New Mexico Ethics Watch Releases Statement on the Progress of HB 291, Amending the Financial Disclosure Act
Senator Jacob Candelaria recently introduced SB 299 for consideration this Legislative Session, a bill that amends key portions of the Whistleblower Protection Act. The Whistleblower Protection Act has been critical in protecting people in the state who have the courage to speak out about government corruption. While it is not clear what prompted this legislation, New Mexico Ethics Watch is greatly concerned that SB 299 would undermine key parts of the Act. There is nothing in the bill that broadens or improves the Whistleblower Protection Act – the bill’s sole aim is to narrow it.