General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; prohibited gifts, disclosure of permissible gifts. (SB648)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; lobbyists; prohibited gifts; disclosure. Establishes a ban on any single gift with a value in excess of $50, or gifts with an aggregate value in excess of $100, from a single donor, to members and members-elect of the General Assembly. The bill also requires disclosure of permissible gifts; i.e. any single gift with a value of $50 or less and gifts with an aggregate value of $100 or less from a single donor. The bill draws on the rules applicable to members of Congress and lists a series of permissible gifts that must be disclosed. It also imposes a civil penalty for the failure to disclose equal to two times the amount not disclosed. Read the Bill »

Status

01/24/2014: Failed to Pass in Committee

History

DateAction
01/17/2014Unanimous consent to introduce
01/17/2014Presented and ordered printed 14100332D
01/17/2014Referred to Committee on Rules
01/19/2014Impact statement from VCSC (SB648)
01/24/2014Passed by indefinitely in Rules (16-Y 0-N)