2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 34 - Court Structure and Administration
Article 1 - General Provisions
Section 34-1-11 - Electronic services fund; created; purpose; electronic services fee established.
A. The "electronic services fund" is created in the state treasury to be administered by the administrative office of the courts. The fund consists of electronic services fees, appropriations, gifts, grants and donations. Interest earned on money in the fund shall be credited to the fund. Balances in the fund shall not revert to the general fund at the end of a fiscal year.
B. Money in the fund is subject to appropriation by the legislature to the administrative office of the courts for the purpose of defraying the costs of operating and maintaining electronic filing services and providing public access to electronic documents in appellate, district, metropolitan and magistrate courts, consistent with rules promulgated by the supreme court.
C. The supreme court is authorized to establish by rule reasonable electronic services fees to cover the expense of providing electronic services to the public, including electronic document filing, access to electronic documents and ancillary services.
D. The administrative office of the courts is authorized to enter into agreements with electronic filing companies to provide electronic services, collect the electronic services fees and remit those fees to the administrative office of the courts. An agreement approved by the supreme court may further allow an electronic filing company to retain a portion of the electronic services fees collected and to remit the remainder of those fees to the administrative office of the courts for deposit in the electronic services fund.
E. Disbursements from the electronic services fund shall be made by warrants drawn by the secretary of finance and administration upon vouchers issued and signed by the director of the administrative office of the courts or the director's designee.
History: Laws 2009, ch. 112, § 1.ANNOTATIONS
Effective dates. — Laws 2009, ch. 112 contained no effective date provision, but, pursuant to N.M. Const., art. IV, § 23, was effective June 19, 2009, 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature.