The 79th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 914, which establishes new conflict-of-interest disclosure requirements for local government officers. That bill was recently codified in the Texas Local Government Code and goes into effect on January 1, 2006. The new law requires school board members and superintendents to file conflicts disclosure statements revealing certain relationships they may have with vendors doing business or seeking to do business with their school districts. It also mandates that trustees and superintendents report certain gifts received from current vendors and those seeking to become vendors.
The Texas Ethics Commission promotes public confidence in electoral and governmental processes by enforcing, administering, and training state officers and employees on applicable laws governing standards of conduct, personal financial disclosure, lobby registration and activities, political contributions and expenditures, and political advertising. For more information, visit the Texas Ethics Commission website.
Chapter 176, Local Government Code
The Texas Ethics Commission adopted Forms CIS and CIQ pursuant to H.B. 914. Please note that the Texas Ethics Commission does NOT have jurisdiction to interpret or enforce Chapter 176 of the Government Code. Also, please note that these forms are NOT filed with the Texas Ethics Commission.