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Chapter 28. REPORTS BY A CANDIDATE FOR SPEAKER OF
THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

§ 28.1. Definitions

§ 28.3. Termination of Candidacy

§ 28.5. Information To Report

§ 28.7. Permitted Expenditures

§ 28.9. Segregation of Campaign Funds


§ 28.1. Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this Chapter 28, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise: Campaign funds--For purposes of the Government Code, Chapter 302 (concerning Speaker of the House of Representatives), "campaign funds" as defined in § 302.011 (concerning Definitions) shall include "interest earned" and shall include "interest paid."

§ 28.3. Termination of Candidacy

For purposes of the Government Code, § 302.013 (concerning Filing of Statement of Contributions, Loans, and Expenditures), a speaker candidate is considered to have terminated the candidacy when the candidate is no longer seeking the office or is ineligible to seek the office.

§ 28.5. Information To Report

Each report required to be filed with the commission pursuant to the Government Code, § 302.013 (concerning Filing of Statement of Contributions, Loans, and Expenditures), shall set forth the total amount of interest earned during the reporting period.

§ 28.7. Permitted Expenditures

As required by the Government Code, § 302.020 (concerning Permitted Expenditures), a speaker candidate shall not expend campaign funds for any purpose other than those permitted by § 302.020 (concerning Permitted Expenditures), and then only if those expenditures are directly related to the speaker candidacy; provided, that this section is not intended to prohibit the payment from campaign funds of federal income taxes due on campaign funds.

§ 28.9. Segregation of Campaign Funds

All contributed campaign funds shall be maintained in accounts separate and apart from any other accounts.


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