Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council; duties. (SB1430)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)

Progress

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

Description

Conflict of interest; dual-office holding; duties of Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council; training requirement; inquiries from citizens. Requires all local elected officials to take training on the provisions of the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act at least once every two years. The bill requires such officials in office on July 1, 2019, to complete such training no later than December 31, 2019. The bill also prohibits an attorney for the Commonwealth from serving simultaneously as a county, city, or town attorney. The bill requires the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council (the Council) to offer guidance to any person who contacts the Council with an inquiry regarding ethics, conflicts issues, or a person's duties under the General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act, the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, or lobbying laws. Current law requires the Council to offer guidance on such Acts and lobbying laws to state and local government agencies and to those individuals to whom the Acts and lobbying laws apply. Amends § 15.2-1534, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/08/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Rules Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103492D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Rules

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