Legislators in New Mexico are drafting legislation to create an independent ethics commission after a constitutional amendment passed this November. New Mexico received a score of 36 out of 100 in Coalition for Integrity’s States With Anti-corruption Measures for Public Officials (S.W.A.M.P. Index). This score reflects the current lack of an independent ethics agency in New Mexico. Coalition for Integrity reviewed the pending legislation and provided our comments to guide the process and recommend best practices. We reached out to the House and Senate Leadership and Senate Committee Chairs. You can read our letter here.