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Registered lobbyists; sexual harassment training.
harassment training. Requires lobbyists registered with the Secretary of the Commonwealth to complete the sexual harassment training course provided by the Office of the Clerk of the House of Delegates or the Office of the Clerk of the Senate once every two calendar years. The bill requires lobbyists to provide a certificate of completion of the training that is not more than two years old to the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council in order to complete their registrations. The bill has a delayed effective date of May 1, 2021, to coincide with the start of the 2021-2022 lobbying year.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
� 2.2-422. Registration requirements.
A. A lobbyist shall register with the Secretary of the
Commonwealth prior to engaging in lobbying. A lobbyist who engages in lobbying
entirely outside the capital city shall comply with this section by registering
with the Secretary within
fifteen 15 days after first engaging
in lobbying. Registration shall be required annually and expire May 1 of each
B. The chief administrative officer of each local government shall register with the Secretary of the Commonwealth and file a statement pursuant to � 2.2-423 if any local government employees will act as lobbyists on its behalf. No registration fee shall be required. Each local government shall file a consolidated report in accordance with the reporting requirements of � 2.2-426 and shall maintain locally a copy of the report that is available for inspection and copying during regular business hours.
C. All registrations required by this section shall be filed electronically in accordance with the standards approved by the Council.
D. A registration shall not be complete until a certificate of course completion for the training required by � 30-129.7 is provided to the Council. The certificate shall name the lobbyist registering and be no more than two years old.
� 30-129.7. Sexual harassment training required; registered lobbyists.
Every lobbyist who registers with the Secretary of the Commonwealth pursuant to � 2.2-422 shall once every two calendar years complete the sexual harassment training course provided by the Office of the Clerk of the House of Delegates or the Office of the Clerk of the Senate as established in � 30-129.4.
2. That the provisions of this act shall become effective on May 1, 2021.
|01/23/2020||House||House: Reported from General Laws with amendments (13-Y 9-N)|
|01/21/2020||House||House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)|
|01/17/2020||House||House: Assigned GL sub: Open Government/Procurement|
|01/06/2020||House||House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101750D|
|01/06/2020||House||House: Referred to Committee on General Laws|