New Mexico Statutes Chapter 31. Criminal Procedure § 31-27-9. Reporting




A. Every law enforcement agency shall prepare an annual report of the agency's seizures and forfeitures conducted pursuant to the Forfeiture Act, and seizures and forfeitures conducted pursuant to federal forfeiture law, and the report shall include:

(1) the total number of seizures of currency and the total amount of currency seized in each seizure;

(2) the total number of seizures of property and the number and types of items seized in each seizure;

(3) the market value of each item of property seized;  and

(4) the total number of occurrences of each class of crime that resulted in the agency's seizure of property.

B. A law enforcement agency shall submit its annual reports to the department of public safety and to the district attorney's office in the agency's district.  An agency that did not engage in seizure or forfeiture pursuant to the Forfeiture Act or federal forfeiture law, or both, shall report that fact in its annual report.

C. The department of public safety shall compile the reports submitted by each law enforcement agency and issue an aggregate report of all forfeitures in the state.

D. By April 1 of each year, the department of public safety shall publish on its web site the department's aggregate report and individual law enforcement agency reports submitted for the previous year.


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