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--Conciliation Agreements approved: The Ethics Commission approved two Conciliation Agreements on April 5. An Agreement with former State Senator Arthur Kirkendoll may be viewed by clicking here. To view the Conciliation Agreement with the former Mayor of West Union, Joseph R. Thorpe, click here. A Conciliation Agreement previously approved by the Commission with Tammy Porter, a former member of the West Union Town Council, may be viewed by clicking here.

--Contract Exemption issued: To view a Contract Exemption granted to the Kanawha County Commission on April 5, click here.

--Advisory Opinion issued: To view Advisory Opinion 2018-07, which was issued on April 5, click here.

--Hearing on complaint scheduled:  A public hearing regarding an ethics complaint filed against Michelle Malone, manager of the River Road Public Service District in Morgantown, will be held beginning on June 25, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. To view the Statement of Charges and Notice of Hearing, click here

--Search for 2018 Financial Disclosure Statements on this website: Completed FDSs filed by the following filers during 2018 may be viewed on this website by clicking here: 
    • Members of the West Virginia Legislature; 
    • Elected members of the executive department; 
    • Members of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, and 
    • Candidates for these positions.

--Lobbyists suspended for not filing a Lobbyist Activity Report or paying the associated fees for filing a late report for the period beginning September 1, 2017, and ending December 31, 2017, are John Casey, Joyce Gibson and Tara Martinez.

--2017 Annual Report issued: To view the Ethics Commission’s 2017 Annual Report, click here.

 --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.



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