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									                                                                              New Mexico Secretary of State
                                                                                  Ethics Administration
                                                                          Campaign Solicitations & Contributions
                                                                    2008 SPECIAL SESSION
                                                               PROHIBITED FUND-RAISING PERIODS
                              Together the Campaign Reporting Act and the Lobbyist Regulation Act define Aprohibited periods@.
                       The following table outlines when these periods occur, what activities they prohibit, and which parties they affect.
WHO                                          WHAT                                                 WHEN
Legislators and                              cannot SOLICIT a contribution                         Day of Proclamation Until Adjournment of Special Legislative Session
Legislative Candidates                       for a political purpose
(or any agents on their behalf)

Governor                                     cannot SOLICIT a contribution                          Day of Proclamation Until 20th Day after Adjournment of Special
(or any agents on his/her                    for a political purpose                                Legislative Session
behalf)

Lobbyists or                                 cannot CONTRIBUTE to or act
Lobbyist Employer                            as an agent or intermediary for
                                             political contributions to or arrange for
                                             the making of political contributions to
                                             the campaign funds of the following:
                                                                                                    Day of Proclamation Until Adjournment of Special Legislative Session
                                             statewide elected official or
                                             legislator or any candidate for
                                             those offices


                                                                                                    Day of Proclamation Until 20th Day after Adjournment of Special
                                             the governor or candidate for
                                              governor
                                                                                                    Legislative Session


Pursuant to the CAMPAIGN REPORTING ACT                    knowingly solicit a contribution for a political          contributions to the campaign funds of any            for the governor or candidate for governor.
(Section 1-19-34.1 NMSA 1978):                            purpose. For purposes of this subsection,                 statewide elected official or legislator or any       For more information on the Campaign Reporting Act
    A. It is unlawful during the prohibited period for    Aprohibited period@ means that period beginning           candidate for those offices.                          or the Lobbyist Regulation Act please visit our
a state legislator or a candidate for state legislator,   January 1 prior to any regular session of the                C. For purposes of this section, Aprohibited       website at: www.sos.state.nm.us/ethics.htm
or any agent on behalf of either, to knowingly solicit    legislature or, in the case of a special session,         period@ is that period beginning January 1 prior to
a contribution for a political purpose. For purposes      after the proclamation has been issued, and               any regular session of the legislature or, in the                  Ethics Administration
of this subsection, Aprohibited period@ means that        ending on the twentieth day following the                 case of a special session, after the                          Office of the Secretary of State
period beginning January 1 prior to any regular           adjournment of the regular or special session.            proclamation has been issued, and ending on:                    325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300
                                                                                                                                                                                        Santa Fe, NM 87503
session of the legislature or, in the case of a           In accordance with the LOBBYIST REGULATION                (1) the day the session ends for: (a) any                        Toll Free: 1-800-477-3632
special session, after the proclamation has               ACT (Section 2-11-8.1 NMSA 1978):                         statewide elected official or candidate for
been issued, and ending on adjournment of the                B. It is unlawful during the prohibited period for     statewide office except the governor; and (b) a
regular or special session.                               any lobbyist or lobbyist=s employer to contribute to      legislator or any candidate or the legislature;
   B. It is unlawful during the prohibited period for     or act as an agent or intermediary for political          and (2) the twentieth day following the
the governor, or any agent on his behalf, to              contributions to or arrange for the making of political   adjournment of the regular or special session

								
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