SANTA FE — Legislation that would make state settlement records available to the public immediately — rather than after a six-month wait — is headed to the governor after passing the Legislature without a single dissenting vote.
The proposal, Senate Bill 64, won approval in the House 70-0 late Sunday. It passed the Senate earlier this month 38-0.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration strongly supports the bill.
“This bill is about transparency,” said Rep. Linda Trujillo, a Santa Fe Democrat and co-sponsor of the legislation.
State law now requires a six-month wait before settlements are available to the public, but it isn’t always clear when the confidentiality period is supposed to begin.