March 29, 2019 •
New Mexico Independent Ethics Commission Bill Signed by Governor
Senate Bill 668, relating to the State Ethics Commission Act, was signed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday, March 28, 2019.
The bill creates the new independent ethics commission demanded by voters in the November 2018 election.
The new commission will oversee state public officials and employees and give the commission investigative powers over ethics violations.
Sections one through eight and 34 of the bill, relating to the creation of the new commission, will become effective July 1, 2019.
The remaining sections, mostly relating to the commission’s investigative powers, will become effective on January 1, 2020.
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