HB 1211 Conflicts of Interests Acts, State and Local Government & General Assembly; establishes Council.
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Summary as enacted with Governor's Recommendation: (all summaries)

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 15 members: four appointments each by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, Senate Committee on Rules, and Governor; one designee of the Attorney General; one representative of the Virginia Association of Counties; and one representative of the Virginia Municipal League. The Council will elect its chairman and vice-chairman. 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 Council 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 or a combination of tangible gifts with a value of more than $250 to certain officers and employees of state or local governmental or advisory agencies or to legislators from a lobbyist; a lobbyist's principal; or a person, business, or organization who is a party to or seeking to become a party to certain governmental contracts. The bill also clarifies the distinction between gifts and other things of value received for travel, reduces a number of disclosure provision thresholds from $10,000 to $5,000, and requires the disclosure of gifts to immediate family members. Gifts from a relative or personal friend are not subject to disclosure, but a lobbyist; a lobbyist's principal; or a person, business, or organization who is a party to or seeking to become a party to certain governmental contracts cannot be considered a personal friend. Finally, the bill provides that the provisions of the conflict of interests acts do not preclude prosecution for any criminal law violation, including bribery. This bill incorporates HB 15 and HB 271 and is identical to SB 649.

Full text:
01/17/14  House: Presented and ordered printed 14103866D  pdf | impact statement
02/07/14  House: Committee substitute printed 14104743D-H1  pdf | impact statements
02/28/14  Senate: Committee substitute printed 14105232D-S1  pdf | impact statement
03/08/14  House: Conference substitute printed 14105492D-H2  pdf
03/17/14  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1211ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/23/14  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB1211ER2)  pdf
04/23/14  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0792)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/17/14  House: Presented and ordered printed 14103866D
01/17/14  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/14  House: Assigned Courts sub: Ethics
02/07/14  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/14  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/07/14  House: Committee substitute printed 14104743D-H1
02/08/14  House: Read first time
02/10/14  House: Incorporates HB271
02/10/14  House: Incorporates HB15
02/10/14  House: Read second time
02/10/14  House: Committee substitute agreed to 14104743D-H1
02/10/14  House: Pending question ordered
02/10/14  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1211H1
02/11/14  House: Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
02/11/14  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N)
02/12/14  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/14  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/28/14  Senate: Reported from Rules with substitute (16-Y 0-N)
02/28/14  Senate: Committee substitute printed 14105232D-S1
03/03/14  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/14  Senate: Read third time
03/04/14  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
03/04/14  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 14105232D-S1
03/04/14  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1211S1
03/04/14  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/14  House: Placed on Calendar
03/05/14  House: Senate substitute rejected by House 14105232D-S1 (3-Y 96-N)
03/05/14  House: VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 96-N)
03/06/14  Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/14  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
03/06/14  House: House acceded to request
03/06/14  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/14  Senate: Senators: Norment, McEachin, Puckett
03/06/14  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/06/14  House: Delegates: Gilbert, Albo, McClellan
03/08/14  House: Conference substitute printed 14105492D-H2
03/08/14  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/08/14  House: Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
03/08/14  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
03/17/14  House: Enrolled
03/17/14  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1211ER)
03/17/14  Senate: Signed by President
03/18/14  House: Signed by Speaker
04/07/14  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
04/22/14  House: Placed on Calendar
04/23/14  House: House concurred in Governor's recommendation (96-Y 0-N)
04/23/14  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
04/23/14  Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/23/14  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/23/14  House: Reenrolled
04/23/14  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB1211ER2)
04/23/14  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/23/14  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/23/14  House: Enacted, Chapter 792 (effective - see bill)
04/23/14  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0792)