2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 44: Miscellaneous Civil Law Matters
Article 9: Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, 44-9-1 through 44-9-14
Section 44-9-2: Definitions.
As used in the Fraud Against Taxpayers Act [44-9-1 NMSA 1978]:
A. "claim" means a request or demand for money, property or services when all or a portion of the money, property or services requested or demanded issues from or is provided or reimbursed by the state;
B. "employer" includes an individual, corporation, firm, association, business, partnership, organization, trust and the state and any of its agencies, institutions or political subdivisions;
C. "knowingly" means that a person, with respect to information, acts:
(1) with actual knowledge of the truth or falsity of the information;
(2) in deliberate ignorance of the truth or falsity of the information; or
(3) in reckless disregard of the truth or falsity of the information;
D. "person" means an individual, corporation, firm, association, organization, trust, business, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture or any legal or commercial entity; and
E. "state" means the state of New Mexico or any of its branches, agencies, departments, boards, commissions, officers, institutions or instrumentalities, including the New Mexico finance authority, the New Mexico mortgage finance authority and the New Mexico lottery authority.
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