ADOPTED RULES

At its February 13, 2014, meeting, the Texas Ethics Commission voted to adopt the following rule.

Contributions to Direct Campaign Expenditure Only Committees
(effective 3-12-2014)
Text of Adopted Rule
Copy of Adopted Form


Contributions to Direct Campaign Expenditure Only Committees
Text of Adopted Rule

The adopted new language is indicated by underlined text.

Chapter 22. RESTRICTIONS ON CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES

§ 22.5. Contributions to Direct Campaign Expenditure Only Committees

(a) Before accepting a political contribution from corporations or labor organizations, a political committee that intends to act exclusively as a “direct campaign expenditure only committee” must file with the commission an affidavit stating the following:

(1) the committee intends to act exclusively as a direct campaign expenditure only committee; and

(2) the committee will not use its political contributions to make political contributions to any candidate for elective office, officeholder, or political committee that makes a political contribution to a candidate or officeholder.

(b) A political committee’s acceptance of a political contribution from a corporation or labor organization does not constitute a violation of section 253.003(b) or 253.094(a) of the Election Code if, before accepting the contribution, the committee files with the commission an affidavit described under subsection (a) of this section.

(c) A corporation or labor organization may not make a political contribution to a “direct campaign expenditure only committee” before the committee has filed with the commission an affidavit described under subsection (a) of this section.

(d) A corporation’s or labor organization’s making of a political contribution to a political committee that has filed an affidavit described under subsection (a) of this section does not constitute a violation of section 253.094(a) of the Election Code.

(e) This section does not apply to a contribution made or accepted under section 253.096 or 253.104 of the Election Code and an expenditure made under section 253.100 of the Election Code.


 
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