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--Ethics Commission to meet October 6:  The Ethics Commission will meet on Thursday, October 6 at 10 a.m. in the third floor conference room at 210 Brooks Street in Charleston. To view the meeting agenda, click here.

--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.  To view a list lobbyists who failed to file a Lobbyist Activity Report for this period, click here.  Lobbyists who have not filed their Activity Report by the close of business on October 6 will be suspended on October 7.

--All lobbyists must undergo training: All lobbyists registered with the Ethics Commission are reminded that they must undergo Ethics Act training during the January 1, 2015-December 31, 2016, lobbyist registration cycle.  First-time lobbyists must complete training within 90 days of the date on which they register to lobby.   Lobbyists may fulfill the statutory training requirement by viewing a training video on this website. (Go to Lobbyist Information, then Lobbyist Training Video.)

 --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 

 

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