Lobbyist Regulation Act Reporting Guidelines
The Secretary of State has published the new Lobbyist Regulation Act Reporting Guidelines for use as a reference for lobbyist and lobbyist employers. Additionally, please refer to the Lobbyist Regulation Act, NMSA 2-11-1 through 2-11-9, as the ultimate legal authority.
Please contact our ethics staff at 505.827.3600 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or feedback.
Lobbyist Reporting Training Webinar
The Secretary of State Ethics staff will hold a webinar open to all registered lobbyists to review reporting guidelines and use of the Campaign Finance Information System.
Register now and reserve your place in the upcoming webinar session:
April 25, 2016 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM MST. - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5495186866342937090
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Lobbyist Filing Dates
The reports required pursuant to the provisions of the Lobbyist Regulation Act shall be filed:
- by January 15 for all expenditures and political contributions made or incurred during the preceding year and not previously reported;
- within forty-eight hours for each separate expenditure made or incurred during a legislative session that was for five hundred dollars ($500) or more; and
- by May 1 for all expenditures and political contributions made or incurred through April 25 of the current year and not previously reported.
2016 Regular Session prohibited period
It is unlawful during the prohibited period for a state legislator or a candidate for state legislator, or any agent on behalf of either, to knowingly solicit a contribution for a political purpose. The prohibited period means the period beginning January 1 prior to the regular session of the legislature and ending on adjournment of the session.
It is unlawful during the prohibited period for the Governor, or any agent on her behalf, to knowingly solicit a contribution for a political purpose. The prohibited period means the period beginning January 1 prior to the regular session of the legislature and ending on the twentieth day following adjournment of the session.