Bill Text: TX HB939 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to contributions and expenditures made in connection with a campaign for speaker of the house of representatives.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-25 - Referred to House Administration [HB939 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB939-Introduced.html
  86R970 ATP-F
 
  By: Davis of Harris H.B. No. 939
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to contributions and expenditures made in connection with
  a campaign for speaker of the house of representatives.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Sections 302.017 and 302.019, Government Code,
  are repealed.
         SECTION 2.  Section 302.021(a), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  A speaker candidate or former speaker candidate commits
  an offense if the person:
               (1)  knowingly fails to file the declaration of
  candidacy required by Section 302.0121;
               (2)  knowingly fails to file the statement required by
  Section 302.013;
               (3)  knowingly accepts a contribution, loan, or promise
  of a contribution or loan in violation of Section 302.0121(c);
               (4)  [knowingly accepts a contribution, loan, or
  promise of a contribution or loan prohibited by Section 302.017
  from a corporation, partnership, association, firm, union,
  foundation, committee, club, or other organization or group of
  persons;
               [(5)]  knowingly accepts a contribution from a person
  who uses political contributions, interest earned on political
  contributions, or an asset purchased with political contributions
  to make the contribution in violation of Section 302.0191;
               (5) [(6)]  expends campaign funds for any purpose other
  than those enumerated in Section 302.020;
               (6) [(7)]  knowingly retains contributions, assets
  purchased with contributions, or interest or other income earned on
  contributions in violation of Section 302.0201(b); or
               (7) [(8)]  knowingly fails to file the report of
  unexpended campaign funds as required by Section 302.0201(d).
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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