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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 §20.433Contents of General-Purpose Committee Sworn Report of Contributions and Expenditures

Semiannual reports, pre-election reports, and runoff reports must cover reportable activity during the reporting period and must include the following information:

  (1) the full name of the general-purpose committee;

  (2) the address of the general-purpose committee;

  (3) the full name of the general-purpose committee's campaign treasurer;

  (4) the residence or business street address of the general-purpose committee's campaign treasurer;

  (5) the committee campaign treasurer's telephone number;

  (6) the identity and date of the election for which the report is filed, if applicable;

  (7) the full name of each identified candidate or measure or classification by party of candidates supported or opposed by the general-purpose committee and an indication of whether the general-purpose committee supports or opposes each listed candidate, measure, or classification by party of candidates;

  (8) the full name of each identified officeholder or classification by party of officeholders assisted by the general-purpose committee;

  (9) if the general-purpose committee supports or opposes measures exclusively, for each contribution accepted from a corporation as defined by §20.1 of this title (relating to Definitions):

    (A) the date each contribution was accepted;

    (B) the full name of the corporation or labor organization making the contribution;

    (C) the address of the corporation or labor organization making the contribution;

    (D) the amount of the contribution; and

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

  (10) for each political expenditure by the general-purpose committee that was made as a political contribution to a candidate, officeholder, or another political committee and that was returned to the general-purpose committee during the reporting period:

    (A) the amount returned;

    (B) the full name of the person to whom the expenditure was originally made;

    (C) the address of the person to whom the expenditure was originally made; and

    (D) the date the expenditure was returned to the general-purpose committee;

  (11) for each person from whom the general-purpose committee accepted a political contribution other than a pledge or a loan of more than $50 in value, or political contributions other than pledges or loans that total more than $50 in value (or more than $10 for a general-purpose committee reporting monthly):

    (A) the date each contribution was accepted;

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

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

    (D) the principal occupation of the person making the contribution;

    (E) the amount of the contribution; and

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

  (12) for each person from whom the general-purpose committee accepted a pledge or pledges to provide more than $50 in money or to provide goods or services worth more than $50 (more than $10 for a general-purpose committee reporting monthly):

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

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

    (C) the principal occupation of the person making the pledge;

    (D) the amount of each pledge;

    (E) the date each pledge was accepted; and

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

  (13) the total of all pledges accepted during the period for $50 and less from a person, except for those reported under paragraph (12) of this section;

  (14) for each person making a loan or loans to the general-purpose committee for campaign purposes if the total amount loaned by the person during the period is more than $50 (more than $10 for a general-purpose committee reporting monthly):

    (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;

  (15) 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 for those reported under paragraph (14) of this section;

  (16) for political expenditures made during the reporting period that total more than $100 (more than $10 for a general-purpose committee reporting monthly) to a single payee:

    (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;

    (E) the amount of the expenditure; and

    (F) indication for an expenditure paid in full or in part from corporations or labor organizations that it was paid from such sources.

  (17) for each non-political expenditure made from political contributions:

    (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;

    (E) the amount of the expenditure; and

    (F) indication for an expenditure paid in full or in part from corporations or labor organizations that it was paid from such sources.

  (18) for each candidate or officeholder who benefits from a direct campaign expenditure made by the committee:

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

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

  (19) 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);

  (20) 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;

  (21) 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;

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

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

  (24) the full name and address of each person from whom an amount described by paragraph (20), (21), (22), or (23) of this section is received, the date the amount is received, and the purpose for which the amount is received;

  (25) 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 ($10 and less for a general-purpose committee reporting monthly);

    (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 ($10 and less for a general-purpose committee reporting monthly); and

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

  (26) an affidavit, executed by the campaign treasurer, 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 §20.433 adopted to be effective December 31, 1993, 18 TexReg 9734; amended to be effective July 1, 2005, 30 TexReg 537; amended to be effective November 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 7311; amended to be effective March 4, 2012, 37 TexReg 1481

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