SENATE BILL 523
50th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2011
RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL REVENUE BONDS; REQUIRING THAT NOTICE BE PROVIDED TO ALL TAXING ENTITIES IN A COUNTY PRIOR TO AN ORDINANCE ISSUING INDUSTRIAL REVENUE BONDS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 4-59-4.1 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1997, Chapter 216, Section 4 and Laws 1997, Chapter 226, Section 4, as amended) is amended to read:
"4-59-4.1. NOTICE TO MUNICIPALITY AND COUNTY ASSESSOR.--
A. Prior to adopting an ordinance issuing county industrial revenue bonds, a county shall give notice to the county assessor and [the largest municipality] any entity located within the county authorized to levy taxes on property in the county of its intent to consider the matter. The county assessor and the municipality shall be notified at least thirty days prior to the meeting at which final action is to be taken so that comments can be transmitted to the county.
B. The county assessor and the municipality shall be able to forward their comments and any concerns to the board of county commissioners, but there is no approval required from the municipality or the county assessor and they do not have veto over the proposed county industrial revenue bond issuance.
C. The county and the municipality shall jointly develop criteria for issuance of industrial revenue bonds by either government; provided, however, that county industrial revenue bonds may be authorized and issued before development of the criteria is completed.
D. The county shall notify the board of county commissioners and the county assessor when an industrial revenue bond has matured, expired or been replaced by a refunding bond."
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