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News laws concerning open government have been passed since the guides were last updated. Those include a new exception to IPRA which is listed below in bold with the other IPRA details.
H. Protected personal identifier information contained in public records may be redacted by a public body before inspection or copying of a record. The presence of protected personal identifier information on a record does not exempt the record from inspection. Unredacted records that contain protected personal identifier information shall not be made available on publicly accessible websites operated by or managed on behalf of a public body.
Also, a change was made to exception D which now reads
d. portions of law enforcement records that reveal: (1) confidential sources, methods or information; or (2) before charges are filed, names, address, contact information, or protected personal identifier information as defined in this Act of individuals who are: 1) confidential sources, methods or information; or (2) before charges are filed, names, address, contact information, or protected personal identifier information is defined in this Act of individuals who are: (a) accused but not charged with a crime; or (b) victims of or non-law-enforcement witnesses to an alleged crime of: 1) assault with intent to commit a violent felony pursuant to Section 30-3-3 NMSA 1978 when the violent felony is criminal sexual penetration; 2) assault against a household member with intent to commit a violent felony pursuant to Section 30-3-14 NMSA 1978 when the violent felony is criminal sexual penetration; 3) stalking pursuant to Section 30-3A-3 NMSA 1978; 4) aggravated stalking pursuant to Section 30-3A-3.1 NMSA 1978; 5) criminal sexual penetration pursuant to Section 30-9-11 NMSA 1978; or 6) criminal sexual contact pursuant to Section 30-9-12 NMSA 1978.
The remainder of the exceptions are as follows:
“14-2-1. RIGHT TO INSPECT PUBLIC RECORDS–EXCEPTIONS.– Every person has a right to inspect public records of this state except:
A. records pertaining to physical or mental examinations and medical treatment of persons confined to an institution.
B. letters of reference concerning employment, licensing or permits;
C. letters or memoranda that are matters of opinion in personnel files or students’ cumulative files;
E. as provided by the Confidential Materials Act;
F. trade secrets, attorney-client privileged information and long-range or strategic business plans of SB 118 Page 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 public hospitals discussed in a properly closed meeting;
G. tactical response plans or procedures prepared for or by the state or a political subdivision of the state, the publication of which could reveal specific vulnerabilities, risk assessments or tactical emergency security procedures that could be used to facilitate the planning or execution of a terrorist attack;