H.B. No. 3903
  relating to certain political contributions by judicial candidates
  and officeholders and certain political committees.
         SECTION 1.  Section 253.1611, Election Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (e) and adding Subsection (e-1) to read as
         (e)  This section does not apply to a political contribution
  made to the principal political committee of the state executive
  committee or a county executive committee of a political party that
  provides [:
               [(1)  is made in return for] goods or services,
  including political advertising or a campaign communication, to or
  for the benefit of judicial candidates [the value of which
  substantially equals or exceeds the amount of the contribution; or
               [(2)     is in an amount that is not more than the
  candidate's or officeholder's pro rata share of the committee's
  normal overhead and administrative or operating costs].
         (e-1)  This subsection applies only to a political party
  required to nominate candidates by primary election. This section
  does not apply to a political contribution made, for the purpose of
  sponsoring or attending an event, to a political committee
  affiliated with:
               (1)  an organization that has been designated as an
  auxiliary, coalition, or county chair association of a political
  party as provided by political party rule or state executive
  committee bylaw; or
               (2)  a local chapter of an organization described by
  Subdivision (1).
         SECTION 2.  Section 253.1611(f), Election Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 3.  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, 2017.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 3903 was passed by the House on May 4,
  2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 107, Nays 40, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 3903 on May 20, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 122, Nays 11,
  2 present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 3903 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 19, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________