Tex. Gov't Code Section 305.025

Section 305.024 (Restrictions on Expenditures) does not prohibit:


a loan in the due course of business from a corporation or other business entity that is legally engaged in the business of lending money and that has conducted that business continuously for more than one year before the loan is made;


a loan or guarantee of a loan or a gift made or given by a person related within the second degree by affinity or consanguinity to the member of the legislative or executive branch;


necessary expenditures for transportation and lodging when the purpose of the travel is to explore matters directly related to the duties of a member of the legislative or executive branch, such as fact-finding trips, including attendance at informational conferences or an event described by Subdivision (4), but not including attendance at merely ceremonial events or pleasure trips;


necessary expenditures for transportation, lodging, food and beverages, and entertainment provided in connection with a conference, seminar, educational program, or similar event in which the member renders services, such as addressing an audience or engaging in a seminar, to the extent that those services are more than merely perfunctory;


an incidental expenditure for transportation as determined by commission rule; or


a political contribution as defined by Section 251.001 (Definitions), Election Code.
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 304, Sec. 2.14(a), eff. Jan. 1, 1992. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 996, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 92 (S.B. 1011), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2005.

Source: Section 305.025 — Exceptions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­305.­htm#305.­025 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 305.025’s source at texas​.gov