News and Announcements
--Advisory Opinion issued: The Ethics Commission issued Advisory Opinion AO 2016-13 on October 6: To view the AO, click here.
--Contract Exemptions issued: The Ethics Commission issued three Contract Exemptions on October 6. To view the three Exemptions, click here.
--Lobbyists suspended: The following lobbyists' lobbying privileges have been suspended for failure to file a Lobbyist Activity Report for the 2016-02 reporting period or for failure to pay late fees associated with the filing of that report: Raymond Joseph and Nick Preservati.
--Lobbyists must complete training by Dec. 31: Lobbyists who have not completed at least one lobbyist training course for the 2014-2016 registration period must complete a course by December 31 or face suspension of their lobbyist registration. The Ethics Commission will present a one-hour training course on Wednesday, October 26 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission’s conference room on the third floor at 210 Brooks Street in Charleston. Attendance should be confirmed in advance by contacting Lobbyist Registrar Teri Anderson at (304) 558-0664 or at Teri.L.Anderson@wv.gov. Lobbyists also may fulfill the statutory training requirement by viewing a training video on the Ethics Commission’s website at www.ethics.wv.gov and submitting a Lobbyist Training Verification Form to the Commission.
--Summary of lobbyist spending: To view a composite report of spending reported by registered lobbyists for the 2016-02 (May 1-August 31) reporting period, click here.
--Name/likeness/“trinkets” statute and Advisory Opinions: The 2016 Legislative changes to the Ethics Act's 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. To view two Advisory Opinions which interpret the 2016 statute, click here.
--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