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--Lobbyist reports due May 15: Registered lobbyists are required to file Lobbyist Activity Report 2017-01 before May 15, 2017, regardless of whether they undertook any lobbying activity or spent any money on lobbying. For more information, click here.

--Revised Private Gain/Nepotism Rule: The revised Legislative Rule entitled Use of Office for Private Gain, Including Nepotism, Title 158, Series 6, goes into effect on May 15. To view the revised Rule, click here.

--Advisory Opinions issued: The Ethics Commission issued three Advisory Opinions on May 4. To view the Opinions, click here.

--Lobbyist training requirement:
All lobbyists registered in West Virginia must complete one training course during the two-year registration cycle. The West Virginia Ethics Commission staff provides live training each year in January and in October. Lobbyists may also satisfy the statutory training requirement by viewing the training video by clicking here. Any lobbyist who does not know his/her training status may contact Teri Anderson at (304) 558-0664 or email at

--Public Comments on Legislative Rules and Guidelines: Anyone desiring to submit a comment on any of the Ethics Commission’s Legislative Rules or Guidelines may do so by June 15, 2017. The Legislative Rules may be viewed (and downloaded) by clicking here, and the Guidelines may be reviewed (and downloaded) by clicking here. Comments may be submitted to This comment period is required pursuant to W.Va. Code §29A-3-20 (a)(3).

--Search for 2017 FDSs on this website:  Completed FDSs filed by the following filers during 2017 may be viewed on this website by clicking here: 
        • Members of the West Virginia Legislature; 
        • Elected members of the executive department;
        • Members of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, and
        • Candidates for these positions.

--Lobbyist Directory:  Printed copies of the 2017 Lobbyist Directory were mailed to registered lobbyists and were provided to members of the Legislature.  An online version of the Directory, which was updated on May 18, 2017, may be accessed by clicking here.

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