2020 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 66 - Motor Vehicles
Article 3 - Registration Laws; Security Interests; Anti-Theft Provisions; Bicycles; Equipment; Unsafe Vehicles; Off-Highway Motor Vehicles; Other Vehicles
Section 66-3-1019 - Fund created; disposition.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 66-3-1019 (2020)

A. The "trail safety fund" is created in the state treasury. The fund is a nonreverting fund and consists of revenues from off-highway motor vehicle registration and user fees, grants and donations. No more than thirty percent of the fund may be used for administrative overhead, and at least fifty percent shall be devoted to law enforcement and education. Income from investment of the fund shall be credited to the fund. The fund shall be administered by the department, and money in the fund is appropriated to the department to carry out the purposes of the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Act. Expenditures from the fund shall be by warrant of the secretary of finance and administration upon vouchers signed by the director of the department of game and fish or the director's authorized representative.

B. The department shall make annual distributions from the fund for the following purposes:

(1) administrative;

(2) law enforcement;

(3) education and training;

(4) information system development and management;

(5) resource monitoring and protection and trail building, maintenance and restoration; and

(6) implementation of other provisions of the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Act.

History: Laws 2005, ch. 325, § 21; 2009, ch. 53, § 11.


The 2009 amendment, effective April 1, 2009, in Subsection A, added "consists of revenues from off-highway motor vehicle registration and user fees, grants and donations", added the third sentence, deleted "secretary of tourism or the secretary's" and added "director of the department of game and fish or the director's"; deleted former Subsection B, which required the tourism department to develop and maintain trails and staging areas, market safety programs and promote safety for off-highway vehicles; and added Subsection B.

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