2018 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous Public Affairs Matters
Article 1 - Compilation Commission
Section 12-1-4 - Distribution.
A. The secretary of the New Mexico compilation commission shall distribute any compilation, replacement volume or replacement pamphlet to all state, county and district officers designated by the New Mexico compilation commission to receive the same. No less than one hundred sixty sets of the compilation shall be assigned to the New Mexico legislature by the commission. The costs of annual supplements and replacement indexes shall be paid by state, county and district officers who have been assigned sets of the compilation. Money received by the New Mexico compilation commission from the sale of annual supplements and replacement indexes shall be deposited in the New Mexico compilation fund. Compilations and supplements distributed by the commission shall be stamped the property of New Mexico and shall remain the property of the state.
B. Each officer receiving any compilation or the supplements thereto shall sign a receipt for the same and shall turn the same over to his successor in office or return the same to the office of the secretary of the New Mexico compilation commission for redistribution. Failure to return same after written demand therefor shall entitle the state to recover the replacement cost of a new set as liquidated damages therefor from said officer.
C. Sets of compilations and the supplements thereto shall be delivered to officers receiving the same at the office of the secretary of the New Mexico compilation commission in Santa Fe or transmitted c.o.d. to them at their request. The secretary of the New Mexico compilation commission shall keep on file receipts for all compilations so distributed. Any compilations remaining undistributed or unsold shall be safely preserved by the secretary of the New Mexico compilation commission for future requirements of the state.
D. Whenever it is necessary to replace a volume of any compilation due to loss of the original volume, a fee shall be charged the receiving officer by the secretary to cover all costs of the replacement volume.
History: 1941 Comp., § 1-122, enacted by Laws 1953, ch. 39, § 4; 1953 Comp., § 1-1-4; Laws 1969, ch. 277, § 1; 1973, ch. 202, § 1; 1977, ch. 74, § 3; 1978, ch. 130, § 1.
Commission not required to designate recipients. — Under this section the commission may designate such qualified officers as the members of the commission feel may be entitled to receive the compilation, but the commission is not required to designate any recipients unless it so desires. 1969 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 69-120.
No restriction on designation if qualified. — This section places no restriction on which officers may be designated as recipients of the compilation, so long as they qualify as state, county or district officers. 1969 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 69-120.
Commission determines number of volumes furnished. — The commission may furnish the designated recipients with as many volumes of the compilation as may be deemed prudent in the commission's judgment. 1969 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 69-120.