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CS/HB 491: Disposition of Surplus Funds by Candidates

GENERAL BILL by Public Integrity and Ethics Committee ; Payne ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Cortes

Disposition of Surplus Funds by Candidates; Prohibits candidate from donating surplus campaign funds to charitable organization that employs candidate; provides candidate may give funds that have not been spent or obligated to state or political subdivision.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 2/27/2020 Senate - Referred to Ethics and Elections; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Ethics and Elections (EE)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/29/2019 House • Filed
11/7/2019 House • Referred to Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee; Public Integrity and Ethics Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 40
12/5/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee, 12/12/19, 9:30 am, Morris Hall
12/12/2019 House • Favorable by Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 317
• Now in Public Integrity and Ethics Committee -HJ 317
1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 40
1/21/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Public Integrity and Ethics Committee, 01/23/20, 9:30 am, Sumner Hall
1/23/2020 House • CS by Public Integrity and Ethics Committee; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -HJ 438
• Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
1/24/2020 House • Now in State Affairs Committee -HJ 438
• CS by Public Integrity and Ethics Committee read 1st time -HJ 437
1/28/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 01/30/20, 11:30 am, Morris Hall
1/30/2020 House • Favorable by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 22 NAYS 0 -HJ 477
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 477
2/13/2020 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/19/20
2/19/2020 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 589
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/20/2020 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 612
• CS passed; YEAS 118 NAYS 0 -HJ 612
2/26/2020 Senate • In Messages
2/27/2020 Senate • Referred to Ethics and Elections; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules