SENATE BILL 457
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCES; ENSURING THAT THE NEW MEXICO FINANCE AUTHORITY LENDING OF FUNDS, ISSUING OF BONDS OR MAKING OF GRANTS TO QUALIFIED ENTITIES FOR GAMING DOES NOT AFFECT TRIBAL GAMING REVENUE SHARING.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 6-21-23 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1992, Chapter 61, Section 23, as amended) is amended to read:
"6-21-23. PROHIBITED ACTIONS.--The authority shall not:
A. lend money or make a grant other than to a qualified entity;
B. purchase securities other than from a qualified entity or other than for investment as provided in the New Mexico Finance Authority Act;
C. lease a public project to any entity other than a qualified entity; except that the authority may lease a public project to any entity following termination of a lease of the public project to a qualified entity if leasing the public project to an entity other than a qualified entity is necessary to avoid forfeiture or impairment of the public project or a default on bonds whose payment is secured, in whole or in part, by the public project or by lease rentals from the public project;
D. deal in securities within the meaning of or subject to any securities law, securities exchange law or securities dealers law of the United States or of the state or of any other state or jurisdiction, domestic or foreign, except as authorized in the New Mexico Finance Authority Act;
E. issue bills of credit or accept deposits of money for time on demand deposit or administer trusts or engage in any form or manner, or in the conduct of, any private or commercial banking business, or act as a savings bank or savings and loan association or any other kind of financial institution except as authorized in the New Mexico Finance Authority Act;
F. engage in any form of private or commercial banking business except as authorized in the New Mexico Finance Authority Act;
G. lend money, issue bonds, including public-private partnership project bonds, or make a grant for the promotion of gaming or a gaming enterprise or for development of infrastructure for a gaming facility if the loan, bond issue or grant affects the revenue-sharing obligation of any Indian nation, tribe or pueblo pursuant to an Indian gaming compact between the state of New Mexico and the Indian nation, tribe or pueblo; or
H. after December 31, 2005, except in case of an emergency, accept an application for financial assistance from a municipality, county or other covered entity for a water or wastewater project unless it is submitted with a water conservation plan or a water conservation plan is on file with the state engineer in accordance with the provisions of Section [3 of this 2003 act] 72-14-3.2 NMSA 1978."
SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2019.
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