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2015 Rule Adoptions

Date Adopted Effective Date Section Rule Title Keywords
November
11/30/2015 12/24/2015 20.1 Definitions - Principal Purpose principal purpose; group; solicitation; administrative expenses; political contributions; non-political contributions
11/30/2015 12/24/2015 20.409 Name of General-Purpose Committee general-purpose committee; deceptively similar name; active; dissolution report; campaign treasurer appointment; active campaign treasurer appointment
11/30/2015 12/24/2015 34.91 Exemptions from Electronic Filing affidavit; exemptions
11/30/2015 12/24/2015 46.1. Disclosure of Interested Parties: Application 2252.98 Government Code; application
11/30/2015 12/24/2015 46.3 Definitions contract; business entity; controlling interest; interested party; intermediary
11/30/2015 12/24/2015 46.5 Disclosure of Interested Parties Form disclosure; requirements; receipt of completed disclosure
October
10/5/2015 10/26/2015 20.1. Definitions - In Connection with a Campaign (for Campaign Expenditure) in connection with a campaign; expenditures
10/5/2015 10/26/2015 20.1. Definitions - Discount in-kind contribution; fair market value; less than; without charge
10/5/2015 10/27/2015 20.66 Discounts value of in-kind contribution; in-kind contribution
10/5/2015 10/29/2015 34.5 Certain Compensation Excluded registration threshold; calculating; member of legislature; member of executive branch; legislative or administrative action
June
6/11/2015 7/5/2015 20.59. Reporting Expenditure by Credit Card payments; credit card company; disclosure
April
4/16/2015 5/10/2015 6.5. Authority to Adopt Rules commission's authority; adopt rules; Administrative Procedure Act
February
2/13/2015 3/5/2015 50.1 Legislative Per Diem legislative per diem; payment; $190
2/13/2015 3/10/2015 6.1 Definitions. First Responder; definition
2/13/2015 3/10/2015 18.23 Administrative Waiver of Fine. late filing; waiver; causes;
2/13/2015 3/10/2015 18.24 General Guidelines for Other Administrative Waiver or Reduction of Fine. late filing; waiver; critical reports; reduced penalty; categorization; good cause showing
2/13/2015 3/10/2015 18.25. Administrative Waiver or Reduction of Fine: Report Type I waiver; report type; levels; good cause; examples
2/13/2015 3/10/2015 18.26. Administrative Waiver or Reduction of Fine: Report Type II waiver; report type; levels; examples

2014 Rule Adoptions

Date Adopted Effective Date Section Rule Title Keywords
October
10/29/2014 11/19/2014 20.1 Definitions principal purpose; group; political expenditures
10/29/2014 11/19/2014 22.6. Reporting Direct Campaign Expenditures acting in concert; direct campaign expenditures; reporting requirements
10/29/2014 11/20/2014 20.327 Runoff Report special-purpose committee; runoff report; requirements
10/29/2014 11/20/2014 20.427 Runoff Report general-purpose committee; runoff report; requirements
August
8/21/2014 9/14/2014 18.7. Timely Reports and Complete Reports deadline; Central Time Zone; filing; commission
8/21/2014 9/14/2014 20.20. Timeliness of Action by Electronic Filing deadline; Central Time Zone; filing; commission
8/21/2014 9/14/2014 20.64. Reporting the Forgiveness of a Loan or Settlement of a Debt loan forgiveness; in-kind political contribution; debt settlement
May
5/29/2014 6/19/2014 20.577 Reporting Schedule for a Candidate for State Chair state chair candidate; party chair candidate; reporting
5/92/2014 6/19/2014 40.2 Disclosure of Financial Activity personal financial statement; requirements; 572.023 Government Code
April
4/3/2014 7/1/2014 20.61 Purpose of Expenditure officeholder expenditure for living in Austin, Texas; officeholder expenditure"
February
2/13/2014 3/12/2014 22.5. Contributions to Direct Campaign Expenditure Only Committees direct campaign expenditure only committee; affidavit

2013 Rule Adoptions

Date Adopted Effective Date Section Rule Title Keywords
October
10/30/2013 11/26/2013 20.18. Recordkeeping Required 254.001 Election Code; preservation; 2 years; maintain; examples
10/30/2013 1/1/2015 20.54 Reporting a Pledge of a Contribution date pledge accepted; reporting requirements
10/30/2013 1/1/2015 20.58 Disclosure of Political Expenditure Unpaid Incurred Obligations Schedule;Political Expenditure Made from Personal Funds Schedule
August
8/8/2013 9/1/2013 20.1 Definitions. Political Advertising political advertising; mass e-mails; involving expenditure of funds
8/8/2013 9/1/2013 26.7 "Use of the term ""reelect"" in political advertising" "usage of term ""reelect""; political advertising"
March
3/27/2013 5/6/2013 50.1 Legislative Per Diem legislative per diem; 2013

2012 Rule Adoptions

Date Adopted Effective Date Section Rule Title Keywords
November
11/29/2012 9/26/2012 20.555. County Executive Committee Accepting Contributions Or Making Expenditures That Exceed $25,000 $25,000 threshold;
August
8/30/2012 9/26/2012 12.51. Non-Complying Complaint 571.122 Government Code; frivolous; bad faith complaint
8/30/2012 9/26/2012 20.16. Notices by Electronic Mail electronic mail address; notices; deadline;
8/30/2012 9/26/2012 34.19. Courtesy Notices by Electronic Mail lobbyist; filing requirements; courtesy; electronic mail address
April
4/8/2012 5/15/2012 24.1. Corporations and Certain Associations Covered organization of corporations; Texas For-Profit Corporation Law; Texas Non-Profit Corporation Law; associations considered corporations
4/8/2012 5/15/2012 24.15. Payments to a Corporation of the Candidate or Officeholder Section 253.041(b) Election Code; discount; prohibited corporation contribution
February
2/8/2012 3/4/2012 20.219. Content of Candidate's Sworn Report of Contributions and Expenditures purpose of expenditure; affidavit; credit; proceeds of sale of asset; investment; required information
2/8/2012 3/4/2012 20.279. Contents of Officeholder's Sworn Report of Contributions and Expenditures expenditures; To business; participating interest; purpose of the expenditure; credit; proceeds of sale of asset; investment; required information; expenditure; refund; rebate; return of deposit; sale of an asset; gain; investment; affidavit
2/8/2012 3/4/2012 20.331. Contents of Specific-Purpose Committee Sworn Report of Contributions and Expenditures purpose of expenditure; credit; proceeds of sale of asset; investment; required information; expenditure; refund; rebate; return of deposit; sale of an asset; gain; investment; affidavit
2/8/2012 3/4/2012 22.11. Prohibition on Contributions during Regular Sessions timeline restrictions; contribution delivery methods
2/8/2012 3/4/2012 22.13 Contributions in the Capitol Prohibited 253.039 Election Code; 'Capitol' defined;

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