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Statutes > New-mexico > Chapter-3 > Article-1 > Section-3-1-4

3-1-4. Municipalities; change of status; continuation of ordinances; judicial notice.

A.     Whenever a municipality changes its name as authorized in Sections 3-6-1 and 3-6-2 NMSA 1978 or reorganizes its government as provided in Sections 3-3-1 through 3-3-4, 3-14-1 through 3-14-19 and 3-15-1 through 3-15-16 NMSA 1978, the municipal clerk shall file certified copies of the election certificates indicating approval of the change of name or reorganization of the municipality in the office of the county clerk and the office of the secretary of state. The municipal clerk shall also transmit, if the municipal boundaries are to be changed, certified copies of a map or plat of the revised municipal boundaries to the secretary of finance and administration and the secretary of taxation and revenue.   

B.     All acts performed in the name of the municipality previous to the change in name or the reorganization of the municipality shall continue in effect except as they are amended or modified by the change in name or reorganization of the municipality; provided, that the change of name or reorganization of the municipality shall not in any manner affect the rights or liabilities of the municipality or any other right, liability or right of action, civil or criminal, for or against the municipality.   

C.     When certified copies of the election certificates are filed in the office of the county clerk and the office of the secretary of state, as required in this section, the change of name or reorganization of the municipality shall be deemed complete and shall be judicially recognized in all subsequent proceedings in which the municipality is interested.