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Adopted Rules


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2023 Rule Adoptions

Date Adopted Effective Date Section Rule Title Keywords
12/18/2023 01/08/2024 18.10 Guidelines for Substantial Compliance for a Corrected/Amended 8-day Pre-election Report 8-day pre-election reports, corrected reports, amended reports, substantial compliance, late fines
12/18/2023 01/08/2024 18.11 REPEAL: Guidelines for Waiver or Reduction of a Late Fine for a Corrected/Amended 8-day Pre-election Report 8-day pre-election reports, corrected reports, amended reports, substantial compliance, late fines
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 18.31 Adjustments to Reporting Thresholds Reporting thresholds, adjustments, campaign finance, personal financial disclosure, lobbying
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.62 Reporting Staff Reimbursement Campaign finance report, staff reimbursement, expenditures, personal funds
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.65 Reporting No Activity Campaign finance report, no activity
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.217 Modified Reporting Campaign treasurer appointment, candidates, modified reporting, pre-election reports, runoff reports
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.219 Contents of Candidate’s Sworn Report of Contributions and Expenditures Candidate, campaign finance report, contributions, expenditures
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.220 Additional Disclosure for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Comptroller, SPAC, vendor, contributions
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.221 Special Pre-Election Report by Certain Candidates Candidates, special pre-election reports, daily reports, contributions
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.275 Exception from Filing Requirement for Certain Local Officeholders Local officeholder, campaign finance report, contributions, expenditures
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.279 Contents of Officeholder’s Sworn Report of Contributions and Expenditures Officeholder, campaign finance report, contributions, expenditures
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.301 Thresholds for Campaign Treasurer Appointment SPAC, specific-purpose political action committee, treasurer appointment, contributions, expenditures
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.303 Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer SPAC, specific-purpose political action committee, treasurer appointment
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.313 Converting to a General-Purpose Committee SPAC, specific-purpose political action committee, GPAC, general-purpose political action committee, converting, conversion
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.329 Modified Reporting SPAC, specific-purpose political action committee, modified reporting, contributions, expenditures
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.331 Contents of Specific-Purpose Committee Sworn Report of Contributions and Expenditures SPAC, specific-purpose political action committee, campaign finance report, contributions, expenditures
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.333 Special Pre-Election Report by Certain Specific-Purpose Committees SPAC, specific-purpose political action committee, special pre-election reports, daily reports, contributions
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.401 Thresholds for Appointment of Campaign Treasurer by a General-Purpose Committee GPAC, general-purpose political action committee, treasurer appointment, contributions, expenditures
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.405 Campaign Treasurer Appointment for a General-Purpose Political Committee GPAC, general-purpose political action committee, treasurer appointment
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.431 Monthly Reporting GPAC, general-purpose political action committee, modified reporting, monthly reporting, contributions, expenditures
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.433 Contents of General-Purpose Committee Sworn Report of Contributions and Expenditures GPAC, general-purpose political action committee, campaign finance report, contributions, expenditures
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.434 Alternate Reporting Requirements for General-Purpose Committees GPAC, general-purpose political action committee, monthly filing, MPAC, alternate reporting requirements, contributions maintained
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.435 Special Pre-Election Report by Certain General-Purpose Committees GPAC, general-purpose political action committee, special pre-election reports, daily reports, contributions, expenditures
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.553 Campaign Treasurer Appointment Not Required for County Executive Committee Accepting Contributions or Making Expenditures under Certain Amount CEC, County executive committee, campaign treasurer appointment, contributions expenditures, under threshold
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 20.555 County Executive Committee Accepting Contributions or Making Expenditures that Exceed Certain Amount CEC, County executive committee, campaign treasurer appointment, contributions expenditures, exceed threshold
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 22.1 Certain Campaign Treasurer Appointments Required before Political Activity Begins CEC, County executive committee, campaign treasurer appointment, contributions expenditures, exceed threshold
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 22.6 Reporting Direct Campaign Expenditures Direct campaign expenditures, campaign finance report, person
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 22.7 Contribution from Out-of-State Committee Out-of-state committee, contributions, candidate, officeholder, political committee
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 34.41 Expenditure Threshold Lobbyist, expenditure threshold, registration
09/27/2023 01/01/2024 34.43 Compensation and Reimbursement Threshold Lobbyist, contribution threshold, registration
06/28/2023 08/23/2023 18.13 Fine for a Late Report Campaign finance report, late report, speaker candidate
06/28/2023 01/01/2024 18.21 Jurisdiction to Consider Waiver Request Campaign finance report, late report, waiver request, jurisdiction
06/28/2023 01/01/2024 18.24 General Guidelines for Other Administrative Waiver or Reduction of Statutory Civil Penalties Campaign finance report, late report, waiver, reduction of civil penalty
06/28/2023 01/01/2024 18.25 Administrative Waiver or Reduction of Certain Statutory Civil Penalties Campaign finance report, late report, waiver, reduction of civil penalty
06/28/2023 01/01/2024 18.26 Administrative Waiver or Reduction of Other Statutory Civil Penalties in Excess of $500 Campaign finance report, late report, waiver, reduction of civil penalty, over $500
06/28/2023 08/23/2023 22.37 Virtual Currency Contributions Virtual currency, cryptocurrency, contributions, campaign finance report
06/28/2023 08/23/2023 28.3 Termination of Candidacy Speaker candidate, candidacy, termination

