ADOPTED RULES

At its March 24, 2006, meeting, the Texas Ethics Commission voted to adopt rules regarding the following topics:

Substantial Compliance
(Effective 04/18/2006)
Text of Adopted Rule

General-Purpose Committee Expenditures
(Effective 04/18/2006)
Text of Adopted Rule

Legislative Per Diem
(Effective 04/18/2006)
Text of Adopted Rule

New language is italicized.


Substantial Compliance
Repealed Rule

Chapter 18. GENERAL RULES CONCERNING REPORTS

§ 18.11. Substantial Compliance is repealed.


General-Purpose Committee Expenditures
Text of Adopted Rule

Chapter 24. RESTRICTIONS ON CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES APPLICABLE
TO CORPORATIONS AND LABOR ORGANIZATIONS

§ 24.13. Expenditures for a General-Purpose Committee

(a) A corporation, acting alone or with one or more other corporations, may make one or more political expenditures to finance the establishment or administration of a general-purpose committee.

(b) A corporation may make political expenditures to finance the solicitation of political contributions to a general-purpose committee assisted under subsection (a) of this section from the stockholders, employees, or families of stockholders or employees of one or more corporations.

(c) A labor organization may engage in activity authorized for a corporation by subsections (a) and (b) of this section.  For purposes of this section, the members of a labor organization are considered to be corporate stockholders.

(d) A political committee assisted by a corporation or labor organization under this section may not make a political contribution or political expenditure in whole or part from money that is known by a member or officer of the political committee to be dues, fees, or other money required as a condition of employment by a corporation or condition of membership in a labor organization.

(e) A corporation or labor organization or a political committee assisted by a corporation under this section may not use or threaten to use physical force, job discrimination, or financial reprisal to obtain money or any other thing of value to be used to influence the result of an election or to assist an officeholder.


Legislative Per Diem
Text of Adopted Rule

Chapter 50. LEGISLATIVE SALARIES AND PER DIEM

§ 50.1. Legislative Per Diem

(a) The legislative per diem is $132.  The per diem is intended to be paid to each member of the legislature and the lieutenant governor for each day during the regular session and for each day during any special session in 2006.

(b) This rule shall be applied retroactively to ensure payment of the $132 per diem for 2006.

 

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