HB 2471

85(R) - 2017
House General Investigating & Ethics
Senate State Affairs
House General Investigating & Ethics
Senate State Affairs
General Investigating & Ethics

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Sarah Davis


Dawn Buckingham

Bill Caption

Relating to prohibiting political contributions and political expenditures made by certain persons with public funds; creating a criminal offense. 

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

This bill would prohibit an officer or employee of a political subdivision from spending public funds to make a political contribution or expenditure or directly or indirectly employ a person to spend public funds on a political contribution or expenditure. Violation of this would be a class A misdemeanor. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill is in keeping with our limited government principles since it would prevent government officials from committing ethical violations by using public funds for political contributions. For this reason, we support this bill.