Tex. Election Code Section 253.161
Use of Contribution from Nonjudicial or Judicial Office Prohibited


(a)

A judicial candidate or officeholder, a specific-purpose committee for supporting or opposing a judicial candidate, or a specific-purpose committee for assisting a judicial officeholder may not use a political contribution to make a campaign expenditure for judicial office or to make an officeholder expenditure in connection with a judicial office if the contribution was accepted while the candidate or officeholder:

(1)

was a candidate for an office other than a judicial office; or

(2)

held an office other than a judicial office, unless the person had become a candidate for judicial office and the contribution was made in connection with an election for judicial office.

(b)

A candidate, officeholder, or specific-purpose committee for supporting, opposing, or assisting the candidate or officeholder may not use a political contribution to make a campaign expenditure for an office other than a judicial office or to make an officeholder expenditure in connection with an office other than a judicial office if the contribution was accepted while the candidate or officeholder:

(1)

was a candidate for a judicial office; or

(2)

held a judicial office, unless the person had become a candidate for another office and the contribution was made in connection with an election for nonjudicial office.

(c)

Repealed by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 384 (H.B. 3233), Sec. 17(4), eff. June 2, 2019.

(d)

A person who violates this section is liable for a civil penalty not to exceed three times the amount of political contributions used in violation of this section.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 763, Sec. 1, eff. June 16, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 384 (H.B. 3233), Sec. 8, eff. June 2, 2019.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 384 (H.B. 3233), Sec. 17(4), eff. June 2, 2019.

Source: Section 253.161 — Use of Contribution from Nonjudicial or Judicial Office Prohibited, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/EL/htm/EL.­253.­htm#253.­161 (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

§ 253.161’s source at texas​.gov