SB 649 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 SB 20, SB 21, SB 23, SB 143, SB 149, SB 218, SB 219, SB 265, SB 274, SB 410, and SB 652 and is identical to HB 1211.

Full text:
01/17/14  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 14100967D  pdf
01/24/14  Senate: Committee substitute printed 14104393D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/04/14  Senate: Floor substitute printed 14104756D-S2 (Norment))  pdf | impact statement
02/10/14  Senate: Printed as engrossed 14104393D-ES1  pdf | impact statements
02/21/14  House: Committee substitute printed 14105140D-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/08/14  Senate: Conference substitute printed 14105640D-S3  pdf
03/17/14  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB649ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/23/14  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB649ER2)  pdf
04/23/14  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0804)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
House amendments engrossed
Senate amendments
Senate amendments rejected
Conference amendments
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/17/14  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 14100967D
01/17/14  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
01/24/14  Senate: Reported from Rules with substitute (16-Y 0-N)
01/24/14  Senate: Committee substitute printed 14104393D-S1
01/27/14  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/27/14  Senate: Incorporates SB23
01/27/14  Senate: Incorporates SB265
01/27/14  Senate: Incorporates SB143
01/27/14  Senate: Incorporates SB274
01/27/14  Senate: Incorporates SB410
01/27/14  Senate: Incorporates SB218
01/27/14  Senate: Incorporates SB219
01/27/14  Senate: Incorporates SB20
01/27/14  Senate: Incorporates SB21
01/27/14  Senate: Incorporates SB149
01/28/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/29/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/30/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/31/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/03/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/04/14  Senate: Floor substitute printed 14104756D-S2 (Norment))
02/04/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/05/14  Senate: Read second time
02/05/14  Senate: Substitute by Senator Norment withdrawn 14104756D-S2
02/05/14  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/05/14  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 14104393D-S1
02/05/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/06/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/07/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/10/14  Senate: Read second time
02/10/14  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/10/14  Senate: Amendments 1-6 by Senator Garrett withdrawn
02/10/14  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/10/14  Senate: Amendments by Senator McEachin agreed to
02/10/14  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/10/14  Senate: Amendments by Senator Petersen agreed to (20-Y 20-N)
02/10/14  Senate: Chair votes yes
02/10/14  Senate: Reading of amendments 1, 2, 4, 7 and 9 waived
02/10/14  Senate: Amendments 1, 2, 4, 7 and 9 by Senator Ebbin rejected
02/10/14  Senate: Motion to pass by for the day withdrawn
02/10/14  Senate: Reading of amendments 5, 6, 10 and 11 waived
02/10/14  Senate: Amendments 5, 6, 10 and 11 by Senator Ebbin rejected
02/10/14  Senate: Reading of amendments 12 and 13 waived
02/10/14  Senate: Amendments 12 and 13 by Senator Ebbin agreed to
02/10/14  Senate: Reading of amendment 14 waived
02/10/14  Senate: Amendment 14 by Senator Ebbin rejected
02/10/14  Senate: Amendments 3 and 8 by Senator Ebbin withdrawn
02/10/14  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB649ES1
02/10/14  Senate: Printed as engrossed 14104393D-ES1
02/10/14  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/14  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)
02/12/14  House: Placed on Calendar
02/12/14  House: Read first time
02/12/14  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/14  House: Assigned Courts sub: Ethics
02/19/14  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/21/14  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
02/21/14  House: Committee substitute printed 14105140D-H1
02/24/14  House: Incorporates SB652
02/25/14  House: Read second time
02/26/14  House: Read third time
02/26/14  House: Committee substitute agreed to 14105140D-H1
02/26/14  House: Amendment by Delegate Gilbert agreed to
02/26/14  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment SB649H1
02/26/14  House: Passed House with substitute with amendment (100-Y 0-N)
02/26/14  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/28/14  Senate: House substitute with amendment rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N)
03/03/14  House: House insisted on substitute with amendment
03/03/14  House: House requested conference committee
03/04/14  Senate: Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/14  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/04/14  Senate: Senators: Norment, McEachin, Puckett
03/05/14  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/05/14  House: Delegates: Gilbert, Albo, McClellan
03/08/14  Conference: Amended by conference committee
03/08/14  Senate: Conference substitute printed 14105640D-S3
03/08/14  House: Passed by temporarily
03/08/14  House: Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
03/08/14  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
03/08/14  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/17/14  Senate: Enrolled
03/17/14  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB649ER)
03/17/14  Senate: Signed by President
03/18/14  House: Signed by Speaker
04/07/14  Senate: Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/22/14  Senate: Placed on Calendar
04/23/14  Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/23/14  House: House concurred in Governor's recommendation (93-Y 0-N)
04/23/14  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N)
04/23/14  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/23/14  Senate: Reenrolled
04/23/14  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB649ER2)
04/23/14  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/23/14  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/23/14  House: Enacted, Chapter 804 (effective - see bill)
04/23/14  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0804)