Bill Text: TX SB62 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to permitting the Texas Ethics Commission to provide seminars and charge an attendance fee for those seminars.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-03 - Referred to State Affairs [SB62 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SB62-Introduced.html
  87R1155 BRG-F
 
  By: Zaffirini S.B. No. 62
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to permitting the Texas Ethics Commission to provide
  seminars and charge an attendance fee for those seminars.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 571.071, Government Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (c) and adding Subsection (d) to read as
  follows:
         (c)  The commission may provide a seminar for persons
  required to register under Chapter 305 that addresses issues
  involving lobbying, political contributions and expenditures, and
  other issues as determined by the commission. The commission may
  charge a fee for attending the seminar in an amount necessary to
  cover the costs associated with the seminar, including the cost of
  providing food or nonalcoholic beverages to attendees.
         (d)  The commission may provide a seminar that addresses the
  laws administered and enforced by the commission and any other
  relevant laws, as determined by the commission. The commission may
  charge a fee for attending the seminar in an amount necessary to
  cover the costs associated with the seminar, including the cost of
  providing food or nonalcoholic beverages to attendees.
         SECTION 2.  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, 2021.
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