A. The “DNA identification system fund” is created in the state treasury. The fund shall consist of all money received by appropriation, gift or grant, all DNA fees collected pursuant to Section 29-16-11 NMSA 1978 and all investment income from the fund.
Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 29-16-13
- Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
- 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.
- Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
- Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
- Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
B. Money and investment income in the fund at the end of any fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund but shall remain in the fund. Money and investment income in the fund is appropriated to the administrative center for expenditure in fiscal year 1998 and subsequent fiscal years for the purposes provided in this section.
C. The fund shall be used to implement the purposes of the DNA Identification Act, including paying the expenses incurred by the administrative center and all other reasonable expenses. Money in the fund may be used for loans or grants of money, equipment or personnel to any law enforcement agency, correctional facility, jail, detention facility, judicial agency, the public defender department or the office of the medical investigator, upon approval of the DNA oversight committee.