BBBA(LEGAL) - ELECTIONS: REPORTING CAMPAIGN FUNDS
Candidates for membership on the board of trustees shall file the designation of a campaign treasurer and all required financial statements with the secretary of the board in accordance with applicable law and directives from the Texas Ethics Commission. Election Code Title 15
Termination of Campaign Treasurer Appointment
In accordance with Election Code 252.0131, the governing body of a political subdivision, including a college district board of trustees, by ordinance or order may adopt a process by which the secretary of the political subdivision may terminate the campaign treasurer appointment of an inactive candidate or political committee that is required to file a campaign treasurer appointment with the secretary.
A candidate or political committee is inactive if the candidate or committee:
- Has never filed or has ceased to file reports under Election Code Chapter 254;
- In the case of a candidate, has not been elected to an office for which a candidate is required to file a campaign treasurer appointment with the authority who is seeking to terminate the candidate's campaign treasurer appointment; and
- Has not filed a final report under Election Code 254.065 or 254.125, or a dissolution report under Election Code 254.126 or 254.159.
Before the secretary of a political subdivision may terminate a campaign treasurer appointment, the governing body of the political subdivision must consider the proposed termination in a regularly scheduled open meeting.
The termination of a campaign treasurer appointment under this section takes effect on the 30th day after the date of the meeting at which the governing body votes to terminate the appointment. Following that meeting, the secretary of the political subdivision shall promptly notify the affected candidate or political committee that the appointment has been terminated. The notice must state the effective date of the termination.
Election Code 252.0131(a)–(b), (d)