2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 34 - Court Structure and Administration
Article 9 - Administrative Office of the Courts
Section 34-9-15 - Use of Bernalillo county metropolitan court facilities.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 34-9-15 (2019)

The administrative office of the courts, as holder of record title to the existing Bernalillo county metropolitan court building located on the northwest corner of Fourth street and Roma avenue northwest in Albuquerque, shall administer and manage the building in accordance with the following provisions:

A. after completion of a new Bernalillo county metropolitan court facility with proceeds of bonds issued by the New Mexico finance authority, the entire operations, judges, staff and personnel associated with the Bernalillo county metropolitan court shall be relocated to the new facility and the existing facility shall be vacated; and

B. after completion of a new Bernalillo county metropolitan court facility, the administrative office of the courts shall then transfer the record title of the vacated facility to the general services department for the express purpose of housing the district public defender or other state agencies.

History: Laws 1998 (1st S.S.), ch. 6, § 8; 2001, ch. 95, § 1.


The 2001 amendment, effective June 15, 2001, rewrote Subsection B, which formerly provided for the facility to be vacated and made available for lease to public or private tenants; and deleted former Subsections C through G, which provided for the management of the facility and any funds acquired through leasing, selling, or mortgaging the facility.

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