Chapter 176 Texas Local Government Code §176.009
The 84th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 23 (effective September 1, 2015) which modified the law related to conflict of interest disclosure requirements for local government officers and vendors.
The following general information is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered as legal advice to any individuals or entities.
For additional information, please refer to Texas Local Government Code Chapter 176, as amended by House Bill 23.
Please note that there are potential criminal penalties (Class A, Class B, or Class C misdemeanors) for local government officers and vendors who fail to comply with Texas Local Government Code Chapter 176, see Section 176.013. In addition, FISD may reprimand, suspend, or terminate the employment of an employee who knowingly fails to comply with a requirement adopted under Chapter 176. The FISD Board of Trustees may, at its discretion, declare a contract void if the Board of Trustees determines that a vendor failed to file a conflict of interest questionnaire (Form CIQ) required by Section 176.006.
Conflict of Interest Forms
In August, 2015, the Texas Ethics Commission adopted revised Forms CIS and CIQ pursuant to House Bill 23. Please note that the Texas Ethics Commission does NOT have jurisdiction to interpret or enforce Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code. Also, please note that these forms are NOT filed with the Texas Ethics Commission. The forms MUST be filed with the FISD records administrator in accordance with the timelines in Chapter 176.
For a link to the Conflict Disclosure Statement form (CIS) click here
For a link to the Conflict Disclosure Statement Questionnaire (CIQ) click here