Local Government Code
334.025 and 335.055

§ 334.025. False and Misleading Campaign Material

(a) In this section, "campaign material" means a communication supporting or opposing the authorization of a venue project that:

(1) in return for consideration, is published in a newspaper, magazine, or other periodical or is broadcast by radio or television; or

(2) appears in a pamphlet, circular, flier, billboard or other sign, bumper sticker, or similar form of written communication.

(b) A person may not print, broadcast, or publish, or cause to be printed, broadcast, or published, campaign material that contains false and misleading information.

(c) An individual may file a complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission in accordance with Subchapter E, Chapter 571, Government Code, alleging a violation of Subsection (b). The commission may impose a penalty in accordance with Chapter 571, Government Code, if the commission determines that the campaign materials contain false and misleading information.

(d) Notwithstanding any other law, the Texas Ethics Commission has jurisdiction to consider and investigate a complaint filed under this section and to impose a penalty.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1044, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.


§ 335.055. False and Misleading Campaign Material

(a) In this section, "campaign material" means a communication supporting or opposing the authorization of a venue project that:

(1) in return for consideration, is published in a newspaper, magazine, or other periodical or is broadcast by radio or television; or

(2) appears in a pamphlet, circular, flier, billboard or other sign, bumper sticker, or similar form of written communication.

(b) A person may not print, broadcast, or publish, or cause to be printed, broadcast, or published, campaign material that contains false and misleading information.

(c) An individual may file a complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission in accordance with Subchapter E, Chapter 571, Government Code, alleging a violation of Subsection (b). The commission may impose a penalty in accordance with Chapter 571, Government Code, if the commission determines that the campaign materials contain false and misleading information.

(d) Notwithstanding any other law, the Texas Ethics Commission has jurisdiction to consider and investigate a complaint filed under this section and to impose a penalty.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1044, § 7, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

 

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