THE INSPECTION OF PUBLIC RECORDS ACT NMSA 1978, Chapter 14, Article 2
A Compliance Guide for New Mexico Public Officials and Citizens
GARY K. KING Attorney General
This seventh edition of the Compliance Guide updates the 2009 edition to reflect significant amendments to the Inspection of Public Records Act made in 2011. The amendments include new definitions and other provisions that address the increasing use of email to make and respond to inspection requests and the storage of public records in electronic format. This edition is also updated to reflect recent case law, including a New Mexico Supreme Court case issued in June 2012 eliminating the “rule of reason” exception to the Act and addressing the applicability of executive privilege in the context of a request to inspect public records.
Seventh Edition • 2012