Tex. Election Code Section 253.152
Definitions


In this subchapter:

(1)

“Child” means a person under 18 years of age who is not and has not been married or who has not had the disabilities of minority removed for general purposes.

(2)

“In connection with an election” means:

(A)

with regard to a contribution that is designated in writing for a particular election, the election designated; or

(B)

with regard to a contribution that is not designated in writing for a particular election, the next election for that office occurring after the contribution is made.

(3)

“Judicial district” means the territory from which a judicial candidate is elected or appointed.

(4)

“Law firm” means a partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability company, professional corporation, or other entity organized for the practice of law.

(5)

“Law firm group” means:

(A)

a law firm;

(B)

a general-purpose committee established or controlled by the law firm or a member of the law firm;

(C)

a member of the law firm; and

(D)

the spouse of a member of the law firm.

(6)

“Member of a law firm” means:

(A)

a person designated “of counsel” or “of the firm”;

(B)

a partner of the law firm, whether an individual or an entity;

(C)

an associate of the law firm;

(D)

a shareholder of the law firm, whether an individual or an entity; or

(E)

an employee of the law firm.

(7)

“Statewide judicial office” means the office of chief justice or justice, supreme court, or presiding judge or judge, court of criminal appeals.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 763, Sec. 1, eff. June 16, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 479, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 384 (H.B. 3233), Sec. 1, eff. June 2, 2019.

Source: Section 253.152 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/EL/htm/EL.­253.­htm#253.­152 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

253.001
Contribution or Expenditure in Another’s Name Prohibited
253.003
Unlawfully Making or Accepting Contribution
253.004
Unlawfully Making Expenditure
253.005
Expenditure from Unlawful Contribution
253.006
Certain Contributions and Expenditures by Lobbyists Restricted
253.007
Prohibition on Lobbying by Person Making or Authorizing Certain Political Contributions and Direct Campaign Expenditures
253.031
Contribution and Expenditure Without Campaign Treasurer Prohibited
253.032
Limitation on Contribution by Out-of-state Committee
253.034
Restrictions on Contributions During and Following Regular Legislative Session
253.035
Restrictions on Personal Use of Contributions
253.036
Officeholder Contributions Used in Connection with Campaign
253.037
Restrictions on Contribution or Expenditure by General-purpose Committee
253.038
Payments Made to Purchase Real Property or to Rent Certain Real Property Prohibited
253.039
Contributions in Certain Public Buildings Prohibited
253.040
Separate Accounts
253.041
Restrictions on Certain Payments
253.042
Restrictions on Reimbursement of Personal Funds and Payments on Certain Loans
253.043
Political Contributions Used in Connection with Appointive Office
253.091
Corporations Covered
253.092
Treatment of Incorporated Political Committee
253.093
Certain Associations Covered
253.094
Contributions Prohibited
253.095
Punishment of Agent
253.096
Contribution on Measure
253.097
Contribution from Corporation or Labor Organization
253.098
Communication with Stockholders or Members
253.099
Nonpartisan Voter Registration and Get-out-the-vote Campaigns
253.100
Expenditures for General-purpose Committee
253.101
Unlawful Contribution or Expenditure by Committee
253.102
Coercion Prohibited
253.103
Corporate Loans
253.104
Contribution to Political Party
253.105
Contributions to Direct Expenditure Only Committees
253.131
Liability to Candidates
253.132
Liability to Political Committees
253.133
Liability to State
253.134
Civil Penalties Imposed by Commission
253.151
Applicability of Subchapter
253.152
Definitions
253.153
Contribution Prohibited Except During Election Period
253.154
Write-in Candidacy
253.155
Contribution Limits
253.157
Limit on Contribution by General-purpose Committees
253.158
Contribution by Spouse or Child
253.159
Exception to Contribution Limits
253.161
Use of Contribution from Nonjudicial or Judicial Office Prohibited
253.162
Restrictions on Reimbursement of Personal Funds and Payments on Certain Loans
253.167
Certification of Population
253.171
Contribution from or Direct Campaign Expenditure by Political Party
253.176
Civil Penalty
253.0341
Restrictions on Contributions to Legislative Caucuses During and Following Regular Legislative Session
253.0351
Loans from Personal Funds
253.1541
Acceptance of Political Contributions by Person Appointed to Fill Vacancy
253.1601
Contribution to Certain Committees Considered Contribution to Candidate or Officeholder
253.1611
Certain Contributions by Judicial Candidates, Officeholders, and Committees Restricted
253.1612
Certain Campaign Activities Authorized
253.1621
Application of Contribution and Reimbursement Limits to Certain Candidates

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 253.152’s source at texas​.gov