H.B. No. 1071

relating to the format in which certain reports of political contributions and expenditures are filed. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 254.036(a), Election Code, is amended to read as follows: (a) Each report filed under this chapter with an authority other than the commission must be in a format [on a form] prescribed by the commission. A report filed with the commission that is not required to be filed by computer diskette, modem, or other means of electronic transfer must be on a form prescribed by the commission and [must be] written in black ink or typed with black typewriter ribbon or, if [unless the report is a computer printout. If] the report is a computer printout, the printout must conform to the same format and paper size as the form prescribed by the commission. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005. ______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House I certify that H.B. No. 1071 was passed by the House on April 13, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 1071 was passed by the Senate on May 25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: _____________________ Date _____________________ Governor