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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 2TEXAS ETHICS COMMISSION
CHAPTER 20REPORTING POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES
SUBCHAPTER FREPORTING REQUIREMENT FOR A GENERAL PURPOSE COMMITTEE
RULE §20.401Thresholds for Appointment of Campaign Treasurer by a General-Purpose Committee

(a) A general-purpose committee may not accept political contributions exceeding $500 and may not make or authorize political expenditures exceeding $500 without filing a campaign treasurer appointment with the commission.

(b) Unless the committee's campaign treasurer appointment was filed not later than the 30th day before the appropriate election day, a general-purpose committee may not knowingly make or authorize campaign contributions or campaign expenditures exceeding $500 to support or oppose a candidate in a primary or general election for the following:

  (1) a statewide office;

  (2) a seat in the state legislature;

  (3) a seat on the State Board of Education;

  (4) a multi-county district office; or

  (5) a judicial district office filled by voters of only one county.

(c) A general-purpose committee may not make or authorize political expenditures totaling more than $500 unless the committee has:

  (1) filed its campaign treasurer appointment not later than the 60th day before the date the expenditure is made that causes the total expenditures to exceed $500; and

  (2) received contributions from at least 10 persons.

(d) Subsection (c) of this section does not apply to a general-purpose committee that accepts contributions from a multi-candidate political committee (as defined by the Federal Election Campaign Act) that is registered with the Federal Election Commission, provided that the general-purpose committee is in compliance with §22.7 of this title (relating to Contribution from Out-of-State Committee).


Source Note: The provisions of this §20.401 adopted to be effective December 31, 1993, 18 TexReg 9734; amended to be effective September 19, 2001, 26 TexReg 7116

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