Some local jurisdictions in New Mexico have privacy and confidentiality policies that prohibit the disclosure of sensitive private information obtained by public employees to outside agencies, such as a person’s social security number, sexual orientation, a person’s status as a recipient of public assistance, or immigration status.  This session we will work with partners to help pass a bill that protects all New Mexicans from disclosure of their most private and sensitive information. This bill would create a confidentiality policy for all state agencies that prohibits government employees from disclosing sensitive personal information acquired by virtue of their position with a state or local government agency to anyone outside of that state or local agency. In addition to the bill’s other benefit, this will provide another measure of protection for immigrant communities in our state.

 

Sponsors

Rep. Miguel Garcia

Status

Pending

Session

2019

Bill number

House Bill 141

Position

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