State Ethics Commission Reports
The State Ethics Commission reports quarterly on the complaints it receives and annually on its overall activities.
Annual & Special Reports
Annual reports cover the activities of the Commission for a given calendar year.
Annual Fiscal Reports
Annual Fiscal Reports cover the financial details of the Commission’s activities for A given fiscal year.
Annual Strategic Plans
Strategic Plans cover the goals and objectives of the Commission in a given fiscal year.
The State Ethics Commission Act requires the Commission to produce a quarterly report containing the number of complaints filed with and referred to the Commission; the disposition of the complaints; and the type of violation alleged in the complaints.
2022 Quarterly Reports
2021 Quarterly Reports
2020 Quarterly Reports
State Ethics Commission in the News
Watch, listen, and read about the Commission in the news.
Ethics agency calls for firmer disclosure laws SANTA FE – The State Ethics Commission is proposing changes to state law that would require New Mexico’s citizen legislators to release more information about their sources of personal income and business...
ABQ Journal Editorial: Latest legislative scandal shows the need to widen reach of NM Ethics Commission
BY ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARDSUNDAY, OCTOBER 10TH, 2021 AT 12:02AM Following years of contentious debate in Santa Fe, New Mexico voters in 2018 approved by an overwhelming majority (75%) a state constitutional amendment establishing a State Ethics...
Copyright © 2021 Albuquerque Journal SANTA FE – The State Ethics Commission has authorized its staff to take legal action against a former Sandoval County employee accused of illegally testifying last year in a property tax hearing. It will be the commission’s first...
Copyright © 2021 Albuquerque Journal SANTA FE – The State Ethics Commission will ask lawmakers next year to sharply increase its staff to ensure the agency can carry out its role as an independent watchdog. The agency also agreed Friday to ask the Legislature to...
Request Records from the State Ethics Commission
The Commission is committed to responding to requests to inspect public records to the fullest extent permitted by the law. Click here to view the Commission’s policy on Records Requests.
Click here to download an Information Request Letter Template.
How do I request copies of the Commission’s public records?
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Commission requests that persons requesting records under the Inspection of Public Records Act submit their requests by e-mail to email@example.com. Please provide a written description of the records you are requesting.
- By post: New Mexico State Ethics Commission, 800 Bradbury Dr. SE, Ste. 217, Albuquerque, NM 87106.
The Inspection of Public Records Act allows requesters to make records requests by mail. Please submit mailed request to: New Mexico State Ethics Commission, 800 Bradbury Dr. SE, Ste. 217, Albuquerque, NM 87106. For records requested to be delivered through mail, the Commission will cover postage for records small enough to be mailed first class in a standard envelope. For requests of records requiring more postage, the Commission will provide a receipt for shipping to be paid by the requestor. For requests of records exceeding 4 printed pages, the State Ethics Commission charges $1.00 for every printed page after the first four pages.
Are the Commission’s records confidential?
Under the State Ethics Commission Act, some of the records held by the State Ethics Commission are confidential. For example, requests for advisory opinions are confidential and are not subject to the provisions of the Inspection of Public Records Act. Further, complaints filed with the Commission are confidential, unless the General Counsel determines that the complaint is supported by probable cause and a public hearing has been set. Complaints that are not within the Commission’s jurisdiction or are not supported by probable cause remain confidential.
Most of the State Ethics Commission’s records, however, are public records. For example, a hearing officer or Commission decision that a respondent’s conduct constituted a violation, and the terms of any settlement approved by the Commission, are public records. Further, all pleadings, motions, briefs and other documents or information related to a decision that a respondent’s conduct constituted a violation are public records, except for information that is protected pursuant to the attorney-client privilege, provider patient privilege or state or federal law. All records offered into evidence at a public hearing are also public records.
For additional information on the Inspection of Public Records Act and state agencies’ duties under that law, please see the New Mexico Attorney General’s IPRA Guide.