SENATE BILL 356
53rd legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2017
RELATING TO TAXATION; REQUIRING THAT THE TREASURER OF THE COUNTY IN WHICH A PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT IS FORMED BE NOTIFIED OF THAT FORMATION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 5-11-8 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 2001, Chapter 305, Section 8) is amended to read:
"5-11-8. FORMATION--DEBT LIMITATION.--
A. If the formation of the district is approved by at least a three-fourths' majority of the votes cast at the election, the governing body shall cause a copy of the resolution ordering formation of the district to be delivered to the county assessor, the county treasurer and the county in which the district is located and to the taxation and revenue department and the local government division of the department of finance and administration. A notice of the formation showing the number and date of the resolution and giving a description of the land included in the district shall be recorded with the county clerk.
B. Except as otherwise provided in this section, a district shall be a political subdivision of the state, separate and apart from the municipality or county. The amount of indebtedness evidenced by general obligation bonds issued pursuant to Section [19 of the Public Improvement District Act] 5-11-19 NMSA 1978, special levy bonds issued pursuant to Section [20 of that act] 5-11-20 NMSA 1978 and revenue bonds issued pursuant to Section [21 of that act] 5-11-21 NMSA 1978 shall not exceed the estimated cost of the public infrastructure improvements plus all costs connected with the public infrastructure purposes and issuance and sale of bonds, including, without limitation, formation costs, credit enhancement and liquidity support fees and costs. The total aggregate outstanding amount of bonds and any other indebtedness for which the full faith and credit of the district are pledged shall not exceed sixty percent of the market value of the real property and improvements in the district after the public infrastructure improvements of the district are completed plus the value of the public infrastructure owned or to be acquired by the district with the proceeds of the bonds and shall not affect the general obligation bonding capacity of the municipality or county in which the district is located.
C. Bonds issued by a district shall not be a general obligation of the state, the county or the municipality in which the district is located and shall not pledge the full faith and credit of the state, the county or the municipality in which the district is located, irrespective of whether the district board is governed by the governing body of the county or municipality in which the district is located.
D. Following formation of the district, the district board shall administer in a reasonable manner the implementation of the general plan for the public infrastructure improvements of the district."
SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2017.
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