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News and Announcements

--Advisory Opinions issued: The Ethics Commission issued three Advisory Opinions on May 2. To view the Opinions, click here. 

--Contract Exemption issued:
Contract Exemption 2019-02, which was requested by the Town of Danville, was issued on May 2. To view the Exemption, click here.

--Lobbyist reports:  All lobbyists registered in West Virginia are required to file a Lobbyist Activity Report with the Ethics Commission before May 15, 2019. For more information, click here.

--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.