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--Advisory Opinions issued: On August 1, the Ethics Commission issued three new Advisory Opinions. To view them, click here

--Contract Exemption:
The Ethics Commission granted a Contract Exemption to the Sheriff of Hardy County on August 1. To view the Exemption, 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:
   August 16: Weston; 1:00 p.m. at the Lewis County Courthouse, 110 Center Avenue, 2nd Floor.
   August 20: Clarksburg; 1:00 p.m. at the Harrison County Parks & Recreation Center at 43 Recreation 
   August 21: Sutton; 10:30 a.m. at the RETI Training Center, 89 Richard Minnick Drive.
   August 27:  Marlinton; 11 a.m. at the Pocahontas County Courthouse, 900 Tenth Avenue. 
   August 29: Point Pleasant; 11:30 a.m. at the Mason County Career Center, 281 Scenic Drive.
   Sept. 11: Elkins; 1:00 p.m. at the Randolph County Commission Chambers, Suite 102, 4 Randolph 
   Sept. 11: Petersburg; 1:00 p.m. at the Grant County Courthouse Courtroom, 2nd Floor, 5 Highland 
   Sept. 20:  Weirton; 11:00 a.m. at the Millsop Community Center in the Weirton Room, 3420 Main 

Lobbyist Training -- The West Virginia Ethics Commission will present a one-hour training course regarding provisions of the Ethics Act relevant to lobbyists on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 10 a.m. at 210 Brooks Street in the third-floor conference room.  Attendance at the September 24 session should be confirmed in advance by contacting Lobbyist Registrar Teri Anderson at (304) 558-0664 or at

 To view the second 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.