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--Public hearing postponed:   The public hearing on the ethics complaint against Raleigh County Assessor Drema Bias Evans, which had been scheduled to begin on April 27, has been postponed pending the conclusion of settlement negotiations. If a settlement is reached, it will be made public. If a settlement is not reached, the public hearing will be rescheduled.

--More public hearings scheduled: 
The Ethics Commission has scheduled five more hearings on ethics complaints. For a listing of scheduled hearings, please click here.

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-Lobbyist activity reports due May 15: The first Lobbyist Activity Report for the 2015-16 registration cycle is due to be filed with the Ethics Commission by May 15, 2015. This report covers activity for the period from January 1-April 30, 2015. 
     The activity report must be filed by all lobbyists regardless of whether they have any expenditures or activity to report. Blank reporting forms may be found by clicking here.
     Report forms will be emailed to lobbyists during April. Failure to file activity reports by May 15 will result in a fine of $10.00 for each business day the report is late up to a maximum of $250.00. Completed forms will not be accepted via fax or email because they must contain the lobbyist’s original signature. 
     Questions may be directed to Kimberly Pickens at (304)558-0664 or at kimberly.p.pickens@wv.gov.

--Current list of lobbyists: The list of lobbyists who have registered with the Ethics Commission through March 17 is available on this website by clicking here.

--Financial Disclosure Statements are due: Public employees and officials who are required to complete Financial Disclosure Statements are reminded that their completed annual forms are past due. 
     For a copy of the form, click here. Any questions may be directed to Ellen Briggs at (304)558-0664 or at ellen.m.briggs@wv.gov

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