News and Announcements
--2017 Annual Report issued: To view the Ethics Commission’s 2017 Annual Report, click here.
--Advisory Opinion issued: The Ethics Commission issued Advisory Opinion 2018-01 on January 4, 2018. To view the Opinion, click here.
--Lobbyist reports due January 15: All lobbyists registered in West Virginia are required to submit Lobbyist Activity Reports for the September 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017, reporting period by January 15, 2018. Click here for a blank reporting form. Even if a lobbyist has no lobbying activity or expenditures to report, he or she is required to file an activity report. Failure to file activity reports by January 15 will result in a fine of $10.00 for each business day the report is late up to a maximum of $250.00.
--Disclosure of “interested parties” to contracts: 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 which went into effect on July 7, 2017, click here. Questions regarding the statute should be directed to the contracting agency. To view Disclosures which have been filed with the Ethics Commission, click here.
--Lobbyist Directory: To view the West Virginia Lobbyist Directory, click here.