News and Announcements
--Lobbyists suspended: The following lobbyists’ lobbying privileges have been suspended due to their not having filed a Lobbyist Activity Report or not having paid associated late fees for the reporting period of January 1, 2019–April 30, 2019: Carrie Clendening, Thomas DePriest, Zach Holzapfel, Raymond Joseph, Richard Patrick and Frank Stewart.
--Lobbyist spending: To view a report listing expenditures reported by lobbyists registered with the Ethics Commission for the period of January 1-April 30, 2019, click here.
--Next meeting July 11: The Ethics Commission’s next meeting will be on July 11 at 10 a.m. The Commission will not meet in June.
--Newsletter: The Ethics Commission has produced the first issue of a newsletter focusing on Ethics Act and Open Meetings Act provisions of interest to county and municipal officials and employees. To view the newsletter, 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.
--Disclosure of “interested parties” to contracts: Business entities which have been awarded certain types of contracts with a state agency must submit to the state agency a disclosure of “interested parties” to the applicable contract. The Ethics Commission accepts completed disclosure forms ONLY from state agencies. To download the form, click here. To view the statute, click here. Questions regarding the statute should be directed to the contracting agency. To view Disclosures which have been filed with the Ethics Commission, click here.
--Lobbyist Directory: To view the West Virginia Lobbyist directory, click here.