2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 53 - Corporations
Article 4 - Cooperative Associations
Section 53-4-35 - Notice of delinquent reports; forfeitures; reinstatement.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 53-4-35 (2019)

If an association fails to make a report within the required period of sixty days, the public regulation commission [secretary of state] shall, within sixty days from the expiration of the period, send the association a registered letter, directed to its principal office, stating the delinquency and its consequences. If the association fails to file the report within sixty days from the mailing of such notice, the commission [secretary of state] shall notify it by registered letter that its corporate rights stand forfeited, shall remove its name from its list of live corporations and notify the attorney general, who shall cause its affairs to be wound up. If, within sixty days from such forfeiture, the association files the report and pays a penalty of ten dollars ($10.00) and all actual expenses of any suit begun to wind it up, the commission [secretary of state] shall set aside the forfeiture, the suit shall be dismissed and the association shall be reinstated to its former rights and legal status.

History: Laws 1939, ch. 164, § 35; 1941 Comp., § 54-1435; 1953 Comp., § 51-15-35; 2001, ch. 200, § 19.


Bracketed material. — The bracketed material was inserted by the compiler and is not part of the law.

Laws 2013, ch. 75, § 9 provided that as of July 1, 2013, the secretary of state, pursuant to N.M. const., Art. 11, § 19, shall assume responsibility for chartering corporations as provided by law, including the performance of the functions of the former corporations bureau of the public regulation commission, and that except for Subsection D of 53-5-8 NMSA 1978, references to the "public regulation commission", "state corporation commission" or "commission" shall be construed to be references to the secretary of state. See 8-4-7 NMSA 1978.

The 2001 amendment, effective July 1, 2001, substituted "public regulation commission" for "state corporation commission of New Mexico"; and substituted "commission" for "state corporation commission" and "corporation commission".

Am. Jur. 2d, A.L.R. and C.J.S. references. — 18 Am. Jur. 2d Cooperative Associations § 22; 19 Am. Jur. 2d Corporations §§ 2734, 2740, 2741, 2746, 2788 to 2805, 2807 to 2810.

19 C.J.S. Corporations § 542.

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