2021 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 34 - Court Structure and Administration
Article 16 - Juvenile Adjudication Fund
Section 34-16-1 - Juvenile adjudication fund created.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 34-16-1 (2021)

The "juvenile adjudication fund" is created in the state treasury to provide an alternative procedure of adjudication for juveniles charged with misdemeanor offenses to help alleviate the docket of the juvenile judicial system. The fund consists of juvenile adjudication fees levied and collected pursuant to Section 66-8-116.3 NMSA 1978. Money in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to any other fund. The department of finance and administration shall administer the fund, and money in the fund is appropriated to the department of finance and administration to administer the fund and to provide an alternative adjudication process for juveniles charged with traffic offenses and other misdemeanors. Money expended to administer the fund shall not exceed five percent of the money credited to the fund in each fiscal year. Disbursements from the fund shall be made by warrant of the secretary of finance and administration pursuant to vouchers signed by the secretary or the secretary's authorized representative.

History: Laws 2009, ch. 244, § 2.


Effective dates. — Laws 2009, ch. 244 contained no effective date provision, but, pursuant to N.M. Const., art. IV, § 23, was effective June 19, 2009, 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature.

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