Lobbying; notification to local clerk, penalty. (SB383)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Lobbying; notification to local clerk; penalty. Requires an individual who is compensated to influence or attempt to influence a local government officer or employee regarding local government action to provide notice of such status to the clerk of the local governing body of the county, city, or town in which the officer or employee serves. The bill requires the notice to be provided to the clerk within 15 days after first communicating or attempting to communicate with a local government officer or employee, along with a $25 fee to be deposited in the general fund of the locality. The notice shall include the name, telephone number, and business address of the compensated individual and shall identify the local government action for which approval is sought. All notices shall expire one calendar year after being filed with a local clerk. The bill requires the notice to be kept as a public record by the clerk for five years. A violation of this requirement is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103544D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/12/2020Impact statement from DHCD (SB383)
01/18/2020Impact statement from DHCD (SB383)
01/20/2020Passed by indefinitely in Local Government (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Reconsidered by Local Government
01/27/2020Passed by indefinitely in Local Government with letter (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2020Letter sent to the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council