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Friday, June 4, 2021 | 8:00am
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Meeting Agendas and Minutes
2021 Commission Meetings
|February 5, 2021||Agenda||Minutes||Zoom Recording|
|April 2, 2021||Agenda||Minutes||Zoom Recording|
2020 Commission Meetings
|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|
|October 2, 2020||Agenda||Minutes||Zoom Recording|
|December 4, 2020||Agenda||Minutes||Zoom Recording|
2019 Commission Meetings
|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|
State Ethics Commission Secures Disclosure of Contributors Behind CCNM Dark Money in Lawsuit Settlement
To settle a lawsuit brought by the State Ethics Commission, the Council for a Competitive New Mexico disclosed that it received $470,000 in contributions from PNM Resources that CCNM used to fund advertisements supporting and opposing candidates in the 2020 Democratic...
State Ethics Commission Reports
The State Ethics Commission reports quarterly on the complaints it receives and annually on its overall activities.
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 calendar 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.
2021 Quarterly Reports
2020 Quarterly Reports
State Ethics Commission in the News
Watch, listen, and read about the Commission in the news.
APPLY FOR THE CITIZEN REDISTRICTING COMMITTEE About the Redistricting Act: On April 6, 2021, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 304 (55th Legis., 1st Sess. 2021). Senate Bill 304 includes the Redistricting Act. The Redistricting Act...
Newly Created New Mexico Ethics Commission Goes After Groups for Independent Expenditure and Donor Reporting
By Wiley Rein Despite the pandemic and being in its first year of existence, the New Mexico State Ethics Commission wasted no time in 2020. The agency recently took significant enforcement actions against two groups for alleged reporting violations for their...
After a decade-long effort, New Mexico lawmakers passed new campaign reporting requirements in 2019 to force nonprofit groups, which can spend money on political campaigns without registering as political committees, to disclose their spending as well as the names,...
BY DAN BOYD / JOURNAL CAPITOL BUREAU CHIEF Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal SANTA FE – The New Mexico Ethics Commission on Friday filed a lawsuit aimed at forcing a group that spent more than $130,000 on political advertisements in hotly-contested Democratic...
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.