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--Advisory Opinions issued: The Ethics Commission issued three Advisory Opinions on October 3. To view AO 2019-25, click here. To view AO 2019-26, click here. To view ALJ AO 2019-01, click here.

--Conciliation Agreement: The Ethics Commission approved a Conciliation Agreement on October 3. To view the Agreement, click here.

--Lobbyists suspended:
  The following lobbyists have been suspended for not filing a Lobbyist Activity Report or for not paying the fees for filing a late report for the May 1, 2019, to August 31, 2019, reporting period:  Thomas DePriest,  Bruce King, Benjamin Kessler-Gaa, Emily Schultz and Brett Tubbs.

--Lobbyist spending report:  To view a report listing spending reported by registered lobbyists during the period from May 1, 2019-August 31, 2019, click here.

--Upcoming trainings: The Ethics Commission will present training on the Ethics Act and the Open Meetings Act on the following dates. The trainings are open to the public and registration is not required:
   Oct. 17: Madison; 3:30 p.m.; Boone County Courthouse Annex, 206 Court Street, Commission Chambers, third floor. 
   Oct. 23: Lewisburg; 11 a.m.; Greenbrier County Courthouse, Upper Floor Courtroom, 912 Court Street North.

--Newsletter: To view the third issue of the Ethics Commission's newsletter focusing on Ethics Act and Open Meetings Act provisions of interest to county and municipal officials and employees, click here.

--Online search of Disclosures:  Completed Financial Disclosure Statements for the following filers for the years 2013-2019 may be viewed using Chrome or Firefox by clicking here

• Members of the West Virginia Legislature;
• Elected members of the executive department (Governor, Treasurer, Auditor, 
   Secretary of State, Commissioner of Agriculture, Attorney General);
• Members of the Supreme Court of Appeals, and 
• Candidates for these positions. 

--Lobbyist Directory:  To view the West Virginia Lobbyist directory, click here.