January 4, 2022 •
New Mexico State Ethics Commission Proposes Firmer Disclosure Laws
The New Mexico State Ethics Commission is proposing additional disclosure laws to require legislators to release more about the sources of their personal income and business relationships.
Additionally, the commission would like to increase transparency requirements for lobbyists by requiring disclosure of what bills and provisions they are advocating for or against.
Lastly, because some lawmakers are married to lobbyists, a proposed change would require lawmakers to disclose before voting if any family member lobbied on a bill.
It is unclear if these proposals will be heard during the 30-day legislative session, starting January 18.
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