Upcoming Commission Meetings
Friday, February 5, 2021 | 9:00am
Location: Virtual Meeting Via Zoom
Download Agenda & Public Materials: TBA
Trainings and CLEs
Upcoming Trainings & CLEs
Past Trainings & CLEs
- October 16, 2020 – Live Webinar via Zoom — Public Law Section Administrative Law Institute: State Ethics Commission Rules of Procedure on Administrative Complaints. (Attorney CLE credit) (Director Farris).
- 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).
- 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
|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|
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|
Committee to Protect New Mexico Consumers agrees to disclose over $264,000 in expenditures supporting PRC ballot question
STATE ETHICS COMMISSION For Immediate Release: 9/21/2020 PRESS RELEASE Committee to Protect New Mexico Consumers agrees to disclose over $264,000 in expenditures supporting PRC ballot question Albuquerque, NM, September 21, 2020 – The Committee to Protect New...
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.
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.
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
State Ethics Commission in the News
Watch, listen, and read about the Commission in the news.
Every election, candidates and their campaigns, political organizations, and others spend millions of dollars on advertisements designed to influence New Mexicans’ votes. Voters have a right to know who is behind these advertisements, and how much is being spent. New...
Candidates, expenditures and making sense of it all Authored Jointly by the State Ethics Commissioners William Lang, chairman; Jeff Baker; Stuart Bluestone; Garrey Carruthers; Ronald Solimon; Judy Villanueva; and Frances Williams and the New Mexico Secretary of...
Two NM groups pushed to disclose political spending SANTA FE – A group that sent out political advertisements targeting several progressive Democrats in the run-up to the June primary election has been ordered to disclose its donors. Secretary of State Maggie...
New Mexico's bipartisan and independent State Ethics Commission — sworn in a year ago and officially operating since January — has made its first request for a judge to approve a subpoena in an investigation into an ethics complaint. The case will remain...
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: email@example.com
The Commission requests that persons requesting records under the Inspection of Public Records Act submit their requests by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.