Conflict of Interest
House Bill 914, passed by the 79th Texas Legislature, established conflict-of-interest disclosure requirements for local government officers. That bill was codified in the Texas Local GOvernment Code and went into effect on January 1, 2006. The law requries 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 politacal advertising. Additional information can be found on the Texas Ethics COmmission website.
Conflict of Interest Forms:
Form CIQ: Conflict of Interest Questionnaire