Conflicts of Interests Acts, State and Local Government & General Assembly; establishes Council. (SB649)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) with support from 22 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk), Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest), Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke), Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta), Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act and General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council. Establishes the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council composed of 14 members: four appointments each by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, Senate Committee on Rules, and Governor; one designee of the Attorney General and one representative of the Virginia Association of Counties and Virginia Municipal League. The Council will elect its chairman and vice-chairman and choose its executive director. The Council will review and post online the disclosure forms filed by lobbyists and persons subject to the conflict of interests acts and provide formal opinions and informal advice, education, and training. The bill requires the filing of the disclosure forms twice a year. It provides that the Division of Legislative Services will staff the Council, and the House and Senate Clerks will transmit complaints of conflict law violations to the ethics advisory panels of the House of Delegates and Senate. The bill prohibits tangible gifts with a value of more than $250 from lobbyists to certain executive officers and employees and to legislators. A number of disclosure provision thresholds are reduced from $10,000 to $5,000 and gifts to immediate family members are made subject to disclosure. Amends § 2.2-3101, § 2.2-3104, § 2.2-3114, § 2.2-3115, § 2.2-3117, § 2.2-3118.1, § 2.2-3121, § 2.2-419, § 2.2-423, § 2.2-426, § 2.2-428, § 30-101, § 30-110, § 30-111, § 30-114, § 30-117, § 30-118, § 30-124, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

  • 01/17/2014 Presented and ordered printed 14100967D
  • 01/17/2014 Referred to Committee on Rules
  • 01/24/2014 Reported from Rules with substitute (16-Y 0-N)
  • 01/24/2014 Committee substitute printed 14104393D-S1
  • 01/27/2014 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
  • 01/27/2014 Incorporates SB23
  • 01/27/2014 Incorporates SB265
  • 01/27/2014 Incorporates SB143
  • 01/27/2014 Incorporates SB274
  • 01/27/2014 Incorporates SB410
  • 01/27/2014 Incorporates SB218
  • 01/27/2014 Incorporates SB219
  • 01/27/2014 Incorporates SB20
  • 01/27/2014 Incorporates SB21
  • 01/27/2014 Incorporates SB149
  • 01/28/2014 Passed by for the day
  • 01/29/2014 Passed by for the day
  • 01/30/2014 Passed by for the day
  • 01/31/2014 Passed by for the day
  • 02/03/2014 Passed by for the day
  • 02/04/2014 Floor substitute printed 14104756D-S2 (Norment))
  • 02/04/2014 Passed by for the day
  • 02/05/2014 Read second time
  • 02/05/2014 Substitute by Senator Norment withdrawn 14104756D-S2
  • 02/05/2014 Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/05/2014 Committee substitute agreed to 14104393D-S1
  • 02/05/2014 Passed by for the day
  • 02/05/2014 Impact statement from DPB (SB649S2)
  • 02/06/2014 Passed by for the day
  • 02/07/2014 Passed by for the day
  • 02/10/2014 Reading of amendments 1-5 waived
  • 02/10/2014 Amendments 1-5 by Senator Ebbin rejected
  • 02/10/2014 Reading of amendments 6-9 waived
  • 02/10/2014 Amendments 6-9 by Senator Ebbin rejected
  • 02/10/2014 Reading of amendments 10-11 waived
  • 02/10/2014 Amendments 10-11 by Senator Ebbin agreed to
  • 02/10/2014 Reading of amendments 12-14 waived
  • 02/10/2014 Amendment 12 by Senator Ebbin rejected
  • 02/10/2014 Amendments 13-14 by Senator Ebbin withdrawn
  • 02/10/2014 Read second time
  • 02/10/2014 Reading of amendments waived
  • 02/10/2014 Amendments 1-6 by Senator Garrett withdrawn
  • 02/10/2014 Amendments by Senator McEachin agreed to
  • 02/10/2014 Amendments by Senator Petersen agreed to (20-Y 20-N)
  • 02/10/2014 Chair votes yes
  • 02/10/2014 Reading of amendments 1, 2, 4, 7 and 9 waived
  • 02/10/2014 Amendments 1, 2, 4, 7 and 9 by Senator Ebbin rejected
  • 02/10/2014 Motion to pass by for the day withdrawn
  • 02/10/2014 Reading of amendments 5, 6, 10 and 11 waived
  • 02/10/2014 Amendments 5, 6, 10 and 11 by Senator Ebbin rejected
  • 02/10/2014 Reading of amendments 12 and 13 waived
  • 02/10/2014 Amendments 12 and 13 by Senator Ebbin agreed to
  • 02/10/2014 Reading of amendment 14 waived
  • 02/10/2014 Amendment 14 by Senator Ebbin rejected
  • 02/10/2014 Amendments 3 and 8 by Senator Ebbin withdrawn
  • 02/10/2014 Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB649ES1
  • 02/10/2014 Printed as engrossed 14104393D-ES1
  • 02/10/2014 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/10/2014 Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)
  • 02/11/2014 Impact statement from VCSC (SB649S1)
  • 02/12/2014 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/12/2014 Read first time
  • 02/12/2014 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 02/12/2014 Impact statement from DPB (SB649ES1)
  • 02/14/2014 Assigned Courts sub: Ethics
  • 02/14/2014 Impact statement from VCSC (SB649E)
  • 02/14/2014 Impact statement from VCSC (SB649ES1)
  • 02/19/2014 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
  • 02/21/2014 Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/21/2014 Committee substitute printed 14105140D-H1
  • 02/24/2014 Incorporates SB652
  • 02/24/2014 Impact statement from DPB (SB649H1)
  • 02/25/2014 Read second time
  • 02/26/2014 Read third time
  • 02/26/2014 Committee substitute agreed to 14105140D-H1
  • 02/26/2014 Amendment by Delegate Gilbert agreed to
  • 02/26/2014 Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment SB649H1
  • 02/26/2014 Passed House with substitute with amendment (100-Y 0-N)
  • 02/26/2014 VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/28/2014 House substitute with amendment rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N)
  • 03/03/2014 House insisted on substitute with amendment
  • 03/03/2014 House requested conference committee
  • 03/04/2014 Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
  • 03/04/2014 Conferees appointed by Senate
  • 03/04/2014 Senators: Norment, McEachin, Puckett
  • 03/05/2014 Conferees appointed by House
  • 03/05/2014 Delegates: Gilbert, Albo, McClellan
  • 03/08/2014 C Amended by conference committee
  • 03/08/2014 Conference substitute printed 14105640D-S3
  • 03/08/2014 Passed by temporarily
  • 03/08/2014 Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
  • 03/08/2014 VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/08/2014 Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
  • 03/17/2014 Enrolled
  • 03/17/2014 Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB649ER)
  • 03/17/2014 Signed by President
  • 03/18/2014 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/19/2014 Impact statement from DPB (SB649ER)
  • 04/07/2014 Governor's recommendation received by Senate
  • 04/22/2014 Placed on Calendar
  • 04/23/2014 Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
  • 04/23/2014 House concurred in Governor's recommendation (93-Y 0-N)
  • 04/23/2014 VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N)
  • 04/23/2014 G Governor's recommendation adopted
  • 04/23/2014 Reenrolled
  • 04/23/2014 Reenrolled bill text (SB649ER2)
  • 04/23/2014 Signed by President as reenrolled
  • 04/23/2014 Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
  • 04/23/2014 Enacted, Chapter 804 (effective - see bill)
  • 04/23/2014 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0804)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 9 clips in all, totaling 1 hour.