Upcoming Commission Meeting
Friday, August 7th, 2020, 9:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Virtual Meeting Via Zoom
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Meeting ID: 892 0503 3496
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Trainings and CLEs
Upcoming Trainings & CLEs
Past Trainings & CLEs
- 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
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2019 Commission Meetings
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PRESS RELEASE State Ethics Commission to Hold Virtual Meetings Albuquerque, NM March 19, 2020 – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Ethics Commission’s office is open by appointment only, and Commission staff have been directed to work from home. To...
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.
PRESS RELEASE State Ethics Commission files motion to participate as friend of the court in State v. Padilla Albuquerque, NM, February 24, 2020 – The State Ethics Commission filed a motion to participate as a friend of the court (“amicus curiae”) and...
SANTA FE – Legislators in New Mexico usually have day jobs. They aren’t paid a salary for serving in the Legislature, and most of them are either retired or have careers that allow them to take a break to travel to Santa Fe for legislative sessions, often hundreds of...
Watch a web extra from New Mexico In Focus regarding recent progress of the State Ethics Commission.
SANTA FE – New Mexico voters ended decades of debate in 2018 by approving an independent ethics commission to investigate allegations of wrongdoing against state officeholders and others. Now supporters fear that the agency, in its first year of operation, isn’t...
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.