Recent Submissions

  • [2007-01-18] Public Comments from July 26, 2006 

    Scarnecchia, Suellyn
    After the taskforce adjourned on July 26, 2006, a group of people arrived to participate in the public comment portion of the meeting. The following is a summary of those comments and recommendations.
  • [2007-01-18] Subcommittee Membership 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform
    This is a list of subcommittee members of Governor Richardson's Task Force on Ethics Reform.
  • [2007-01-18] Should the State Treasurer and the State Auditor Be Appointed? 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform
    The impetus for this issue arises from the difficulty of disciplining or removing an official from elective office in the case of misconduct. Currently, the only provision for enforcement is impeachment. Impeachment is an ...
  • [2007-01-18] Subcommittee Report on the Establishment of a State Ethics Commission 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform; Noel, Jim; Sanchez, Leonard; Bluestone, Stuart; McCoy, Kathy; Winter, Brad; Carey, John
    The establishment of a State Ethics Commission relates directly to ethics reform in the state of New Mexico. Such a commission does not exist in New Mexico, the establishment of which would represent a tangible and concrete ...
  • [2007-01-18] Subcommittee Report on Public Financing of Campaigns 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform; Brix, Matt; Feldman, Dede; Bluestone, Stuart; Udall, Stewart
    Broadly speaking, the Ethics and Campaign Reform Task Force has been assembled to develop constructive methods for removing the adverse effects of money on the political system and improving public confidence in the integrity ...
  • [2007-01-18] Subcommittee [Report] on Legislative Compensation 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform; Carruthers, Gary; Budke, Maralyn; Noel, Jim; Brazil, Barbara
    Currently, under Section 1-19-29.1 NMSA 1978 legislators may use campaign funds for “expenditures … reasonably related to performing the duties of office held, including mail, telephone, and travel expenditures to serve ...
  • [2007-01-18] Subcommittee Report on Gifts 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform; Scarneccia, Suellyn; Martinez, W. Ken; Brix, Matt
    The giving of gifts to show ones appreciation is a valued tradition in New Mexico. However, the giving of gifts to public officials by persons financially interested in their official actions may have a corrupting influence. ...
  • [2007-01-18] Subcommittee Report on Campaign Finance 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform; Montgomery, Andrew; Brazil, Barbara; Miller, Justin; Noel, Jim; Tompkins, Hilary
    New Mexico is one of a minority of 13 states that do not limit most campaign contributions. The United States Supreme Court has recognized that such limits may serve a state’s compelling interest in preventing corruption ...
  • [2007-01-18] Governmental Conduct 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform; Tompkins, Hilary; Kernan, Gaye; Budke, Maralyn; Miller, Justin
    This presentation covers the following issues of governmental conduct: gifts, nepotism, lobbying, and conduct of government officials.
  • [2007-01-18] Discussion Group Report: Governmental Conduct 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform; Tompkins, Hilary; Kernan, Gaye; Budke, Maralyn; Miller, Justin
    “Governmental conduct” covers behavior by a wide range of individuals, engaging in a broad scope of activities, and is addressed by a variety of statutes, rules, and codes of conduct. This report concerns the conduct of ...
  • [2007-01-18] Discussion Group Report: Campaign Finance 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform; Brix, Matt; Winter, Brad; Montgomery, Andrew
    “Campaign finance” laws cover the manner in which money is raised, spent and reported by candidate committees, political action committees, political parties and independent expenditure groups. This report will examine ...
  • [2007-01-18] Draft Minutes of the Seventh Meeting of the Governor's Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform Task Force 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform
    These are the minutes for the September 20-21, 2006 meeting of the Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform.
  • [2007-01-18] Approved Minutes of the Fifth Meeting of the Governor's Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform Task Force 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform
    These are the minutes for the August 16, 2006 meeting of the Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform.
  • [2007-01-18] Approved Minutes of the Fourth Meeting of the Governor's Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform Task Force 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform
    These are the minutes for the July 26, 2006 meeting of the Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform.
  • [2007-01-18] Approved Minutes of the Third Meeting of the Governor's Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform Task Force 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform
    These are the minutes for the June 28-29, 2006 meeting of the Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform.
  • [2007-01-18] Approved Minutes of the Second Meeting of the Governor's Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform Task Force 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform
    These are the minutes for the May 30, 2006 meeting of the Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform.
  • [2007-01-18] Approved Minutes of the First Meeting of the Governor's Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform Task Force 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform
    These are the minutes for the May 3, 2006 meeting of the Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform.
  • [2007-01-18] Discussion Group Report: Prevention & Enforcement 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform; Noel, Jim; Bluestone, Stuart; Carey, John; Shandler, Zachary
    New Mexico has a mix of ethical canons and statutes, including the Government Conduct Act, the Procurement Code, Financial Disclosure Act, and others. The Judicial branch has its own code of conduct, as does the Legislative ...
  • [2007-01-17] Agenda--May 30, 2006 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform
    This is a proposed agenda for the May 30, 2006 meeting of the Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform.
  • [2007-01-17] Agenda--October 3, 2006 

    Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform
    This is a proposed agenda for the October 3, 2006 meeting of the Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform.

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