Houston, TX Updates Campaign Finance Code - State and Federal Communications

June 30, 2016  •  

Houston, TX Updates Campaign Finance Code

Houston skylineOn June 28, the Houston City Council passed an ordinance updating its campaign finance law by delineating clear periods of time when candidates may receive political contributions.

Under the new ordinance, a person may make contributions to a city candidate of up to $5,000 per contribution cycle. A political action committee may make a contribution of up to $10,000 for the same period of time. Each contribution cycle lasts two years, from January 1 (following a general election or after the end of the last contribution cycle) to December 31 of the next year. Additional contributions can be made to a runoff candidate during a separate runoff contribution cycle.

The ordinance, passed on Wednesday, becomes effective tomorrow, July 1.

Photo of downtown Houston by Henry Han on Wikimedia Commons.

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