HOUSE BILL 76
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
FOR THE COURTS, CORRECTIONS AND JUSTICE COMMITTEE
RELATING TO COURTS; PROVIDING THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS SHALL ADMINISTER THE JUDICIAL EDUCATION FUND; CREATING THE JUDICIAL EDUCATION SERVICES DIVISION IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS; MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 34-13-1 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1993, Chapter 273, Section 1) is amended to read:
"34-13-1. JUDICIAL EDUCATION FUND CREATED--ADMINISTRATION--INCOME TO THE FUND.--
A. The "judicial education fund" is created in the state treasury and shall be administered by the [institute of public law at the university of New Mexico law school] administrative office of the courts. Money in the fund shall be invested by the state treasurer as provided by law and earnings of the fund shall be credited to the fund. Unexpended or unencumbered balances remaining in the fund at the end of any fiscal year shall not revert.
B. Money from the fund may only be expended upon appropriation by the legislature.
C. The judicial education fund consists of general appropriations and judicial education fees levied and collected pursuant to Sections 35-6-1, 35-7-4, 35-14-11, 66-8-116.3 and 66-8-119 NMSA 1978."
SECTION 2. Section 34-13-2 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1993, Chapter 273, Section 2, as amended) is amended to read:
"34-13-2. JUDICIAL EDUCATION [CENTER CREATED] SERVICES DIVISION--PURPOSE.--
[A. The "judicial education center" is created at the institute of public law at the university of New Mexico law school.
B.] The judicial education [center] services division of the administrative office of the courts shall provide judicial education, training and instruction for the justices, judges, magistrates and court personnel of the state, municipalities and counties and may provide such education for tribal judges."
SECTION 3. APPROPRIATION.--Two million one hundred fourteen thousand one hundred dollars ($2,114,100) is appropriated from the general fund to the judicial education fund for expenditure in fiscal year 2024 and subsequent fiscal years to be used for the purposes of the fund. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund.
SECTION 4. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2023.
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