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--Advisory Opinions issued: The Ethics Commission issued six Advisory Opinions on September 5. To view the Opinions, click here.

--Open Meetings Advisory Opinion issued:
The Ethics Commission’s Committee on Open Governmental Meetings issued an Open Meetings Advisory Opinion on September 5. To view the Opinion, 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:
   Sept. 20:  Weirton; 11:00 a.m. at the Millsop Community Center in the Weirton Room, 3420 Main 
       Street. 
   Sept. 26: Martinsburg; 2:00 p.m. in the County Council Chambers, 400 West Stephen Street, Suite 205. 
   Sept. 27: Martinsburg; 9:00 a.m. in the County Council Chambers, 400 West Stephen Street, Suite 205.

--Lobbyist Activity Report: Lobbyist Activity Reports for the 2019-2 (May 1 – August 31) reporting period are due before the close of business on Monday, September 16, 2019.  All lobbyists registered in West Virginia are required to file a report with the Commission even if there was no lobbying activity or expenditures during the reporting period.  Forms for reporting can be found here.

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 Teri.L.Anderson@wv.gov.

--Newsletter:
 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.