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Relating to the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act.
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 3233 would update multiple statutes of Election Code relating to certain contribution and expenditure limits for judicial candidates. This would include, among other things: revising the aggregate limits on political contributions from and direct campaign expenditures by a general-purpose committee; establishing that a political contribution by the spouse of an individual is not considered to be a contribution by the individual for purposes of the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act; prohibiting the Code of Judicial Conduct from prohibiting a joint campaign activity conducted by two or more judicial candidates; establishing that the general and primary elections are considered separate elections for a candidate whose name appears on the ballot and that a runoff election is a separate election; and repealing the provision establishing the judicial campaign fairness fund and certain provisions of the Act relating to voluntary expenditure limits for judicial candidates.
Texas Action remains neutral on HB 3233 because it does not affect our liberty principles.