Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council

The Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council was created by the General Assembly to encourage and facilitate compliance with the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act (§ 2.2-3100 et seq.), the General Assembly Conflict of Interests Act (§ 30-100 et seq.) and the lobbying laws in Article 3 (§ 2.2-418 et seq.)

The Council is also responsible for receiving lobbyist disclosures and Conflict of Interest disclosures from members of the General Assembly, state officers and employees, constitutional officers and members of the judiciary.

  

Training Modules Now Available

Below are links for training modules. In order to receive attendance credit, you are required to register and view the training module in its entirety. The system will not credit your attendance if you fast forward through any portion of the training. Please email ethics@dls.virginia.gov if you have any issues viewing the training. 

 

State Employee and Officer Training Module

General Assembly Training Module

The Judiciary and the Conflict of Interests Act - Watch Video

Local Government Employee and Officer Training Module *this is not required for local employees or officers, but is available for your convenience

 

Advisory Opinions

The Council is required to accept requests for, and issue formal advisory opinions. Each opinion must be approved by the Council prior to its release. Once approved the opinions will be published here:

2015-F-001 - § 2.2-3103.1 Applicability of gift cap

2015-F-002 - § 2.2-3115 Commission filers

2015-F-003 - § 30-101 Professional organization membership

2015-F-004 - § 2.2-426 Lobbyist reporting of a banquet

2016-F-001 Professional organization membership

2016-F-002 Departure Filing

2016-F-003 Board of directors filers

2016-F-004 PACs associated with a lobbyists principal

2016-F-005 Lobbyist friends

2016-F-008 Legislative organization conferences

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Find a Disclosure

Please visit the Public Information page for information on requesting and receiving these disclosures.

 

Advisory Opinions

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