HB 1377

85(R) - 2017
House General Investigating & Ethics
House General Investigating & Ethics
General Investigating & Ethics

Vote Recommendation

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Sarah Davis

Bill Caption

Relating to the contents of a record keeping requirement related to personal financial statements filed with the Texas Ethics Commission. 

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: No significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

This bill would change the requirements of personal financial statements submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission to include: 

  • identification of the greatest number of shares of stock of any non publicly traded business entity held or acquired
  • identification by stock symbol and category of the number of shares of stock of any publicly traded corporations held

The bill would also require an individual that is required to file a financial statement to maintain a record of the information necessary for filing for at least three years after the filing deadline.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This change would increase the transparency of the financial situation of persons seeking to be public officials, which is in keeping with the principle of personal responsibility. Therefore we support this legislation.