State & Local Government and General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Acts; limitation on gifts, etc. (SB274)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act and General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; limitations on gifts; disclosure of gifts; ethics expert. Limits the total value of all gifts received by a state official or employee and by a legislator to no more than $100 in a single calendar year. Gifts given by relatives do not count toward that limit. Meals at which a majority of the time was spent discussing work related to the legislator or state or local official or employee's role as a legislator or state or local government official or employee, and gifts given by nonprofit organizations do not count toward the limit, but are still required to be disclosed. Gifts received by immediate family do count toward the limit if they are given for the purpose of influencing the state officer or employee or the legislator. The bill makes changes to the disclosure forms necessary to reflect this limit. The bill also requires the office with which disclosure forms are filed to designate an ethics expert in that office to respond to questions from the persons required to disclose. Read the Bill »


01/24/2014: Merged into SB649


01/05/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101582D
01/05/2014Referred to Committee on Rules
01/10/2014Impact statement from VCSC (SB274)
01/24/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB274)
01/24/2014Incorporated by Rules (SB649-Norment) (16-Y 0-N)