News and Announcements
--Ethics Commission Meeting June 2: The Ethics Commission will meet on Thursday, June 2 at 10 am. In the Third Floor Conference Room, 210 Brooks St. in Charleston. To view the agenda, click here.
--Public Comment Period: The Ethics Commission has filed a proposed revised Legislative Rule regarding the “use of public office for private gain” and nepotism provisions of the Ethics Act, Title 158, Series 6. To view the proposed Rule, click here. Any comments from the public regarding the proposed Rule must be received by the Ethics Commission on or before Thursday, June 16. Submit comments to Executive Director, Ethics Commission, 210 Brooks St., Suite 310, Charleston, WV 25301, or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
--Public hearing July 18-19: A public hearing regarding an ethics Complaint against Eugene R. Thorn, a former state employee, will be held on July 18-19 at the Ethics Commission’s offices in Charleston. To view the Statement of Charges and Notice of Hearing filed against Thorn, click here.
--All Lobbyists must file reports by May 16: All lobbyists registered in West Virginia are required to submit Lobbyist Activity Reports for the January 1-April 30, 2016, reporting period by May 16. Even if lobbyists have no lobbying activity or expenditures to report, they are required to file an activity report. Completed forms will not be accepted via fax, although they may be scanned and submitted via email to email@example.com. If the reports are emailed, the originals must be retained for a period of two years. Contact Lobbyist Registrar Kimberly Pickens at (304)558-0664 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
--Lobbyist spending summary 1991-2015: To view a list of the number of lobbyists registered with the Ethics Commission for the years 1991 through 2015, click here. The list also sets forth the total amount of spending reported by the lobbyists during those years.
--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
--“Trinkets” Statute and Legislative Rule: The current name/likeness or “trinkets” statute may be viewed by clicking here. A new statute will take effect on June 10, 2016. The Ethics Commission’s Emergency Legislative Rule regarding use of name or likeness may be viewed by clicking here. To view five Advisory Opinions regarding the statute, click here.