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Ethics Commission Says Lobbyists Face Deadline


The West Virginia Ethics Commission says the deadline for lobbyists to register and have their names included in the 2017 Directory of Registered Lobbyists is Dec. 31.

Currently, registered lobbyists’ registrations expire Jan. 9.

The commission says it’s now accepting registration forms for the upcoming year-long cycle.

Those who haven’t completed at least one training course for the 2015-2016 registration period are required to complete one by Dec. 31.

Lobbyists are required to complete a payment cover sheet, registration statement, and employer representation and authorization forms for each employer or entity they represent in trying to influence state officials.

Forms are available on the commission’s website at .

Registration fees are $100 for each lobbyist and $100 for each employer represented.