March 18, 2019 •
New Mexico Adjourns Sine Die; Passes Ethics Commission Bill
The New Mexico Legislature adjourned sine die on March 16, 2019.
House Bill 668, relating to the State Ethics Commission Act, was passed by the Legislature on the final day of the session.
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.
The bill is awaiting the governor’s signature. If signed, sections one through eight and 34 of the bill will become effective July 1, 2019.
The remaining sections will become effective on January 1, 2020.
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