Chapter 176 of the Local Government Code was enacted by the 79th Legislature in HB 914 to provide a means by which potentially conflicting relationships between vendors and members of a local governmental body could be disclosed to the public. (See Act of May 26, 2005, 79th Legislature).
Local government officers and vendors may be subject to the disclosure and reporting requirements of Chapter 176. Additional information regarding these requirements can be found at the Texas Ethics Commission website: http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/ or in Chapter 176 of the Local Government Code at: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/lg.toc.htm.
The 2012 Texas Conflict of Interest Laws Made Easy answers the most frequently asked questions about the Texas Conflict of Interest Laws. Please refer to thisTexas Attorney General of Texas' publication for additional information related to the completion of a CIS or CIQ.
Vendors - Conflict of Interest Questionnaire
Local Government Officers