News and Announcements
--Disclosure of “interested parties” to contracts: Beginning July 7, 2017, business entities which have been awarded certain types of contracts with a state agency must submit to the state agency a disclosure of “interested parties” to the applicable contract. The Ethics Commission accepts completed disclosure forms ONLY from state agencies. To download the form, click here. To view the statute (W. Va. Code §§ 6D-1-1 through 6D-1-4) which goes into effect on July 7, click here. Questions regarding the statute should be directed to the contracting agency.
--Special meeting cancelled: The special meeting of the Ethics Commission originally scheduled for Monday, June 19, has been cancelled. The Commission’s next regularly scheduled meeting is August 3.
--Lobbyist spending reported in 2017: To view a report listing spending reported by lobbyists registered to lobby in West Virginia for the reporting period of January 1-April 30, 2017, click here.
--Lobbyists’ privileges suspended: The following lobbyists’ lobbying privileges have been suspended for failure to file their Lobbyist Activity Report or to pay late report filing fees:
--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.
--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 July 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 Ethics@wv.gov. This comment period is required pursuant to W.Va. Code §29A-3-20 (a)(3).
--Lobbyist Directory: To view the West Virginia Lobbyist Directory, click here.