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--Opinion and Exemption:  The Ethics Commission issued the following Opinion and Exemption on August 4:  AO 2022-17  and  CE 2022-01​.  



--Conciliation Agreements: The Ethics Commission approved the following Conciliation Agreements on August 4: ​ 


--September training: The Ethics Commission is offering a virtual training to public officials, employees, and the public on the Ethics Act and the Open Meetings Act on Tuesday, ​September 20, at 12:00 p.m. (West Virginia attorneys will receive one hour of CLE credit).  Please email kimberly.b.weber@wv.gov​ for an invit​ation.



​​--​​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.​  

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--Financial Disclosure Statements:​​

  • ​For information about filing a Financial Disclosure Statement in 2022, click he​​re.  ​​
  • If you are a candidate for a state or county elected office,​ click here for information on filing a Financial  Disclosure Statement with the Ethics Commission.  


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--2021 Annual Report: To view the 2021 Annual Report for the Ethics Commission, click here.​ 



--Newsletter: To view the 14​th issue of the Ethics Co​mmission's newsletter​, click here​​​.



--Online search of Disclosures:  Completed Financial Disclosure Statements for the following filers for the years 2016​-2022​ may be viewed using Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge by clicking here

• Members of the West Virginia Legislature;
• Elected members of the executive de​​partment (Governor, Treasurer, Auditor, 
   Secretary of State, Commissioner of Agriculture, Attorney General);
• Members of the Supreme Court of Appeals, and candidates for these pos​itions. 



--Suspended lobbyists:  The following lobbyists have been suspended​:  Caitlin Cook​, Karan Ireland May, and Jerome McFadden.



--Lobbyist online reporting of expenses:  To file expenses online, click here.​



--Lobbyist spending: To view a summary of lobbyist spending for the January 1, 2022 to April 1, 2022, reporting period, click here​​​​.



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



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