New Mexico Statutes Chapter 56. Commercial Instruments and Transactions § 56-3-3. Information to non credit-granting governmental agencies

A. A credit bureau may supply identifying information such as names, addresses, former addresses, places of employment and former employment to non credit-granting governmental agencies.

B. No other information may be supplied to such governmental agencies, other than as provided in Subsection A of this section, by a credit bureau except in response to legal process unless the investigation is for security purposes.

C. The limitations contained in Subsections A and B of this section shall not apply to the child support enforcement division of the human services department which shall, unless otherwise prohibited by law, have the right to full access to credit bureau reports for the purpose of assisting it in carrying out its duties to locate child support obligors and enforce child support obligations pursuant to the department's child support program responsibilities set forth in Section 27-2-27 NMSA 1978 .  The child support enforcement division shall limit its use of consumer credit reports to those purposes permissible under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. 1681 .  The division shall furnish to the credit bureau the judgment or case number for the child support obligation for which a report is requested, and the credit bureau furnishing reports to the division shall audit the division's requests on a monthly basis to assure the division's compliance with this subsection.  Any employee of the division having access to credit bureau reports shall limit strictly the use of information contained in the reports to purposes connected with the employee's responsibilities for enforcing child support obligations pursuant to the state's child support enforcement program.


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