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.
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.