A. All property of a municipality, including funds, owned or held in fee simple by it for the purposes of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Code [3-60A-1 to 3-60A-13, 3-60A-14 to 3-60A-48 NMSA 1978] shall be exempt from levy and sale by virtue of an execution, and no execution or other judicial process shall issue against the property nor shall judgment against a municipality be a charge or lien upon the property; provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to or limit the right of obligees to pursue any remedies for the enforcement of any pledge or misdemeanor given pursuant to the Redevelopment Law [3-60A-5 through 3-60A-13, 3-60A-14 through 3-60A-18 NMSA 1978] by a municipality on its rents, fees, grants, land or revenues from projects.
B. The property of a municipality acquired or held for the purposes of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Code is declared to be public property used for essential public and governmental purposes, and the property shall be exempt from property taxes or assessments of the municipality, the county, the state or any political subdivision thereof; provided that the exemption shall terminate when the municipality transfers its fee simple interest in the property to a purchaser that is not entitled to the exemption with respect to the property. Nothing in this subsection authorizes an exemption or deduction from the imposition of the gross receipts and compensating taxes under the Gross Receipts and Compensating Tax Act [Chapter 7, Article 9 NMSA 1978] on the gross receipts from the sale of property to or the use of property by a municipality or any other person in connection with a metropolitan redevelopment project created under the Metropolitan Redevelopment Code.
History: Laws 1979, ch. 391, § 13; 1985, ch. 225, § 1.