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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 2TEXAS ETHICS COMMISSION
CHAPTER 20REPORTING POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES
SUBCHAPTER DREPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR AN OFFICEHOLDER WHO DOES NOT HAVE A CAMPAIGN TREASURER APPOINTMENT ON FILE
RULE §20.279Contents of Officeholder's Sworn Report of Contributions and Expenditures

An officeholder's semiannual report of contributions and expenditures required by this subchapter must cover reportable activity during the reporting period and must include the following information:

  (1) the officeholder's full name;

  (2) the officeholder's address;

  (3) the office held by the officeholder;

  (4) for each political committee from which the officeholder received notice under §20.319 of this title (relating to Notice to Candidate or Officeholder) or §20.421 of this title (relating to Notice to Candidate or Officeholder):

    (A) the committee's full name;

    (B) the committee's address;

    (C) identification of the political committee as a general-purpose or a specific-purpose committee;

    (D) the full name of the committee's campaign treasurer; and

    (E) the address of the committee's campaign treasurer;

  (5) on a separate page, the following information for each expenditure from political contributions made to a business in which the officeholder has a participating interest of more than 10%, holds a position on the governing body of the business, or serves as an officer of the business:

    (A) the full name of the business to which the expenditure was made;

    (B) the address of the business to which the expenditure was made;

    (C) the date of the expenditure;

    (D) the purpose of the expenditure; and

    (E) the amount of the expenditure;

  (6) for each person from whom the officeholder accepted a political contribution (other than a pledge, loan, or a guarantee of a loan) of more than $50 in value or political contributions (other than pledges, loans, or guarantees of loans) that total more than $50 in value:

    (A) the full name of the person making the contribution;

    (B) the address of the person making the contribution;

    (C) the total amount of contributions;

    (D) the date each contribution was accepted; and

    (E) a description of any in-kind contribution;

  (7) for each person from whom the officeholder accepted a pledge or pledges to provide more than $50 in money or goods or services worth more than $50:

    (A) the full name of the person making the pledge;

    (B) the address of the person making the pledge;

    (C) the amount of each pledge;

    (D) the date each pledge was accepted; and

    (E) a description of any goods or services pledged;

  (8) the total of all pledges accepted during the period for $50 and less from a person, except those reported under paragraph (7) of this section;

  (9) for each person making a loan or loans to the officeholder for officeholder purposes, if the total amount loaned by the person during the period is more than $50:

    (A) the full name of the person or financial institution making the loan;

    (B) the address of the person or financial institution making the loan;

    (C) the amount of the loan;

    (D) the date of the loan;

    (E) the interest rate;

    (F) the maturity date;

    (G) the collateral for the loan, if any; and

    (H) if the loan has guarantors:

      (i) the full name of each guarantor;

      (ii) the address of each guarantor;

      (iii) the principal occupation of each guarantor;

      (iv) the name of the employer of each guarantor; and

      (v) the amount guaranteed by each guarantor;

  (10) the total amount of loans accepted during the period for $50 and less from persons other than financial institutions engaged in the business of making loans for more than one year, except those reported under paragraph (9) of this section;

  (11) for political expenditures made during the reporting period that total more than $100 to a single payee, other than expenditures reported under paragraph (5) of this section:

    (A) the full name of the person to whom each expenditure was made;

    (B) the address of the person to whom the expenditure was made;

    (C) the date of the expenditure;

    (D) the purpose of the expenditure; and

    (E) the amount of the expenditure;

  (12) for each political expenditure of any amount made out of personal funds for which reimbursement from political contributions is intended:

    (A) the full name of the person to whom each expenditure was made;

    (B) the address of the person to whom the expenditure was made;

    (C) the date of each expenditure;

    (D) the purpose of the expenditure;

    (E) a declaration that the expenditure was made from personal funds;

    (F) a declaration that reimbursement from political contributions is intended; and

    (G) the amount of the expenditure;

  (13) for each non-political expenditure made from political contributions, other than expenditures reported under paragraph (5) of this section:

    (A) the date of each expenditure;

    (B) the full name of the person to whom the expenditure was made;

    (C) the address of the person to whom the expenditure was made;

    (D) the purpose of the expenditure; and

    (E) the amount of the expenditure;

  (14) for each candidate or other officeholder who benefits from a direct campaign expenditure made by the officeholder during the reporting period:

    (A) the name of the candidate or officeholder; and

    (B) the office sought or held by the candidate or officeholder;

  (15) for each political contribution from an out-of-state political committee, the information required by §22.7 of this title (relating to Contribution from Out-of-State Committee);

  (16) any credit, interest, rebate, refund, reimbursement, or return of a deposit fee resulting from the use of a political contribution or an asset purchased with a political contribution that is received during the reporting period and the amount of which exceeds $100;

  (17) any proceeds of the sale of an asset purchased with a political contribution that is received during the reporting period and the amount of which exceeds $100;

  (18) any other gain from a political contribution that is received during the reporting period and the amount of which exceeds $100;

  (19) any investment purchased with a political contribution that is received during the reporting period and the amount of which exceeds $100;

  (20) the full name and address of each person from whom an amount described by paragraph (16), (17), (18), or (19) of this section is received, the date the amount is received, and the purpose for which the amount is received;

  (21) the following total amounts:

    (A) the total principal amount of all outstanding loans as of the last day of the reporting period;

    (B) the total amount or an itemized listing of political contributions (other than pledges, loans, or guarantees of loans) of $50 and less;

    (C) the total amount of all political contributions (other than pledges, loans, or guarantees of loans);

    (D) the total amount or an itemized listing of the political expenditures of $100 and less; and

    (E) the total amount of all political expenditures; and

  (22) an affidavit, executed by the officeholder, stating: "I swear, or affirm, that the accompanying report is true and correct and includes all information required to be reported by me under Title 15, Election Code."


Source Note: The provisions of this §20.279 adopted to be effective December 31, 1993, 18 TexReg 9723; amended to be effective November 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 7311; amended to be effective March 4, 2012, 37 TexReg 1481

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