Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 30-51-3

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.

A.   A financial institution in New Mexico that is required to file a report regarding a financial transaction under the provisions of the federal Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act and the regulations promulgated pursuant to that act shall file a duplicate of that report with the department of public safety; provided, a financial institution that makes a timely filing with an appropriate federal agency shall be deemed to have satisfied the reporting requirements of this subsection.   

B.   A person engaged in a trade or business in New Mexico who, in the course of the trade or business, receives more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) in cash in one financial transaction or two or more related financial transactions, and is required to file a report under the provisions of 26 U.S.C. Section 6050I and regulations promulgated pursuant to that section, shall file a duplicate of that report with the department of public safety; provided, a person who makes a timely filing with an appropriate federal agency shall be deemed to have satisfied the reporting requirements of this subsection.   

C.   A financial institution, a person engaged in a trade or business or an officer, employee or agent of either who files or keeps a record pursuant to the provisions of this section or who communicates or discloses information or records pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be liable to its customer or to any person for any loss or damage caused in whole or in part by the making, filing or governmental use of the report or information contained in the report.   

D.   Any person who releases information received pursuant to the provisions of this section, except in the proper discharge of his official duties, is guilty of a misdemeanor.   

E.   A person who knowingly:   

(1)   fails to file a report with the department of public safety required pursuant to the provisions of this section is subject to a fine of not more than ten percent of the value of the financial transaction required to be reported or five thousand dollars ($5,000), whichever is greater; or   

(2)   provides any false or inaccurate information or knowingly conceals any material fact in a report required pursuant to Subsections A and B of this section is guilty of a fourth degree felony.   

F.   Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a violation of this section constitutes a separate, punishable offense for each transaction or exemption.   

G.   Any report, record, information, analysis or request obtained by the department of public safety or other agency pursuant to the provisions of this section is not a public record as defined in Section 14-3-2 NMSA 1978 and is not subject to disclosure pursuant to the provisions of Section 14-2-1 NMSA 1978.   

H.   A financial institution or person required to file a report pursuant to the provisions of Subsection A or B of this section shall, at the request of the department of public safety, provide the department with access to a copy of the report during the period of time that the financial institution or person is required to maintain the report.   

  History: Laws 1998, ch. 113, § 3.