Virginia Ethics Panel Readies Recommendations for Governor - State and Federal Communications

November 18, 2014  •  

Virginia Ethics Panel Readies Recommendations for Governor

VirginiaThe ethics panel recently assembled by Gov. Terry McAuliffe has assembled its recommendations for reforming laws covering gifts and conflicts of interest. The panel recommended a $250 gift limit to public officials as well as creating a new ethics review commission with the power to investigate complaints and hand out penalties for violations.

Other recommendations include requiring electronic filing of disclosure forms and prohibiting board and commission members from voting on matters affecting their interests.

The panel will formally submit its recommendations to the governor on December 1.

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