districts organized; powers.] Whenever a majority of the resident freeholders owning more than one-half of the lands or the evidence of title to lands so owned in any district in the state of New Mexico, desire to provide for the irrigation of the same in cooperation with the United States under the federal reclamation law, or other federal laws, for the purpose of the construction of irrigation works, including drainage works, necessary to maintain the irrigability of lands within any such district, or for the purchase, extension, operation or maintenance of constructed works or for the assumption as principal or guarantor of indebtedness to the United States on account of district lands, they may propose the organization of an irrigation district under the provisions of this act. When so organized, each district shall have the powers conferred by law, or that may be conferred by law, upon each irrigation district. Resident entrymen upon public lands of the United States, who are qualified electors, shall be considered as resident freeholders for the purposes of this act, and shall be qualified petitioners for the organization of an irrigation district and shall share all privileges and obligations of private landowners within the district subject to the terms of the act of congress approved August 11, 1916, entitled “An act to promote the reclamation of arid lands.” Provided, that where ditches, canals or

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 73-10-1

  • 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
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
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reservoirs have been constructed before March 18, 1909, such ditches, canals, reservoirs and franchises and the lands irrigated therefrom shall be exempt from the operations of this act; except such district be formed to purchase, acquire, lease or rent such ditches, canals, reservoirs and their franchises; or unless a statement signed by at least four-fifths in number of the owners of any such ditch, canal or reservoir and of the franchises and water rights thereof and the lands irrigated therefrom be filed with the board or boards of county commissioners of the county or counties in which such ditch, canal, reservoir and lands are situate, giving their consent that such ditch, canal, reservoir, franchises, water rights and lands may be included in one or more irrigation districts, organized or to be organized under the provisions of this act.

Districts organized under this act shall have the following incidental powers: to take over the assets and assume the liabilities of water users’ associations organized for cooperation with the United States under the provisions of the act of congress approved June 17, 1902, (32 Stat., 388) and acts amendatory thereof, in case a majority of the lands of each association shall be within such district, subject to the provision that the shareholders of such association shall by vote, as provided by their articles of incorporation and bylaws, assent and agree that such assets and liabilities shall be so taken over; to construct, operate, lease and control plants for the generation, distribution, sale and lease of electrical energy, including the sale to municipalities, corporations, firms or individuals of the electrical energy so generated; to promote the agricultural resources and marketing facilities of the district, and to make any appropriation of money, or to take any and all other action necessary to effectuate the purposes here enumerated.