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--Current list of lobbyists:   A list of lobbyists who have registered with the Ethics Commission as of January 20 is available on this website by going to “Lobbyist Information.”

Copies of the printed version of the initial 2015 Directory of Registered Lobbyists, which includes lobbyists registered through December 18, 2014, may be picked up at the Ethics Commission’s offices at 210 Brooks Street, Suite 300. 

Copies of the printed version of the supplemental Directory are expected to be available in early February.  That Directory will include information concerning lobbyists who registered between December 19, 2014–January 20, 2015.  

Copies of both printed Directories will be mailed to lobbyists after the Supplemental Directories arrive from the printer.

--Lobbyists’ spending reports were due on Jan. 15:  Lobbyists who were registered to lobby during 2014 are required to submit spending and activity reports for the September 1-December 31 time period by Jan. 15. 

Those who did not file the reports by Jan. 15 will be assessed fines for each day their report is late.  In addition, the lobbying privileges of those who fail to pay late fees, or to file their report at all, will be suspended.

Reporting forms were sent to lobbyists via email.  (Those without email addresses were sent forms via the U.S. Mail.) The forms will not be sent out again, but are available on this website at “Lobbyist Information” and then at “Reporting Lobbyist Activity & Spending.” Completed forms will not be accepted via fax or via email because they must contain the lobbyist’s original signature.

--Settlement Agreements: The Ethics Commission has approved a settlement (Conciliation) Agreement in a Complaint filed against Richard T. Linio, the former Director of Facilities Management and Facilities Planning at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology.  To view this and other Conciliation Agreements, go to “Complaints” on the left-hand listing, then go to “Conciliation Agreements.”

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