The TSA Political Action Committee was established on September 2, 1993.
The Committee uses its resources in support of and in coordination with
the political efforts of the Texas Medical Association.
There are three categories of TSAPAC membership:
- Silver $250 to $499
- Gold $500 to $699
- Platinum $750+
Contributions are requested to be made by check, payable to TSAPAC,
on either a personal account or that of the professional association
and forwarded to the TSA Office, or you may use the online PAC
Contribution Form on this page.
The PAC may not accept any corporate checks except for those from professional
associations. Contributions are not tax deductible.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMITTEE
Subject to applicable law and the provisions of this Article V, contributions
to the Committee may be accepted from friends, members, and employees
of the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists.
The following restrictions apply to all contributions received by the
- No contribution will be accepted from:
- any corporation;
- any labor organization; or
- any other entity which is prohibited from making contributions
or expenditures in connection with Texas state or local
- Contributions to the Committee will be accepted only if made voluntarily
and will not be accepted if secured by the physical force, job discrimination,
financial reprisals, the threat of any of the foregoing, or if required
as a condition of employment;
- No contribution will be accepted, and no expenditure will be made,
by or on behalf of the Committee at a time when there is a vacancy in
both the offices of its Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer or when there
is not a campaign treasurer appointment for the Committee in effect
at the Texas Ethics Commission;
- No contributions of cash or currency will be accepted, regardless
of the amount. A contribution will only be accepted if in the form of
a personal check, money order, or other written negotiable instrument;
- No contribution will be accepted unless the contributor supplies
information sufficient to enable the Committee to comply with the record
keeping and reporting requirements of the Texas Election Code or other
- No contribution will be accepted if such acceptance would in any
way cause the Committee to be in violation of the Texas Election Code
or other applicable law; and
- The Executive Board, in its sole and absolute discretion, may refuse
to accept any contribution made to the Committee.
Status of Contributors.
Contributors to the Committee will have no membership status in the Committee,
and will not have any property rights in the monies of the Committee.
Nothing herein prohibits members of the Committee from making contributions.
To Whom Made.
Subject to applicable law, distribution of Committee funds will be made
- to individuals who have publicly announced that they are
candidates for nomination or election to Texas state elective
public offices for use by such individuals to further their
- to committees, associations, or organizations organized and operating
exclusively for the purpose of influencing, or attempting to influence,
the nomination or election of one or more individuals described in (i)
above, for use by such committee, association, or entities as the Executive
Board may determine so long as such distributions are for the purpose
of supporting a candidate seeking election to Texas state office; or
- to such other entities as is permitted by applicable law at the time
of any such distribution.
Notwithstanding, the provisions of Section 6. 1, the Committee shall
not be authorized to make distributions of Committee funds to individuals
who seek nomination or election to an office of the federal government
or to committees, associations, or organizations organized or operating
for the purpose of influencing, or attempting to influence the nomination
or election of such individuals.
No distribution will be made by the Committee unless authorized by the
No distribution will be made on behalf of the Committee at a time when
there is a vacancy in both the offices of its Treasurer and Assistant
Treasurer or when there is not a campaign treasurer appointment for the
Committee in effect at the Texas Ethics Commission.
Distribution by Check.
All distributions made by the Committee will be by check drawn on an
account of the Committee in accordance with the provisions of Section
8.2 of these Bylaws.
No distribution shall be made if such distribution would in any way violate
the provisions of the Texas Election Code or other applicable law.