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--Advisory Opinion issued: The Ethics Commission issued Advisory Opinion 2018-10 on November 1, 2018. To view the Opinion, click here. 

--Contract Exemption issued: On November 1, 2018, the Ethics Commission granted a Contract Exemption to the Town of Danville. To view the Exemption, click here.

--2019-2020 lobbyist registration:
  Registration for the 2019-2020 lobbyist registration cycle will begin on November 8, 2018.  The deadline for lobbyists to be included in the 2019 Directory of Registered Lobbyists is December 11, 2018.  Lobbyists must complete a Payment Cover Sheet, a Lobbyist Registration Statement, and Employer Representation/Authorization forms for each employer or entity represented.  Click here for these forms.  Contact Lobbyist Registrar Teri Anderson at (304) 558-0664 or at with any questions.

--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, 2018, to August 31,  2018, reporting period:  Joe Funkhouser, Raymond Joseph, Gary Riddle, Frank Stewart and Adam Strider.

--Search for 2018 Financial Disclosure Statements on this website: Completed FDSs filed by the following filers during 2018 may be viewed on this website by clicking here: 
    • Members of the West Virginia Legislature; 
    • Elected members of the executive department; 
    • Members of the West Virginia 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 which went into effect on June 8, 2018, 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.