Transparency

Upcoming Commission Meetings

Friday, October 2, 2020, 9:00am (Rulemaking and Public Rule Hearing)

Location: Virtual Meeting Via Zoom

Download Meeting Materials Packet: TBA

Download Agenda: TBA

Join Zoom meeting through internet browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88271049650?pwd=RVAvYXN6Z2dmdWFFVlFXT3JzTmRodz09

Join Zoom meeting telephonically: +1 669 900 9128

Meeting ID: 882 7104 9650

Meeting Passcode: 979354

Notice of Rulemaking and Public Rule Hearing – NM Register.

Promulgated Rule Provisions – NM Register. 

Click Here for a List of Written Public Comments.

Public Memorandum on Virtual Meetings.

Trainings and CLEs

Upcoming Trainings & CLEs

State Ethics Commission Rules of Procedure on Administrative Complaints

October 16, 2020 – 2:50PM
Public Law Section Administrative Law Institute
Live Webinar Via Zoom –
(Attorney CLE Credit) (Director Farris)

Past Trainings & CLEs

  • September 15, 2020 – Live Webinar via Zoom — Filing and Litigating Complaints Before the State Ethics Commission. (Attorney CLE credit) (Director Farris and General Counsel Boyd).
  • June 5, 2020 – Live Webinar via Zoom — Filing and Litigating Complaints Before the State Ethics Commission. (Attorney CLE credit) (Director Farris and General Counsel Boyd).
Agenda Materials Recordings Slides
Agenda Materials Zoom Webinar PowerPoint
  • November 22, 2019 – General Services Department Risk Management Annual CLE — The State Ethics Commission: Structure and Jurisdiction (Attorney CLE credit) (Commissioner Bluestone & Director Farris)
  • October 27, 2019 – New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration 2019 Lunch and Learn Series — The Anti-Donation Clause’s Past, Present & Future (Director Farris)
  • October 24, 2019 – New Mexico Public Procurement Institute — The State Ethics Commission: Structure and Procurement Code Jurisdiction (Director Farris)
  • September 30, 2019 – NM Capitol Counsel & Consulting Presentation — The State Ethics Commission: Structure and Jurisdiction (Attorney CLE credit) (Commissioner Bluestone)

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

2020 Commission Meetings

Date Agenda Minutes Recordings
February 7, 2020 Agenda Minutes
April 3, 2020 Agenda Minutes Zoom Recording
June 5, 2020 Agenda Minutes Zoom Recording
August 7, 2020 Agenda Minutes Zoom Recording
August 28, 2020 Agenda Minutes Zoom Recording
September 14, 2020 Agenda Minutes Zoom Recording

2019 Commission Meetings

Date Agenda Minutes Recordings
July 1, 2019 Agenda Minutes
August 2, 2019 Agenda Minutes
August 9, 2019 Agenda Minutes
September 13, 2019 Agenda Minutes
October 4, 2019 Agenda Minutes
October 30, 2019 Agenda Minutes
December 4, 2019 Agenda Minutes

Press Releases

State Ethics Commission Reports

The State Ethics Commission reports quarterly on the complaints it receives and annually on its overall activities. The Commission also will produce a Special Report by October 1, 2021 regarding any proposed amendments to the scope of the Commission’s jurisdiction.

Annual Reports

The Commission has yet to produce its first report, which is due to the Legislature and the Governor in December 2020. The Annual report will cover the activities of the Commission over the past year, provide a statistical update of the cases brought before the Commission and include recommendations on the Commission’s jurisdiction, scope, and duties.

Quarterly Reports

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.

2020 Quarterly Reports

View 2020 Quarterly Reports 

 

State Ethics Commission in the News

Watch, listen, and read about the Commission in the news.

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    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: ethics.commission@state.nm.us
      The Commission requests that persons requesting records under the Inspection of Public Records Act submit their requests by e-mail to ethics.commission@state.nm.us. 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.