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Ethics & Transparency Bills Sponsored By Senator Ivey-Soto

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HB21 (2013) PUBLIC MEETING AGENDAS 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE

This bill -- which is now law -- all public bodies must post meeting agendas 72 hours before the meeting and must post them on their website. The bill was supported by the Foundation for Open Government and by the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce which gave an award to the sponsors after the bill was signed into law.


HB378 (2015) REQUIRE ORAL PUBLIC COMMENT AT MEETINGS

This bill was an attempt to require oral public comment in public meetings. It was supported by the Foundation for Open Government.


SB137 (2014) HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION MEMBERS & HEARINGS

This bill would have made it easier to appoint members of the state Human Rights Commission and would have streamlined the first hearing in that process.


HB251 (2013) STATE AGENCY EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT BUY-OUTS

This bill would have prohibited the golden parachute buyouts with public funds when coaches or school superintendents leave office.


SB194 (2015) REQUIREMENTS FOR PROPOSING & CHANGING RULES

This bill (and HB 108 in 2013) would have made administrative rule-making by state agencies more consistent and accountable. It was supported by the Association for Commerce and Industry.


SB307 (2013) PUBLIC RECORDS CHANGES

This bill -- which is now law -- clarified the laws for real estate records and public access to such records at the County Clerk's Office.


SB257 (2015) CHARTER SCHOOLS & PUBLIC AUDIT CHANGES

This bill -- passed by the Legislature and vetoed by the Governor -- would have allowed efficiency in public auditing by permitting a component unit to select its own qualified auditor. In the last fiscal year, this bill could have saved taxpayers almost $1 Million Dollars.


SB299 (2013) MARRIAGE LICENSE CLEANUP

This bill -- which is now law -- modernized many aspects of marriage laws, many of which had not been updated since the 1800s.


HB147 (2015) ANIMAL SHELTERING BOARD TO ENVIRONMENT DEPT.

This bill would have moved the Animal Sheltering Licensing Board from Regulation & Licensing to the Environment Department. It was supported by Animal Protection Voters and the Humane Society.


HB65 (2013) LOCAL GOV'T REFUNDS OF FEES

This bill would have removed needless bureaucratic hurdles to refunds issued to taxpayers by the government.


SB554 (2013) LIEN CLAIMS DATE & DELIVERY METHOD

This bill would have implemented a consistent and accountable process to placing a lien on a person's property and would have required notice of the lien.


HB250 (2016) UNIFORM MONEY SERVICES ACT

This bill -- which is now law -- gives state regulators tools to crack down on international money laundering in New Mexico. We were the only border state without this legislation in place.


SB146 (2013) UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE SECURED TRANSACTIONS

This bill -- which is now law -- implements several updates to the Uniform Commercial Code, encouraging interstate commerce in New Mexico.


HB324 (2015) PUBLIC RECORD INSTRUMENTS OF WRITING

This bill -- which was passed by the Legislature but pocket vetoed by the Governor -- would have protected real estate records by requiring a reason before duplicate documents should be recording affecting the title to a person's property.


SB473 (2015) UNIFORM MONEY SERVICES ACT

This bill -- the content of which is now law through HB 250 (2016) -- was an earlier attempt to implement the Uniform Money Services Act, which was finally passed in 2016.


HB166 (2016) HOME INSPECTOR LICENSING ACT

This bill (and HB 551 in 2015) would have created licensure and background checks for people performing home inspections. The bill was supported by the Realtors Association.



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