Conflict of Interests Act, State and Local Government; statements of economic interests. (HB625)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; statements of economic interests. Removes the exception from disclosure of gifts from a personal friend of the filer. The bill also includes the immediate family members of the officer or employee under the prohibition against accepting gifts for services performed within the scope of or that reasonably tend to influence the officer or employee in the performance of his duties. In addition, the bill (i) limits any payment for or reimbursement for actual travel, lodging, or subsistence expenses incurred in connection with such appearance, speech, or article to the per diem deduction allowable under 162 of the Internal Revenue Code and (ii) provides for a mandatory fine of $2,500 for certain violations. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102239D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Rules
01/17/2014Referred from Rules
01/17/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB625)
01/21/2014Assigned Courts sub: Ethics
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB625)
01/27/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in Courts of Justice