Disclosure Laws

Common Cause New Mexico is working to pass constitutional disclosure laws in New Mexico. Senator Peter Wirth has introduced legislation to restore the enforceability of the Campaign Reporting Act (CRA) and to adapt the CRA to modern methods of campaigning.

Since the CRA was enacted, the courts have developed restrictions on the authority of governments to regulate campaign speech. Under these rules, several key provisions of the CRA have been invalidated by the courts. Additionally, there are now numerous national and local independent groups participating in state elections in a variety of ways, ranging from campaign ads coordinated with candidates to an occasional ad mentioning a public official who is running for reelection.

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Tuesday February 21 HB 399, Campaign Public Financing Changes, sponsored by Rep. Matthew McQueen and Rep. Patricio Ruiloba, to expand the state’s public financing to include candidates for Secretary of State passed the House Local...

NEW MEXICO New Bills for Wednesday
February 21, 2017

First a HUGE Friday win! SB 224 – Register Voters 3 Days Before Elections, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Steinborn, passed the Senate Rules Committee. This bill will extend the Voter Registration Deadline by allowing registration through the...

NEW MEXICO A Busy Week Ahead for Better Government!
February 19, 2017

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