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No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 2034 would not require the legislative caucus to file a contributions and expenditures report with the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC) if there is no reportable activity during a reporting period. Under existing statute, the report must be submitted biannually.
We support HB 2034 because it aligns with our limited government principle by reducing unnecessary tasks that serve no purpose other than to burden the citizens. If a legislative caucus has no contributions or expenses to report during a filing period than it should not have to waste time submitting a report. It is as simple as that.
The problem with all bureaucracies is that citizens are saddled with regulations that cost time and money to comply with. If the regulations are needless at a certain point in time, then it should not needlessly burden a citizen.