2020 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous Public Affairs Matters
Article 10 - All Hazard Emergency Management
Section 12-10-7 - Authority to make appropriations and accept aid.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 12-10-7 (2020)

A. Each political subdivision of the state shall have the power to make appropriations in the manner prescribed by law, and subject to the limitations of the law, for the payment of expenses of emergency management.

B. Whenever the federal government or any agency or officer thereof shall offer to the state or any political subdivision thereof services, equipment, supplies, materials or funds by way of gift, grant or loan for purposes of emergency management, the state, acting through the governor, or the political subdivision, acting with the consent of the governor, may accept the offer and may authorize any officer of the state or of the political subdivision to receive the aid and assistance.

C. Whenever any private person, firm or corporation shall offer to the state or to any political subdivision thereof any aid or assistance for emergency management, the state or the political subdivision shall be authorized to accept the aid or assistance, subject to the provisions of this section.

History: 1953 Comp., § 9-13-22, enacted by Laws 1959, ch. 190, § 8; 1973, ch. 247, § 7; 2007, ch. 291, § 15.


The 2007 amendment, effective July 1, 2007, changed references to the "civil emergency preparedness" to the "all hazard emergency management".

If aid from federal government allowable, county may accept. — This section authorizes each political subdivision of the state to make appropriations for the payment of expenses of civil and defense mobilization (now all hazard emergency management) and further authorizes the political subdivision with the consent of the governor to accept federal aid. Thus, if the aid from the federal government is allowable, a city, with the consent of the governor may accept it. 1959 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 59-143.

No separate checking account when county treasurer disbursing agent. — Where the county treasurer is the disbursing agent for normal transactions handled by a local county civil defense agency (now all local hazard emergency management agencies), the latter may not maintain a separate checking account for public funds of such agency. 1965 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 65-51.

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