Tex. Gov't Code Section 405.005
Acceptance of Gifts, Grants, and Donations


The secretary of state may accept or solicit gifts, grants, and donations of money or property on behalf of the state for any lawful public purpose related to the office or duties of the secretary of state.


The secretary of state may decline to accept a gift, grant, or donation that is made for a specific purpose if the secretary of state determines the gift may not be used reasonably or economically for the designated purpose.


The secretary of state shall ensure that any gift, grant, or donation accepted under Subsection (a) to perform a function of administering elections is equitably distributed throughout the state based on a percentage of the population of each county or another method determined by the secretary.


Not later than January 1 of each odd-numbered year, the secretary shall submit a report to the governor, the lieutenant governor, and the speaker of the house of representatives that includes a detailed summary of any gifts, grants, or donations described by Subsection (a) and the manner in which those amounts were expended in the administration of an election.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 365, Sec. 1, eff. May 27, 1997.
Amended by:
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1000 (H.B. 2283), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2021.

Source: Section 405.005 — Acceptance of Gifts, Grants, and Donations, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­405.­htm#405.­005.

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