2022 Rule Adoptions

Date Adopted Effective Date Section Rule Title Keywords
09/29/2022 10/20/2022 8.11 Reviewing and Processing of a Request Advisory Opinion; deadline to file; withdrawal; requestor
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 18.31 Adjustments to Reporting Thresholds Reporting thresholds, adjustments, campaign finance, personal financial disclosure, lobbying
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.62 Reporting Staff Reimbursement Campaign finance report, staff reimbursement, expenditures, personal funds
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.65 Reporting No Activity Campaign finance report, no activity
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.217 Modified Reporting Campaign treasurer appointment, candidates, modified reporting, pre-election reports, runoff reports
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.219 Contents of Candidate’s Sworn Report of Contributions and Expenditures Candidate, campaign finance report, contributions, expenditures
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.22 Additional Disclosure for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Comptroller, SPAC, vendor, contributions
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.221 Special Pre-Election Report by Certain Candidates Candidates, special pre-election reports, daily reports, contributions
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.275 Exception from Filing Requirement for Certain Local Officeholders Local officeholder, campaign finance report, contributions, expenditures
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.279 Contents of Officeholder’s Sworn Report of Contributions and Expenditures Officeholder, campaign finance report, contributions, expenditures
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.301 Thresholds for Campaign Treasurer Appointment SPAC, specific-purpose political action committee, treasurer appointment, contributions, expenditures
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.303 Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer SPAC, specific-purpose political action committee, treasurer appointment
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.313 Converting to a General-Purpose Committee SPAC, specific-purpose political action committee, GPAC, general-purpose political action committee, converting, conversion
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.329 Modified Reporting SPAC, specific-purpose political action committee, modified reporting, contributions, expenditures
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.331 Contents of Specific-Purpose Committee Sworn Report of Contributions and Expenditures SPAC, specific-purpose political action committee, campaign finance report, contributions, expenditures
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.333 Special Pre-Election Report by Certain Specific-Purpose Committees SPAC, specific-purpose political action committee, special pre-election reports, daily reports, contributions
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.401 Thresholds for Appointment of Campaign Treasurer by a General-Purpose Committee GPAC, general-purpose political action committee, treasurer appointment, contributions, expenditures
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.405 Campaign Treasurer Appointment for a General-Purpose Political Committee GPAC, general-purpose political action committee, treasurer appointment
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.431 Monthly Reporting GPAC, general-purpose political action committee, modified reporting, monthly reporting, contributions, expenditures
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.433 Contents of General-Purpose Committee Sworn Report of Contributions and Expenditures GPAC, general-purpose political action committee, campaign finance report, contributions, expenditures
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.434 Alternate Reporting Requirements for General-Purpose Committees GPAC, general-purpose political action committee, monthly filing, MPAC, alternate reporting requirements, contributions maintained
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.435 Special Pre-Election Report by Certain General-Purpose Committees GPAC, general-purpose political action committee, special pre-election reports, daily reports, contributions, expenditures
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.553 Campaign Treasurer Appointment Not Required for County Executive Committee Accepting Contributions or Making Expenditures under Certain Amount CEC, County executive committee, campaign treasurer appointment, contributions expenditures, under threshold
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 20.555 County Executive Committee Accepting Contributions or Making Expenditures that Exceed Certain Amount CEC, County executive committee, campaign treasurer appointment, contributions expenditures, exceed threshold
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 22.1 Certain Campaign Treasurer Appointments Required before Political Activity Begins CEC, County executive committee, campaign treasurer appointment, contributions expenditures, exceed threshold
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 22.6 Reporting Direct Campaign Expenditures Direct campaign expenditures, campaign finance report, person
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 22.7 Contribution from Out-of-State Committee Out-of-state committee, contributions, candidate, officeholder, political committee
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 34.41 Expenditure Threshold Lobbyist, expenditure threshold, registration
09/29/2022 01/01/2023 34.43 Compensation and Reimbursement Threshold Lobbyist, contribution threshold, registration

