News and Announcements
--Lobbyist Activity Reports due September 15: All registered lobbyists must file their second 2016 Lobbyist Activity Report by September 15 regardless of whether they lobbied or spent money lobbying during the reporting period of May 1 through August 31, 2016. For a blank reporting form, click here.
--Public Reprimands Issued: On August 4, the Ethics Commission approved the settlement of Ethics Act Complaints filed against Bernard L. Fazzini, former Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Central West Virginia Transit Authority (“CENTRA”), and John P. Aman, CENTRA’s former General Manager. The Commission issued public reprimands against Fazzini and Aman and fined each $500 for violations of the contract prohibitions and “use of public office for private gain” provisions of the Ethics Act. To view the Conciliation Agreements, click here.
--Two Advisory Opinions issued on August 4: The Ethics Commission issued two Advisory Opinions, AO 2016-10 and AO 2016-11, which interpret the 2016 name/likeness/"trinkets" provisions of the Ethics Act on August 4, 2016. To view the two Opinions, click here.
--New name/likeness “trinkets” statute in effect June 10: The new portion of the Ethics Act which sets forth 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.
--Lobbyists suspended: Registered Lobbyist Chuck Hamsher’s lobbying privileges have been suspended for failure to file a Lobbyist Activity Report by the May 16, 2016, deadline. In addition, the following registered lobbyists’ lobbying privileges have been suspended for failure to pay late reporting fees for the 2016-1 Lobbyist Activity Reporting Period:
--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