January 18, 2011 •
West Virginia Looking to Slow Down Revolving Door
A proposed ethics law would create a “revolving door” restriction for former West Virginia elected officials and senior members of their staff.
Under House Bill 2464, these people would have to wait one year after leaving office before acting as a lobbyist at the state level. A more controversial aspect of this bill would require public officials to disclose their spouse’s source of income in campaign disclosure filings.
A similar bill was proposed last year but stalled in the Senate Finance Committee.
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