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Conflict of Interests Act, State & Local Gov't, and FOIA; training requirements for ex. directors.

Requires the executive director and members of each industrial development authority and economic development authority, as created by the Industrial Development and Revenue Bond Act, to take training on the provisions of the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act and the Freedom of Information Act at least once every two years. The bill requires such officials in office on July 1, 2020, to complete such training no later than December 31, 2020. Training on the Virginia Freedom of Information Act may be provided online by the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council or the local government attorney. Training on the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act shall be provided by the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council and may be provided online. The clerk of the respective governing body is responsible for maintaining training records.

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01/07/2020 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102806D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20102806D
    SENATE BILL NO. 701
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled January 7, 2020
    A BILL to amend and reenact �� 2.2-3132 and 2.2-3704.3, as it shall become effective, of the Code of Virginia, relating to the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act and Virginia Freedom of Information Act; training requirements; executive directors and members of industrial development authorities and economic development authorities.
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    Patron-- Obenshain
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    Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That �� 2.2-3132 and 2.2-3704.3, as it shall become effective, of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:

    2.2-3132. Training on prohibited conduct and conflicts of interest.

    A. The Council shall provide training sessions for local elected officials and the executive directors and members of industrial development authorities and economic development authorities, as created by the Industrial Development and Revenue Bond Act (� 15.2-4900 et seq.), on the provisions of the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act (� 2.2-3100 et seq.). The Council may provide such training sessions by online means.

    B. Each local elected official and the executive director and members of each industrial development authority and economic development authority, as created by the Industrial Development and Revenue Bond Act, shall complete the training session described in subsection A within two months after assuming the local elected office and thereafter at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years while he holds such office, commencing with the date on which he last completed a training session. No penalty shall be imposed on a local elected official or an executive director or member of an industrial development authority or an economic development authority for failing to complete a training session.

    C. The clerk of the respective governing body or school board shall maintain records indicating local elected officials and executive directors and members of industrial development authorities and economic development authorities subject to the training requirement and the dates of their completion of a training session pursuant to subsection B. Such records shall be maintained as public records for five years in the office of the clerk of the respective governing body or school board.

    2.2-3704.3. (Effective July 1, 2020) Training for local officials.

    A. The Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council (the Council) or the local government attorney shall provide online training sessions for local elected officials and the executive directors and members of industrial development authorities and economic development authorities, as created by the Industrial Development and Revenue Bond Act (� 15.2-4900 et seq.), on the provisions of this chapter.

    B. Each local elected official and the executive director and members of each industrial development authority and economic development authority, as created by the Industrial Development and Revenue Bond Act, shall complete a training session described in subsection A within two months after assuming the local elected office and thereafter at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years commencing with the date on which he last completed a training session, for as long as he holds such office. No penalty shall be imposed on a local elected official or an executive director or member of an industrial development authority or an economic development authority for failing to complete a training session.

    C. The clerk of each governing body or school board shall maintain records indicating the names of elected officials and executive directors and members of industrial development authorities and economic development authorities subject to the training requirements in subsection B and the dates on which each such official completed training sessions satisfying such requirements. Such records shall be maintained for five years in the office of the clerk of the respective governing body or school board.

    2. That any executive director or member of an industrial development authority or an economic development authority holding office on July 1, 2020, shall complete the training required by �� 2.2-3132 and 2.2-3704.3, as it shall become effective, of the Code of Virginia, as amended by this act, no later than December 31, 2020.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Mark D. Obenshain R-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/28/2020 Senate Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
    01/24/2020 Senate Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
    01/22/2020 Senate Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
    01/07/2020 Senate Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102806D
    01/07/2020 Senate Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
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    Requires the executive director and members of each industrial development authority and economic development authority, as created by the Industrial Development and Revenue Bond Act, to take training on the provisions of the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act and the Freedom of Information Act at least once every two years. The bill requires such officials in office on July 1, 2020, to complete such training no later than December 31, 2020. Training on the Virgini
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    This Bill has been listed with the following Subjects from Texts:
    Ethics


    Virginia
    3, as it shall become effective, of the Code of Virginia, relating to the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act and Virginia Freedom of Information Act; training requirements; executive directors and members of industrial development authorities and economic development authorities

    Interest
    3, as it shall become effective, of the Code of Virginia, relating to the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act and Virginia Freedom of Information Act; training requirements; executive directors and members of industrial development authorities and economic development authorities


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