ADOPTED RULES

At its August 12, 2010, meeting, the Texas Ethics Commission voted to adopt the following rules.

Reporting Direct Campaign Expenditures
(effective September 2, 2010)
Text of Adopted Rule

Direct Campaign Expenditures
(effective September 2, 2010)
Text of Adopted Rule


Reporting Direct Campaign Expenditures
Text of Adopted Rule

The new language is italicized.

Chapter 22.  RESTRICTIONS ON CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES

§ 22.6. Reporting Direct Campaign Expenditures

(a) A person making a direct campaign expenditure that exceeds $100:

(1) shall comply with Chapter 253, Subchapter C of Title 15 of the Election Code as if the person were an individual; and

(2) is not required to file a campaign treasurer appointment as a political committee, but is required to use the reporting forms and schedule prescribed by Chapter 254 of Title 15 of the Election Code as if the person were a campaign treasurer of a general-purpose committee that does not file under the monthly reporting schedule option in Section 254.155 of the Election Code.

(b) Except as provided by subsection (c) of this section, a person is not required to file a report as required by this section if:

(1) the person is required to disclose the expenditure in another report required by Title 15 of the Election Code; and

(2) the report is required to be filed within the time prescribed for a direct campaign expenditure required to be filed under this section.

(c) A general-purpose committee that files under the monthly reporting schedule option in section 254.155 of the Election Code is not subject to the requirements to file 30-day and 8-day pre-election reports but is subject to the requirements to file special pre-election reports.

(d) A person making a direct campaign expenditure consisting of the person’s personal travel expenses is not required to disclose the expenditures under this section, provided that the person receives no reimbursement for the expenditures.

(e) A political committee is subject to the restrictions in Title 15 of the Election Code.


Direct Campaign Expenditures
Text of Adopted Rule

Chapter 22.  RESTRICTIONS ON CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES

The deleted language is indicated by [strikethrough].

[22.5. Direct Campaign Expenditures]

[(a) Only the following persons, complying with applicable restrictions and procedures, may make or authorize a direct campaign expenditure:]

[(1) an individual making an expenditure authorized by subsection (b) or (d) of this section;]

[(2) a corporation or labor organization making an expenditure authorized by subsection (e) of this section;]

[(3) a candidate making or authorizing an expenditure for the candidate's own election;]

[(4) a political committee; or]

[(5) a campaign treasurer or assistant campaign treasurer acting in an official capacity.]

[(b) An individual not acting in concert with another person may make one or more direct campaign expenditures in an election from his or her own property if:]

[(1) the total expenditures on any one or more candidates or measures do not exceed $100 and the individual receives no reimbursement for the expenditures; or]

[(2) if the total expenditures on any one or more candidates or measures exceed $100, the individual complies with Chapter 20, Subchapter E of this title (relating to Reporting Requirements for a Specific-Purpose Committee) as if the individual were a campaign treasurer of a political committee and the individual receives no reimbursement for the expenditures.]

[(c) An individual making expenditures under subsection (b)(2) of this section is not required to file a campaign treasurer appointment, but is required to use the reporting forms and schedule prescribed by Chapter 20, Subchapter E of this title (relating to Reporting Requirements for a Specific-Purpose Committee).]

[(d) An individual making a direct campaign expenditure consisting of the individual's personal travel expenses is not required to comply with subsection (b)(2) of this section, provided that the individual receives no reimbursement for the expenditures.]

[(e) A corporation or labor organization not acting in concert with another person may make one or more direct campaign expenditures from its own property in connection with an election on a measure if the corporation makes the expenditures in accordance with subsections (b) and (c) of this section as if the corporation or labor organization were an individual.]

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