Conflict of Interests Act, State and Local Government, and General Assembly; prohibited gifts. (HB1598)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)

Progress

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

Description

State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; prohibited gifts; civil penalty. Provides that, for purposes of the prohibition against acceptance of certain items that reasonably tend to influence official duties, any money, loan, gift, favor, service, or business or professional opportunity that is accepted by a member of the immediate family of an officer or employee of a state or local governmental or advisory agency or a member of the General Assembly shall be considered to have been accepted by the officer, employee, or member of the General Assembly if (i) such money, loan, gift, favor, service, or business or professional opportunity was accepted or retained with his knowledge and acquiescence, and (ii) he knows or has reason to know that such money, loan, gift, favor, service, or business or professional opportunity was given to the member of his immediate family because of his official position. First violations of this provision are subject to the existing penalties of 2.2-3124 and 30-126, while a second or subsequent violation within a calendar year is subject to a civil penalty of no less than $2,500. Read the Bill »

Status

02/04/2015: Merged into HB2070

History

DateAction
01/08/2015Committee
01/08/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101196D
01/08/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2015Assigned Courts sub: Ethics
01/22/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1598)
02/04/2015Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB2070-Gilbert)
02/04/2015Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB2070-Gilbert)