2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 34 - Court Structure and Administration
Article 9 - Administrative Office of the Courts
Section 34-9-10 - Court automation fund created; administration; distribution.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 34-9-10 (2017)

34-9-10. Court automation fund created; administration; distribution.

A. There is created in the state treasury a "court automation fund" to be administered by the administrative office of the courts.

B. All balances in the court automation fund are appropriated and may be expended for service contracts related to court automation systems or for the purchase, lease-purchase, financing, refinancing and maintenance of court automation systems in the judiciary. The New Mexico finance authority may pledge irrevocably all distributions to the authority from the court automation fund for the payment of the principal, interest and any other expenses or obligations related to the bonds issued by the authority for financing court automation systems. Any balance remaining, after all principal, interest and any other expenses or obligations related to the bonds in each fiscal year are fully paid, may be appropriated by the legislature to the administrative office of the courts.

C. Payments from the court automation fund shall be made upon vouchers issued and signed by the director of the administrative office of the courts upon warrants drawn by the secretary of finance and administration. Any purchase or lease-purchase agreement entered into pursuant to this section shall be entered into in accordance with the Procurement Code [13-1-28 NMSA 1978].

History: 1978 Comp., 33-3-25.1, enacted by Laws 1987, ch. 32, 2; 1988, ch. 121, 1; 1991, ch. 70, 1; 1996, ch. 41, 4.

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