January 13, 2014 •
Virginia Governor Establishes Gift Rules for Executive Branch Employees
Terry McAuliffe was sworn in as Governor of Virginia this weekend, and already he is making ethics a priority for his administration. Executive Order 2 establishes a gift limit for all executive branch officials and employees, prohibiting acceptance of gifts exceeding $100 per calendar year. Gifts from lobbyists and principals are restricted to $25.
The order does allow for some exceptions, such as excluding items of $25 or less from the definition of gift, and allowing for receipt of certain items while engaging in an activity serving a legitimate public purpose, such as food and refreshments served at certain events.
These restrictions became effective upon his signature on January 11, 2014.
The full text of Executive Order 2 can be viewed here.
Photo of Gov. Terry McAuliffe by Edward Kimmel on Wikimedia Commons.
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