Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code (HB 914)
On May 23, 2005, the Texas Senate passed House Bill No. 914, adding Chapter 176 to the Local Government Code, and imposing new disclosure and reporting obligations on vendors and potential vendors to local government entities beginning on January 1, 2006. This includes school districts.
The law requires school board members and superintendents to file conflicts of interest disclosure statements (CIS) 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.
Vendors or potential vendors for the Mansfield Independent School District are required to complete the Conflict of Interest Questionnaire (CIQ) and return it to the Purchasing Department (1920 N. Main Street, Mansfield, TX 76063).