Category: News

Proposed Fact-Finding Rule

PAAT members – see our e-mail about the Commission’s proposed fact-finding rule. Comments are due before the April 8th Commission meeting. At its February 1, 2016, meeting, the Texas Ethics Commission voted to propose...

Ethics Commission – Proposed Rules

At its February 1, 2016, meeting, the Texas Ethics Commission voted to propose amendments to Texas Ethics Commission Rules §§ 12.53, 20.3, 20.7, 20.315, 34.1, and 46.3, new Texas Ethics Commission Rule § 34.14,...

Principle Purpose Rule

For those of you interested in the ongoing issue of disclosure of campaign contributions by any entity, the Commission adopted “final” changes to its rules on principle purpose that make an entity have to...

New Ethics Commission Adopted Rules

At its November 30, 2015, meeting, the Texas Ethics Commission voted to adopt the following rules: § 20.1 Definitions –Principal Purpose (effective December 24, 2015) Text of Adopted Rule §20.409 Name of General-Purpose Committee...

House Interim Charges Announced

Download a copy here. Charges of Note: House Committee on General Investigating & Ethics Examine the ethics laws governing public officers and employees in this state and identify areas in which the laws are...

Senate Interim Charges – Ethics

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has announced interim charges for the State Affairs, Natural Resources and Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs Committees. Of specific interest to PAAT is the State Affairs charge regarding ethics: Ethics:...