H.B. No. 2511
relating to the filing of a personal financial statement by a former
state officer whose successor has not qualified for office.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Subchapter B, Chapter 572, Government Code, is
amended by adding Section 572.0211 to read as follows:
Sec. 572.0211. FILING BY HOLDOVER OFFICER NOT REQUIRED.
(a) An appointed officer who resigns from office and who ceases to
participate in the state agency's functions is not required to file
a financial statement that is due because of service in that office
after the effective date of the resignation.
(b) An appointed officer whose term of office expires and
who ceases to participate in the functions of the state agency is
not required to file a financial statement that is due because of
service in that office after the date the term of office expires.
(c) An appointed officer of a state agency that is abolished
or whose functions are transferred to another state agency is not
required to file a financial statement that is due because of
service after the date that the agency is abolished or the functions
of the agency are transferred.
(d) An appointed officer who resigns or whose term of office
expires who does not intend to participate in the functions of the
state agency shall deliver written notice of the officer's
intention to the governor and the commission.
SECTION 2. Section 572.021, Government Code, is amended to
read as follows:
Sec. 572.021. FINANCIAL STATEMENT REQUIRED. Except as
provided by Section 572.0211, a [
A] state officer, a partisan or
independent candidate for an office as an elected officer, and a
party chairman shall file with the commission a verified financial
statement complying with Sections 572.022 through 572.0252.
SECTION 3. Section 572.0211, Government Code, as added by
this Act, applies to the filing of a financial statement by a former
appointed officer without regard to whether the officer resigned,
the officer's term expired, or the officer's state agency was
abolished or its duties moved to another state agency before, on, or
after the effective date of this Act.
SECTION 4. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 2511 was passed by the House on April
29, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 140, Nays 0, 2 present, not
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 2511 was passed by the Senate on May
18, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate