"Lobbying" is defined in the West Virginia Governmental Ethics Act as "the act of communicating with a government officer or employee to promote, advocate or oppose or otherwise attempt to influence the passage or defeat or executive approval or veto of any legislation which may be considered by the Legislature, or the adoption or rejection of any rule, legislative rule, standard, rate, fee or other delegated legislative or quasi-legislative action to be taken or withheld by any executive department."
Provisions in the Ethics Act relating to lobbyists are located in: W. Va. Code § 6B-3-1
Registered lobbyists with questions as to whether a proposed course of action or expenditure complies with the Ethics Act may call, write or email the Ethics Commission staff for information. If a question has not been previously interpreted by the Commission, a lobbyist may request a formal written Advisory Opinion.
For lists of registered lobbyists and blank registration and reporting forms, click here.