Conflict of Interest
House Bill 914 Compliance
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.
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At its August 7, 2015, meeting, the Texas Ethics Commission adopted updated Forms CIS and CIQ as required by H.B. 23, 84th Leg., Regular Session, which becomes effective September 1, 2015.