Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, center, laughs during a ceremonial bill signing on legislation to create a new state ethics commission on Thursday in the Governor’s Office. Among those present for the bill signing were, from left, Sen. Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque, Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto, D-Albuquerque, House Speaker Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe, Reena Szczepanski, Egolf’s chief of staff, and Rep. Daymon Ely, D-Corrales. (Eddie Moore/Journal)
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SANTA FE – New Mexico will no longer be one of just six states without an independent ethics commission, after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law Thursday a bill setting the powers and procedures of a voter-approved commission.
The fledgling ethics commission will officially be created in July, although it will not start hearing complaints until January.