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Grants And Donations

Summaries

JC-0146
John Cornyn

Appropriation of state funds to state agency to transfer to private endowment must satisfy article III, section 51of Texas Constitution and agency's authority to transfer funds and enter into contract regarding transaction must be supported by substantive|Southwest Texas State University lacks statutory authority to transfer appropriated state funds to National Geographic Society endowment fund to benefit geography education in the state or to enter into a contract regarding such a transaction

JC-0161
John Cornyn

Appropriated funds may not be used to attempt to influence the passage or defeat of legislation|Appropriated money|State agency|Federal funds deposited in the state treasury and appropriated to state agency are subject to state restrictions on the use of appropriated funds for lobbying|Prohibition on use of appropriated money to attempt to influence the passage or defeat of legislation applies to federal funds deposited in state treasury and appropriated to state agency|Lobbying restrictions on appropriated money apply to federal funds granted to state for use of Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities|Council for Developmental Disabilities may not use appropriated money to attempt to influence the passage or defeat of legislation

JC-0244
John Cornyn

Scholarship fund for architectural examination applicants, in order to ensure that scholarships serve the public purpose identified by the legislature, Board of Architectural Examiners should consider adopting rules that would require scholarship recipien|Scholarship fund for architectural examination applicants, legislative appropriation for is supported by pre-existing substantive law and therefore does not violate article III, section 44 of the Texas Constitution|Scholarship fund for architectural examination applicants, Board lacks statutory authority to enter into a contract with a private, nonprofit organization to select scholarship recipients and disburse scholarship awards

JM-1135
Jim Mattox

Lobbying may not disqualify organization from receiving grant where statute prohibits grants only to organizations that advocate conduct that violates state law, because lobbying is not conduct that violates state law|Sexual orientation of organization's membership or board may not disqualify organization from receiving grant where statute prohibits grants only to organizations that advocate conduct that violates state law