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Texas Ethics Commission (TEC)

    • Next Review Date: 2024-2025 Review Cycle - 89th Legislative Session
    • Last Review Date: 2012-2013 Review Cycle - 83rd Legislative Session

    Sunset Review Documents for 2012-2013 Review Cycle, 83rd Legislative Session

    Legislative Documents

    Final Results from Last Sunset Report

    The 2012-2013 Sunset review of the Ethics Commission resulted in legislative passage of Senate Bill 219 (83R).  The bill, however, was vetoed by the Governor.  One statutory change recommended by the Sunset Commission and described below, was enacted in legislation other than S.B. 219.  Two management actions, that did not require statutory change are also summarized below.  For additional information see the Texas Ethics Commission Sunset Final Report with Legislative Action.

    • Clarifies the Lobby Law by providing that a lobby registrant does not lose any protection under the Lobby Law if reporting a portion of a joint expenditure made by a non-registrant. (H.B. 2984)
    • Directs the agency to strengthen systems to verify the completeness and accuracy of disclosure information. (management action – nonstatutory)
    • Directs the agency to better track and analyze information such as call volume detail and sworn complaint allegations. (management action – nonstatutory)