2014 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous Public Affairs Matters
Section 10B Intrastate Mutual Aid
Section 12-10B-3 Committee created; membership; meetings; duties; expenses.

NM Stat § 12-10B-3 (2014) What's This?
12-10B-3. Committee created; membership; meetings; duties; expenses.
A. The "intrastate mutual aid committee" is created. The committee shall consist of eleven members appointed by the governor, including a representative of the department of public safety and the governor's homeland security advisor who shall be a permanent member and the presiding officer of the committee. The members shall represent emergency management and response disciplines, political subdivisions and, if participating, Indian nations, tribes or pueblos. Appointments shall be made for terms expiring four years from the date of appointment. The committee shall elect from among its members a vice-presiding officer and any other officers the committee deems appropriate. The committee shall meet at least annually and may meet at the call of the presiding officer or as otherwise called by seven of its members. The committee shall be attached to the department of public safety for administrative purposes only.
B. The committee shall:
(1) review the progress and status of intrastate mutual aid;
(2) assist in developing methods to track and evaluate activation of the system;
(3) examine issues facing member jurisdictions in the implementation of intrastate mutual aid;
(4) develop, adopt and disseminate comprehensive guidelines and procedures that address the following:
(a) projected or anticipated costs of establishing and maintaining the system;
(b) checklists for requesting and providing intrastate mutual aid;
(c) record keeping for member jurisdictions; and
(d) procedures for reimbursing the actual and legitimate expenses of a member jurisdiction that responds to a request for aid through the system; and
(5) adopt other guidelines or procedures considered necessary by the committee to implement an effective and efficient system.
C. Members of the committee shall not be paid for participating in committee meetings and activities; however:
(1) members representing the state, its agencies or political subdivisions shall receive per diem and mileage expenses as provided in the Per Diem and Mileage Act [10-8-1 through 10-8-8 NMSA 1978] paid by their sponsors;
(2) members representing the private sector shall receive per diem and mileage expenses as provided in the Per Diem and Mileage Act paid by the department of public safety; and
(3) members representing Indian nations, tribes or pueblos may be compensated or reimbursed as provided by the tribal government they represent.
History: Laws 2006, ch. 97, 3.

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