2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 1-19-32.1 — Reports examination; forwarding of reports.
1-19-32.1. Reports examination; forwarding of reports.
A. The secretary of state shall conduct a thorough examination of at least ten percent of all reports filed during a year by reporting individuals, selected at random at least forty days after the general election and ten days after the May reports are filed in a nonelection year, to determine compliance with the provisions of the Campaign Reporting Act [ 1-19-25 to 1-19-36 NMSA 1978]. The examination may include an investigation of any discrepancies, including a cross-reference to reports filed by any other reporting individual. A reporting individual shall be notified in writing if a discrepancy is found in the report filed and shall be permitted to file a written explanation for the discrepancy within ten working days of the date of the notice. The notice, penalty and arbitration provisions set forth in Section 1-19-34.4 NMSA 1978 shall apply to examinations conducted under this section.
B. After the date stated in the notice of final action for submission of a written explanation, the secretary of state shall prepare an annual report of any unresolved discrepancies found after examination of the random sample provided for in Subsection A of this section. A copy of this report shall be transmitted to the attorney general for enforcement pursuant to the provisions of Section 1-19-36 NMSA 1978. This report is a public record open to public inspection and subject to the retention and destruction provisions set forth in Section 1-19-32 NMSA 1978.
C. A county clerk shall deliver to the secretary of state, within forty-eight hours of the county clerk's receipt, each report of expenditures and contributions or statement of exception filed with the county clerk's office. Within forty-eight hours of receipt of a report of expenditures and contributions or statement of exception filed by a legislative candidate for a multicounty district, the secretary of state shall deliver to each county clerk in the multicounty legislative district a copy of the report or statement filed.
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