HBA-LCA H.B. 1893 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1893 By: Averitt Elections 3/10/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Under current law, a campaign contribution may be made until the 30th day before a regular legislative session begins, which means that contributions may be received after election results are final. H.B. 1893 prohibits the making of political contributions to statewide officeholders or members of the legislature, or to a specific-purpose committee that supports or opposes them, beginning the day after the general election. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 253.034(a), Election Code, to prohibit a person from making a political contribution to a statewide officer, a member of the legislature, or a specific-purpose committee beginning the day after the date of the general election, rather than the 30th day before the regular legislative session convenes. SECTION 2. Amends Section 253.0341(a), Election Code, to make a conforming change. SECTION 3. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 4. Emergency clause.