2020 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 53 - Corporations
Article 7B - New Mexico Research Applications
Section 53-7B-7 - Annual audit and report.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 53-7B-7 (2020)

A. The board shall contract annually with an independent certified public accountant, approved by the state auditor, to perform an examination and audit of the accounts and books of the research applications center, including its receipts, disbursements, contracts, leases, sinking funds, investments and any other records and papers relating to its financial standing. The certified public accountant shall make a determination as to whether the research applications center has complied with the provisions of the New Mexico Research Applications Act. The person performing the audit shall furnish copies of the audit report to the governor; the public regulation commission [secretary of state], where they shall be placed on file and made available for inspection by the general public; and the legislative finance committee.

B. An annual report of the activities during the previous fiscal year of the research applications center shall be provided by the board to the legislative finance committee at least ninety days in advance of each regular legislative session. The report shall contain an operating budget for the current fiscal year, a proposed budget for the next fiscal year, a list of the present employee positions and the salaries paid for each position and a list of all contracts entered into during the past fiscal year and the current fiscal year to date and the amount expended to date under each contract. The legislative finance committee shall forward any report submitted to any interim or standing legislative committees as deemed appropriate. Upon request of the appropriate committee, the board or the board of directors of any corporation formed by the research applications center shall appear before any interim or standing legislative committee to provide an accounting of all activities.

History: Laws 2009, ch. 66, § 7.


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.

Emergency clauses. — Laws 2009, ch. 66, § 16 contained an emergency clause and was approved April 2, 2009.

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