November 25, 2015 •
Ethics and Reporting Legislation to be Introduced in New Mexico
State House Democrats announced their plan to introduce a package of bills aimed at creating an independent ethics commission, overhauling the state’s lobbyist and campaign finance reporting systems, and strengthening forfeiture penalties for corrupt officials.
Following the scandal of former Secretary of State Dianna Duran involving fraud and embezzlement, the state lawmakers plan on introducing the bills in the upcoming legislative session as a way to promote trust and transparency.
Pre-filing of proposed legislation can begin on December 15, and the 2016 legislative session will open on January 19.
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