Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order on Saturday, establishing a gift limit for himself and members of the Executive Branch and their families.
The order also creates an Executive Branch Ethics Commision to oversee the order.
According to a local political analyst, the order applies to all 120,000 employees of the Executive Branch. Staff at public universities are included in the order.
People can't accept more than $100, but there are exceptions to that rule. People can accept certain travel reimbursements or gifts from established friends.
Dr. Bob Roberts says it won't be easy to implement.
"This is something most states have long done, we're one of the last states to do this, so this is something state employees are not going to be accustomed to," said Dr. Roberts.
Before, administrators had to disclose gifts, but there was no official ban.
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