News and Announcements
--Financial Disclosure Statements are due: Public employees and officials who are required to complete Financial Disclosure Statements are reminded that their completed forms are due now.
Blank forms were sent to prior filers in January. The form and instructions are also available on this website at “Financial Disclosure” on the left-hand drop-down listing.
The Ethics Act, at W. Va. Code § 6B-2-6, requires the following individuals to file Financial Disclosure Statements every year: those elected to statewide offices; all county elected officials; municipal officials elected in Charleston and Fairmont; members of county boards of education; county school superintendents; members of state boards, commissions and agencies appointed by the governor; state executive branch department secretaries, commissioners, deputy commissioners, assistant commissioners, directors, deputy directors, assistant directors, department heads, deputy department heads and assistant department heads, and all candidates for elected statewide and county public offices and candidates in Charleston and Fairmont municipal elections.
Those required to file are encouraged to file their Statements directly online through this website at “Financial Disclosure,” then at “Online Financial Disclosure Filing.” Any questions may be directed to Ellen Briggs at (304)558-0664 or at email@example.com.
--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 versions of the initial and supplemental 2015 Directories of Registered Lobbyists may be picked up at the Ethics Commission’s offices at 210 Brooks Street, Suite 300.
Copies of both printed Directories are being mailed to all registered lobbyists, along with ID badges for those who have not already picked them up.
--Lobbyist and Financial Disclosures will be emailed: The Ethics Commission will continue to provide blank forms for lobbyists to file their spending/activity reports, and Financial Disclosure Statements to those who are required to file them, through email as a cost-cutting measure. Only those who do not have email accounts will be sent the blank forms via the United States Mail.
Please note that the next lobbyist activity report is due on May 15.