2021 Rule Adoptions

Date Adopted Effective Date Section Rule Title Keywords
December
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 18.31 Adjustments to Reporting Thresholds Reporting thresholds, adjustments, campaign finance, personal financial disclosure, lobbying
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 20.62 Reporting Staff Reimbursement Campaign finance report, staff reimbursement, expenditures, personal funds
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 20.65 Reporting No Activity Campaign finance report, no activity
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 20.217 Modified Reporting Campaign treasurer appointment, candidates, modified reporting, pre-election reports, runoff reports
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 20.220 Additional Disclosure for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Comptroller, SPAC, vendor, contributions
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 20.221 Special Pre-Election Report by Certain Candidates Special pre-election reports, daily reports, candidates, contributions
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 20.275 Exception from Filing Requirement for Certain Local Officeholders Local officeholder, campaign finance report, contributions, expenditures
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 20.301 Thresholds for Campaign Treasurer Appointment SPAC, specific purpose political action committee, treasurer appointment, contributions, expenditures
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 20.303 Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer SPAC, specific purpose political action committee, treasurer appointment
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 20.313 Converting to a General-Purpose Committee SPAC, specific purpose political action committee, GPAC, general purpose political action committee, converting, conversion
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 20.329 Modified Reporting SPAC, specific purpose political action committee, modified reporting, contributions, expenditures
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 20.333 Special Pre-Election Report by Certain Specific-Purpose Committees Special pre-election reports, daily reports, SPAC, specific purpose political action committee, contributions
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 20.401 Thresholds for Appointment of Campaign Treasurer by a General-Purpose Committee GPAC, general purpose political action committee, treasurer appointment, contributions, expenditures
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 20.405 Campaign Treasurer Appointment for a General-Purpose Political Committee GPAC, general purpose political action committee, treasurer appointment
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 20.434 Alternate Reporting Requirements for General-Purpose Committees GPAC, general purpose political action committee, monthly filing, MPAC, alternate reporting requirements, contributions maintained
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 20.435 Special Pre-Election Report by Certain General-Purpose Committees Special pre-election reports, daily reports, GPAC, general purpose political action committee, contributions, expenditures
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 20.553 Campaign Treasurer Appointment Not Required for County Executive Committee Accepting Contributions or Making Expenditures under Certain Amount County executive committee, CEC, campaign treasurer appointment, contributions expenditures, under threshold
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 20.555 County Executive Committee Accepting Contributions or Making Expenditures that Exceed Certain Amount County executive committee, CEC, campaign treasurer appointment, contributions expenditures, exceed threshold
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 22.1 Certain Campaign Treasurer Appointments Required before Political Activity Begins County executive committee, CEC, campaign treasurer appointment, contributions expenditures, exceed threshold
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 22.6 Reporting Direct Campaign Expenditures Direct campaign expenditures, campaign finance report, person
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 22.7 Contribution from Out-of-State Committee Out-of-state committee, contributions, candidate, officeholder, political committee
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 34.41 Expenditure Threshold Lobbyist, expenditure threshold, registration
12/09/2021 01/04/2022 34.43 Compensation and Reimbursement Threshold Lobbyist, expenditure threshold, registration
September
09/01/2021 09/22/2021 18.17 Reports Must be Filed Reports, deceased filers, incapacitated filers
09/01/2021 09/22/2021 34.82 Modified Reporting Threshold Lobbyists, Activity Reports, mass media communications
June
06/17/2021 07/06/2021 18.23 Administrative Waiver of Fine Reports, late reports, waiver
06/17/2021 07/06/2021 18.24 General Guidelines for Other Administrative Waiver or Reduction of Statutory Civil Penalties Reports, late reports, waiver, appeals, civil penalties
06/17/2021 07/06/2021 18.25 Administrative Waiver or Reduction of Certain Statutory Civil Penalties Reports, late reports, waiver, appeals, civil penalties
06/17/2021 07/06/2021 18.26 Administrative Waiver or Reduction of Other Statutory Civil Penalties in Excess of $500 Reports, late reports, waiver, appeals, civil penalties
06/17/2021 07/06/2021 20.1 Definitions Political advertising; text messages
March
03/12/2021 04/20/2021 18.15 Additional Fine Reports, late reports, higher fine
03/12/2021 04/20/2021 20.434 Alternate Reporting Requirements for General-Purpose Committees GPACs, general-purpose political action committees, higher threshold for reporting itemized contributions

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