New Mexico Secretary of State's Office: Comments Filed by CLC on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Campaign Finance and Lobbyist Activities (Public Hearing Scheduled for January 8, 2014)


These comments are submitted by the Campaign Legal Center in regard to the notice of proposed rulemaking published last month pertaining to campaign finance regulation, lobbyist regulation and other matters within the purview of the Secretary of State.1 The Campaign Legal Center offers comments below pertaining specifically to the proposed rules, amendments to rules, and Guidelines. Additionally, the Campaign Legal Center takes this opportunity to highlight two areas of campaign finance regulation that are of particular concern to the Campaign Legal Center, one of which is not explicitly addressed in the proposed rules or Guidelines (independent expenditure donor disclosure) and one of which would not adequately be regulated by the proposed rules or Guidelines (independence/coordination).