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West Virginia
Ethics Commission

210 Brooks Street, Suite 300
Charleston, WV 25301
WV Toll-Free
(304) 558-2169
Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 Lobbyist Information

​​​​​​​​     "Lobbyist" is defined in the West Virginia Governmental Ethics Act as "any individual employed by a lobbying firm or who is otherwise employed or contracts for economic consideration, other than reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses, to communicate directly or through his or her agents with any elective state official, agency official or legislative official for the purpose of promoting, advocating, opposing or otherwise attempting to influence: (i) The passage or defeat or the executive approval or veto of any legislation which may be considered by the Legislature of this state; or (ii) The adoption or rejection of any rule, legislative rule, standard, rate, fee or other delegated legislative or quasilegislative action to be taken or withheld by any executive department​. See the Act for exceptions in W. Va. Code § 6B-3-1(8)(A).

     Provisions in the law relating to lobbyists are located in:   W. Va. Code § 6B-3-1 and W. Va. Code R. § 158-12.

     ​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.  ​

Registration and Reporting Forms and Lists of Registered Lobbyists are here.


          Lobbyist online reporting of expenses:  To file expenses online are here.

Search for Lobbyist Activity Reports here.

Public Con​tracts for Lobbying Services​ form is here.​ ​​

Lobbyist Spending Composite Report: The summary of lobbyist spending for the May 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022, reporting period is here.

Lobbyist Spending Composite Reports:  To view past Composite Reports, click here​.

         Lobbyist Directory:  The Current Lobbyist Directory is here.

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