The Texas Legislature passed House Bill No.1491, amending Chapter 176 to the Local Government Code which imposes disclosure and reporting obligations for local government officers, vendors and potential vendors to local government entities (including school districts). The 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. It is strongly recommended that you become familiar with Chapter 176 of the Local Government Code.
The Texas Ethics Commission revised Forms CIS and CIQ pursuant to H.B. 1491. The Texas Ethics Commission does NOT have jurisdiction to interpret or enforce Chapter 176 of the Government Code. These forms are NOT filed with the Texas Ethics Commission.
Vendors or potential vendors for the Abilene Independent School District shall complete the attached Conflict of Interest Questionnaire (CIQ) and return it to:
Abilene Independent School District
Purchasing Department – CIQ
P.O. Box 5764
Abilene, Texas 79608