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Civil Rights Commission

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The "New Mexico civil rights commission" is created and shall function from the date of its appointment until March 31, 2021. The members of the commission shall:

  1. Review policies and develop policy proposals for laws for the creation of a civil right of action for the deprivation, by a public body or a person acting on behalf of or under the authority of a public body, of any right, privilege or immunity secured by the constitution of New Mexico;

  2. Review the use of qualified immunity as a defense to liability by an employee of a public body for a claim that would be brought either under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 or pursuant to the right of action considered by the commission;

  3. Review and assess the need for and costs of additional insurance policies for public employees and public bodies, or for persons acting on behalf of or under the authority of public bodies.

Public Meetings Schedule

Date and Location

Friday September 18, 2020 at 2PM-4PM

Recorded meeting


Date and Location

Thursday September 3, 2020 at 2PM - 4PM



Date and Location

Friday August 21, 2020 at 2PM-4PM




Commission Members


Mark Baker



Gerald Byers



Kim Stewart