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Statutes > New-mexico > Chapter-31 > Article-12 > Section-31-12-9

31-12-9. Crime laboratory fund created; appropriation.

There is created in the state treasury the "crime laboratory fund". All fees collected pursuant to the provisions of Sections 31-12-7 and 31-12-8 NMSA 1978 shall be transmitted monthly to the administrative office of the courts for credit to the crime laboratory fund.  All balances in the crime laboratory fund of fees collected pursuant to the provisions of Subsection A of Section 31-12-7 NMSA 1978 are appropriated to the administrative office of the courts for payment upon invoice to the scientific laboratory division of the health and environment department [department of health], the New Mexico state police crime laboratory division and the Albuquerque police crime laboratory for costs related to chemical and other tests and analyses described in those sections and incurred by these laboratories and local law enforcement agencies. Payments out of the crime laboratory fund of fees collected pursuant to the provisions of Subsection A of Section 31-12-7 NMSA 1978 shall be made on vouchers issued and signed by the director of the administrative office of the courts upon warrants drawn by the department of finance and administration. All balances in the crime laboratory fund of fees collected pursuant to the provisions of Subsection B of Section 31-12-7 NMSA 1978 are appropriated to the traffic safety bureau of the transportation program division of the state highway and transportation department to provide funds to approved comprehensive community programs for the prevention of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and for other traffic safety purposes.  Payment out of the crime laboratory fund of fees collected pursuant to the provisions of Subsection B of Section 31-12-7 NMSA 1978 shall be made on vouchers issued and signed by the chief of the traffic safety bureau upon warrants drawn by the department of finance and administration.