ADOPTED RULES

At its July 15, 2005, meeting, the Texas Ethics Commission voted to adopt rules by which the commission may terminate the campaign treasurer appointment of an inactive candidate or an inactive political committee.

Termination of Campaign Treasurer Appointment
Text of Adopted Rule

Notice of Proposed Termination of Campaign Treasurer Appointment
Text of Adopted Rule

The new language is italicized.


At its July 15, 2005, meeting, the Texas Ethics Commission voted to adopt the following two rules that would require the description of political expenditures for travel outside of Texas to include detailed information regarding the travel. The effective date of the rule is August 10, 2005. Provide the detailed information regarding a contribution on the “in-kind contribution description” section. Provide detailed information regarding an expenditure on the “purpose of expenditure” section. If your information does not fit in the applicable section, please attach additional pages (paper filers) or provide the information in a memo field (electronic filers).

Description of In-Kind Contribution for Travel
Text of Adopted Rule

Description of Expenditure
Text of Adopted Rule

The new language is italicized


Termination of Campaign Treasurer Appointment By Commission
Text of Adopted Rules

Subchapter A. GENERAL RULES

§ 20.33. Termination of Campaign Treasurer Appointment By Commission

(a) The commission may terminate the campaign treasurer appointment of an inactive candidate or an inactive political committee.

(b) For purposes of subsection (a) of this section and Section 252.0131, Election Code, a candidate becomes “inactive” if the candidate files a campaign treasurer appointment with the commission and more than one year has lapsed since the candidate has filed any required campaign finance reports with the commission.

(c) For purposes of subsection (a) of this section and Section 252.0131, Election Code, a political committee becomes “inactive” if the political committee files a campaign treasurer appointment with the commission and more than one year has lapsed since the campaign treasurer of the political committee has filed any required campaign finance reports with the commission.

(d) This section does not apply to a candidate who has been elected to an office specified by Section 252.005(1) or (5), Election Code.

§ 20.35. Notice of Proposed Termination of Campaign Treasurer Appointment

(a) Before the commission may consider termination of a campaign treasurer appointment under section 20.33 of this subchapter and Section 252.0131, Election Code, the commission shall send written notice to the affected candidate or political committee.

(b) The written notice must be given at least 10 business days before the date of the meeting at which the commission will consider the termination of a campaign treasurer appointment and must include:

(1) the date, time, and place of the meeting;

(2) a statement of the commission’s intention to consider termination of the campaign treasurer;

(3) a reference to the particular sections of the statutes and rules that give the commission the authority to consider the termination of a campaign treasurer appointment; and

(4) the effect of termination of a campaign treasurer appointment.


Description of Travel
Text of Proposed Rules

Subchapter B. GENERAL REPORTING RULES

§ 20.52. Description of In-Kind Contribution for Travel

The description of an in-kind contribution for travel outside of the state of Texas must provide the following:

(1) The name of the person or persons traveling on whose behalf the travel was accepted;

(2) The means of transportation;

(3) The name of the departure city or the name of each departure location;

(4) The name of the destination city or the name of each destination location;

(5) The dates on which the travel occurred;

(6) The campaign or officeholder purpose of the travel, including the name of a conference, seminar, or other event.

§ 20.61. Description of Expenditure

(a) The report of a political expenditure for goods or services must describe the categories of goods or services received in exchange for the expenditure.

(b) The description of a political expenditure for travel outside of the state of Texas must provide the following:

(1) The name of the person or persons traveling on whose behalf the expenditure was made;

(2) The means of transportation;

(3) The name of the departure city or the name of each departure location;

(4) The name of the destination city or the name of each destination location;

(5) The dates on which the travel occurred;

(6) The campaign or officeholder purpose of the travel, including the name of a conference, seminar, or other event.

 

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