General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; House or Senate Ethics Advisory Panel investigations. (SB186)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patrons Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg), and Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; establishment of a General Assembly Ethics Review Panel.  Makes a number of revisions to the process followed by the Senate Ethics Advisory Panel, including requiring that proceedings beyond the preliminary investigation phase shall be public.  This bill incorporates SB 508 and SB 524.  This bill is continued to the 2011 Session. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102813D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Rules
02/05/2010Assigned Rules sub: #1
02/12/2010Reported from Rules with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2010Committee substitute printed 10105357D-S1
02/15/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Read second time
02/16/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105357D-S1
02/16/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB186S1
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2010Placed on Calendar
02/18/2010Read first time
02/18/2010Referred to Committee on Rules
03/02/2010Assigned Rules sub: #4 Ethics (Special)
03/04/2010Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2011 (4-Y 2-N)
03/04/2010Continued to 2011 in Rules (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
12/02/2010Left in Rules