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--Public comment period: Comments from the public regarding proposed changes to two of the Ethics Commission’s Procedural Rules (Title 158, Series 17 and Title 158, Series 19) may be submitted to the Ethics Commission through April 14, 2018. The Series 17 Rule relates to procedures for hearings, and the Series 19 Rule relates to general Ethics Commission procedures. Comments may be submitted to the Ethics Commission, Rebecca L. Stepto, Executive Director, 210 Brooks Street, Suite 300, Charleston, WV 25301. To view the proposed modified Rules, click here.

--Advisory Opinions issued: On March 1, the Ethics Commission issued five Advisory Opinions, and its Committee on Open Governmental Meetings issued two Open Meetings Advisory Opinions. To view the Opinions, click here.

--Decision issued in Cheryle Hall Complaint: On February 1, the Ethics Commission issued a Final Decision and Order finding that Cheryle Hall, the former Clerk of the Court of Claims, violated the Ethics Act. It issued a public reprimand against Hall and ordered her to pay a $1,500 fine and $4,668 for the costs of the Commission prosecuting her violation. To view the Final Decision and Order, 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.

--Lobbyist spending:  To view a report summarizing spending reported by registered lobbyists for the reporting period of September 1-December 31, 2017, click here.

--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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