September 25, 2018
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Texas Medical Association
1.75 MCLE Hours (1.0 Ethics Hours)
SPEAKER'S RACE & THE LAW
AND A REVIEW OF POLITICAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
This January the Texas House will elect a new Speaker for the first time in 10 years. Join us for our September Roundtable for a detailed analysis of the laws governing the process of electing a Speaker of the Texas House, as well as a discussion of the political implications of a new Speaker. The Roundtable will also include a panel on PAC reporting requirements in advance of the election.
Panel discussions will include:
Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore and Travis County Attorney David Escamilla - the offices charged with addressing complaints related to this race. Moore and Escamilla will provide an overview of the process involved in reviewing complaints under the Speaker's race campaign statute and how to advise your client/company of the ethical boundaries of participation.
Harvey Kronberg of Quorum Report and Mike Hailey of Capitol Inside. Kronberg and Hailey will provide their thoughts on the Speaker's race from a political and practical perspective. They will discuss issues such as the tight race for Speaker; the projected make up of the House post election and how that will impact the role of the Speaker; as well as the impact of a new Speaker on the House rules and procedures.
Ethics attorneys Ed Shack and Margo Cardwell will review the upcoming PAC reporting requirements in advance of the November elections and will include a Q&A in the event you have specific questions.