General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; prohibited conduct related to travel. (SB735)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; prohibited conduct related to travel. Prohibits members of the General Assembly from accepting any lodging, transportation, hospitality, or other travel-related thing of value with an aggregate value in excess of $250 from any lobbyist, lobbyist's principal, or person, organization, or business who is a party to or is seeking to become a party to a contract with the Commonwealth, prior to submitting to the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council a request to accept such thing of value and receiving approval of the request. The bill requires the Council to approve such a request where at least 90 percent of the travel is dedicated to the purpose of economic development, diplomacy, trade relations, or education or is in furtherance of carrying out duties imposed by statute or the work of any standing committee of the General Assembly or legislative interim study commission or committee. Read the Bill »

Status

02/06/2015: Merged into SB1424

History

DateAction
12/16/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101043D
12/16/2014Referred to Committee on Rules
01/26/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB735)
02/02/2015Assigned Rules sub: Ethics and Conflict of Interest
02/06/2015Incorporated by Rules (SB1424-Norment) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)