Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.
A. The “metropolitan court bond guarantee fund” is created in the authority. The fund is comprised of appropriations, donations, transfers pursuant to Section 3-18-17 NMSA 1978 and money earned from investment of the fund and otherwise accruing to the fund. Money in the fund is appropriated to the authority as a credit enhancement to the distributions from the court facilities fund in order to guarantee and secure the payment of principal, interest, premiums and expenses on bonds issued pursuant to Section 34-9-16 NMSA 1978 and Laws 2000, Chapter 5, Section 2. Balances remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert. The authority shall administer the fund, and money from the fund may be drawn only on warrants signed by the chief executive officer of the authority pursuant to vouchers signed by the chief executive officer.
B. Before each due date for payments of principal, interest, premiums or expenses on bonds issued pursuant to Section 34-9-16 NMSA 1978 and Laws 2000, Chapter 5, Section 2, the authority shall determine if the distributions from the court facilities fund will be sufficient to meet the amount due. If the authority determines that distributions from the court facilities fund are not sufficient to meet the total amount due, any insufficient amount shall be paid immediately from the metropolitan court bond guarantee fund. After each due date for a payment on the bonds, the authority shall determine the amount necessary to reserve in the metropolitan court bond guarantee fund as security for future payments and transfer any balance, above the amount reserved, to the traffic safety bureau of the department of transportation. The amounts transferred are appropriated to the bureau for expenditure on statewide efforts to prevent or reduce incidents of driving while intoxicated.
C. Upon payment of all principal, interest, premiums and expenses on bonds guaranteed and secured by amounts in the metropolitan court bond guarantee fund, the authority shall certify to the administrative office of the courts that all obligations for bonds have been fully discharged. Upon the certification, the director of the administrative office of the courts shall cease transferring amounts to the metropolitan court bond guarantee fund and transfer those amounts to the traffic safety bureau of the department of transportation. Such amounts are appropriated to the bureau for the purposes specified in Subsection B of this section.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 6. Public Finances § 6-21-6.13. Metropolitan court bond guarantee fund - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-6-public-finances/nm-st-sect-6-21-6-13/
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.