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--Opinion and ExemptionThe Ethics Commission iss​ued one Advisory Opinion and one Contract Exemption on June 1, 2023.  To view, click here:  AO 2023-05   CE 2023-03​.

--Public Comment Period:  Comments from the public regarding proposed changes to the Ethics Commission's Legislative Rule (Title 158, Series 12, Lobbying) may be submitted to the Ethics Commission through June 16, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.   Comments may be submitted to the Ethics Commission, Theresa M. Kirk, General Counsel, 210 Brooks Street, Suite 300, Charleston, WV 25301,  To view the proposed revised Rule, click here​.  The proposed Rule and Notice of Public Comment Period may also be viewed on the Secretary of State's website at

--Training:  Our next virtual training on the Ethics and Open Meetings Acts will be on September 12 at noon. The training is open to all.  Email for an invite. The training has been approved for 1 hour of CLE credit.

--Ethics Newsletter:  To view Volume 17 of the Newsletter, click here.  ​

​--Financial Disclosure Statement:  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​For information about searching for or filing a Financial Disclosure Statement, click he​​re.  ​​​​

--Annual Report:  To view the Ethics Commission's 2022 Annual Report, click here.​ 

--Lobbyist Online Expense Reporting:​  To file expenses online, click here​.

--Lobbyist Directory:  To view the latest version of the Lobbyist Directory, click 

​​​--​​New Law: Contracts for ​Lobbying Services:  Effective July 1, 2022, state agencies, municipalities, counties, and school districts in the State that have contracted with an entity for consulting services relating to lobbying must disclose​ specific information to the Ethics Commission.  For more information, click here.​