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Commission Rules

The commission rules are offered in PDF format or in HTML format.

Adopted Rules

Information regarding new, amended, and repealed rules adopted by the Ethics Commission is available below, arranged by the year of adoption.


2019 2018 2017 2016
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
2005 2004 2003

Proposed Rules

The Commission proposes rules to implement, interpret, or prescribe law or policy. Also, any interested person by petition to the Commission may request the adoption of a rule. Within 60 days, the Commission will deny the petition and state the reasons for denial, or the Commission will initiate rulemaking. The Commission will give at least 30 days’ notice of its intention to adopt a rule, and the proposed rule will be published in the Texas Register with the text and an explanation of the proposed rule. The Commission will mail notice of a proposed rule to each person who makes a timely written request. The Commission will then take public comments on a proposed rule.

Information regarding proposed rules is available below, listed by the year of proposal.


  2018 2017 2016
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

Seeking Comments


The Commission invites public comment on new rule proposals. A written statement should be emailed to public_comment@ethics.state.tx.us, or mailed or delivered to Ian Steusloff, Texas Ethics Commission, P.O. Box 12070, Austin, Texas 78711-2070, or sent by facsimile (FAX) to (512) 463-5777. A person who wants to offer spoken comments to the Commission concerning a proposed rule may do so during the public comment period at any Commission meeting when the Commission considers the proposed rule.

Information concerning the time and location of Commission meetings is available at our website, https://www.ethics.state.tx.us.