Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code requires a vendor to file a conflict of interest questionnaire if the vendor has a business relationship with the city and has:
(1) an employment or other business relationship with an officer or an officer’s family member that results in that person receiving taxable income that is more than $2,500 in the preceding twelve (12) months; or
(2) has given an officer or an officer’s family member one or more gifts totaling more than $250 in the preceding twelve months.
A vendor is required to file a questionnaire not later than the seventh business day after the latter of the following:
(1) the date the vendor begins discussions or negotiations to enter into a contract with the city or submits an application or response to a bid proposal; or
(2) the date the vendor becomes aware of a relationship or gives a gift to an officer or officer’s family member.
The conflict of interest questionnaire (Form CIQ) was created by the Texas Ethics Commission and is available online at www.ethics.state.tx.us/. The form must be filed with the city secretary.
Conflict of Interest Questionnaire (Form CIQ)
Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 176
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