HOUSE BILL 142
48th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2008
FOR THE COURTS, CORRECTIONS AND JUSTICE COMMITTEE
RELATING TO COURTS; CREATING THE JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION FUND; MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
Section 1. JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION FUND--CREATED.--
A. The "judicial performance evaluation fund" is created in the state treasury to be administered by the administrative office of the courts. The fund shall consist of appropriations, gifts, grants, donations and bequests made to the fund. Income from the fund shall be credited to the fund. Balances in the fund shall not revert to the general fund at the end of any fiscal year.
B. Money in the judicial performance evaluation fund is subject to appropriation by the legislature to the administrative office of the courts for the operation and costs of the judicial performance evaluation commission to perform the duties required by the supreme court to evaluate appellate, district and metropolitan court judges.
C. Payments from the judicial performance evaluation fund shall be made upon vouchers issued and signed by the director of the administrative office of the courts or the director's designee upon warrants drawn by the secretary of finance and administration.
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