News and Announcements
--December meeting cancelled: The meeting of the Ethics Commission originally scheduled for December 5 has been cancelled. The Commission’s next scheduled meeting is January 2, 2020.
--Advisory Opinions issued: On November 7, the Ethics Commission issued five Advisory Opinions. To view AO 2019-27, click here. To view AO 2019-28, click here. To view AO 2019-29, click here. To view Open Meetings AO 2019-04, click here. To view Administrative Law Judge Committee AO 2019-01-R, click here.
--Contract Exemption: The Ethics Commission issued a Contract Exemption to the Clay County Commission on November 7. To view the CE, 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: Benjamin Kessler-Gaa 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.
--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, Firefox or Microsoft Edge 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.