March 16, 2017
New Mexico Legislature Approves Independent Ethics Commission Bill
A bill creating an independent ethics commission has been approved by the New Mexico legislature.
House Joint Resolution 8 (HJR 8) seeks to amend the state constitution and establish a state ethics commission.
The ethics commission would oversee complaints against public officials, both in the legislative and executive branches, as well as lobbyist and government contractors.
The proposed amendment will be placed on the 2018 general election ballot for voter approval.