall terminate upon the date the joint powers agreement terminates.
D. For covering a risk pursuant to this section, the risk management division shall assess the county the full amount to be assessed for covering the entire risk under current regular risk management division assessment rates and schedules, plus any applicable penalties and surcharges, without adjustment based upon the percentage of risk for which the county is liable.
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