JUDICIAL CAMPAIGN FAIRNESS ACT
Subchapter A. GENERAL RULES
This chapter applies only to a candidate, officeholder, political committee, political contribution, or political expenditure to which the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act, Subchapter F, Chapter 253, Election Code, applies.
Subchapter C. GENERAL REPORTING RULES
§27.101. When a Declaration of Compliance or Declaration of Intent Is Required.
(a) “Declaration” means a declaration of compliance or declaration of intent required to be filed under §253.164, Election Code.
(b) A person is required to file a declaration only when:
(1) the person becomes a candidate for a judicial office at a time when the person is not already a candidate for another judicial office, or
(2) the person changes their intent to comply or not comply with the voluntary expenditure limits as stated in their most recently filed declaration.
(c) A candidate for a judicial office who decides to seek a different judicial office that requires the candidate to transfer their campaign treasurer appointment to another filing authority under §20.206 of this title shall also file with the other authority:
(1) a copy of the candidate’s declaration certified by the authority with whom it was originally filed, or
(2) a new declaration, if the candidate changes their intent to comply or not comply with the voluntary expenditure limits as stated in their most recently filed declaration.
(d) A declaration remains in effect for the judicial office sought by a candidate at the time it is filed. If a candidate for a judicial office decides to seek a different judicial office, the declaration that is in effect remains in effect for the subsequent judicial office.