News and Announcements
--Ethics Commission meeting Nov. 3: The Ethics Commission will meet on Thursday, November 3 at 10 a.m. in the Third Floor Conference Room at 210 Brooks Street in Charleston. To view the meeting agenda, click here. The Commission’s Committee on Open Governmental Meetings will meet in the same location at 9:30 on Nov. 3. To view that agenda, click here.
--Lobbyists must complete training by Dec. 31: Lobbyists who have not completed at least one lobbyist training course for the 2014-2016 registration period must complete a course by December 31 or face suspension of their lobbyist registration. Lobbyists may fulfill the statutory training requirement by viewing a training video on the Ethics Commission’s website at www.ethics.wv.gov and submitting a Lobbyist Training Verification Form to the Commission.
--Lobbyists suspended: The following lobbyists' lobbying privileges have been suspended for failure to file a Lobbyist Activity Report for the 2016-02 reporting period or for failure to pay late fees associated with the filing of that report: Raymond Joseph and Nick Preservati.
--Summary of lobbyist spending: To view a composite report of spending reported by registered lobbyists for the 2016-02 (May 1-August 31) reporting period, click here.
--Name/likeness/“trinkets” statute and Advisory Opinions: The 2016 Legislative changes to the Ethics Act's limitations on a public official’s or employee’s use of his/her name or likeness on items purchased with public funds went into effect on June 10, 2016. To view a summary of the provisions, click here. To view two Advisory Opinions which interpret the 2016 statute, click here.
--Search for FDSs on this website: Completed FDSs for the following filers for 2012-16 may be viewed on this website:
• Members of the Legislature (Senate and House of Delegates);
• Members of the Board of Public Works (Governor, Treasurer, Auditor, Secretary of State, Commissioner of Agriculture, Attorney General);
• Members of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, and
• Candidates for these positions.
Click here: Search for a Filed Financial Disclosure Statement