HB 2626: Relating to the Availability on the Internet of Certain Reports of Political Contributions and Expenditures
The 88th Legislature passed HB 2626, which requires all political subdivisions to post all campaign finance reports filed on or after September 1, 2023, on their website. The new internet posting requirement applies to all entities that receive campaign finance reports, including counties, cities, school districts, hospital districts, library districts, utility districts, water districts, etc.
The campaign reports must be posted within ten business days of receipt and remain on the political subdivision's website for five years after the report is first made available. The political subdivision may redact any contributor's address (other than city, state, and zip code) before posting the report on its website. The report that includes the full address must remain available at the political subdivision's office.
The Texas Ethics Commission is responsible for the administration, interpretation, and enforcement of Title 15 of the Texas Election Code (EC). If you have questions, please contact the Texas Ethics Commission's Office.