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Statutes > New-mexico > Chapter-6 > Article-15 > Section-6-15-3

6-15-3. Bonds; forms; interest; maturities.

A.     Hereafter all general obligation bonds, except refunding bonds, issued under lawful authority by any county, city, town, village or school district shall be issued in accordance with the provisions of Sections 6-15-3 through 6-15-8 NMSA 1978. As used in Sections 6-15-3 through 6-15-8 NMSA 1978, the term "bonds" means only such general obligations [obligation] bonds, other than refunding bonds, of any county, city, town, village or school district. The bonds shall mature not more than twenty years from their date and be numbered from one upwards consecutively. Interest on all such bonds shall be payable either annually or semiannually, as may be set forth in the act of the governing body of the issuing municipal corporation; provided, that the first installment of interest coming due may be for any period of time which shall not exceed one year from the date of the bonds.   

B.     The resolution or ordinance authorizing the bonds may provide for the creation of a sinking fund to secure payment of principal or principal and interest on the bonds and may provide for mandatory annual payments to be made to the sinking fund from the taxes levied and collected pursuant to Section 6-15-4 NMSA 1978.