Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 11-6A-3

  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.

A. The division shall establish a local DWI grant program to make grants to municipalities or counties for:

(1)     new, innovative or model programs, services or activities to prevent or reduce the incidence of DWI, alcoholism, alcohol abuse, drug addiction or drug abuse; and

(2)     programs, services or activities to prevent or reduce the incidence of domestic abuse related to DWI, alcoholism, alcohol abuse, drug addiction or drug abuse.

B. Grants shall be awarded by the council pursuant to the advice and recommendations of the division.

C. The “local DWI grant fund” is created in the state treasury and shall be administered by the division. Two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) of liquor excise tax revenues distributed to the fund and all other money in the fund, other than money appropriated for distribution pursuant to Subsections D and E of this section and money appropriated for DWI program distributions, are appropriated to the division to make grants to municipalities and counties upon council approval in accordance with the program established under the Local DWI Grant Program Act and to evaluate DWI grantees and the local DWI grant program. Money in the fund may be used for drug courts. An amount equal to the liquor excise tax revenues distributed annually to the fund, less five million six hundred thousand dollars ($5,600,000), is appropriated to the division to make DWI program distributions to counties upon council approval of programs in accordance with the provisions of the Local DWI Grant Program Act. No more than six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000) of liquor excise tax revenues distributed to the fund in any fiscal year shall be expended for administration of the grant program. Balances in the fund at the end of any fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund.

D. Two million eight hundred thousand dollars ($2,800,000) of the liquor excise tax revenues distributed to the local DWI grant fund is appropriated to the division for distribution to the following counties in the following amounts for funding of alcohol detoxification and treatment facilities:

(1)     one million seven hundred thousand dollars ($1,700,000) to class A counties with a population of over three hundred thousand persons according to the 1990 federal decennial census;

(2)     three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) each to counties reclassified in 2002 as class A counties with a population of more than ninety thousand but less than one hundred thousand persons according to the 1990 federal decennial census;

(3)     two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) to class B counties with a population of more than thirty thousand but less than forty thousand persons according to the 1990 federal decennial census;

(4)     one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to class B counties with a population of more than sixty-two thousand but less than sixty-five thousand persons according to the 1990 federal decennial census; and

(5)     one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to class B counties with a population of more than thirteen thousand but less than fifteen thousand persons according to the 1990 federal decennial census.

E. Three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) of the liquor excise tax revenues distributed to the local DWI grant fund is appropriated to the division for the interlock device fund.

F. In awarding DWI grants to local communities, the council:

(1)     may fund new or existing innovative or model programs, services or activities designed to prevent or reduce the incidence of DWI, alcoholism or alcohol abuse;

(2)     may fund existing community-based programs, services or facilities for prevention, screening and treatment of alcoholism and alcohol abuse;

(3)     may fund new or existing innovative or model programs, services or activities of any kind designed to prevent or reduce the incidence of domestic abuse related to DWI, alcoholism or alcohol abuse;

(4)     may fund existing community-based programs, services or facilities for prevention and treatment of domestic abuse related to DWI, alcoholism or alcohol abuse;

(5)     shall give consideration to a broad range of approaches to prevention, education, screening, treatment or alternative sentencing, including programs that combine incarceration, treatment and aftercare, to address the problem of DWI, alcoholism or alcohol abuse; and

(6)     shall make grants only to counties or municipalities in counties that have established a DWI planning council and adopted a county DWI plan or are parties to a multicounty DWI plan that has been approved by the council and approved pursuant to Chapter 43, Article 3 NMSA 1978 and only for programs, services or activities consistent with that plan. A DWI plan shall also comply with local DWI grant program rules and guidelines.

G. The council shall use the criteria in Subsection F of this section to approve DWI programs, services or activities for funding through the county DWI program distribution. Sixty-five percent of the DWI grants awarded to local communities shall be used for alcohol-related treatment and detoxification programs.