Conflicts of InterestDisclosure of Certain Relationships
Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code requires that any vendor or person considering doing business with a local government entity complete a disclosure questionnaire regarding the vendor’s or person’s affiliation or business relationship with any “local government officer” that might cause a conflict of interest. In TRA’s case, a local government officer would be defined as any member of the TRA Board of Directors and/or the General Manager.
Form CIQ, developed by the Texas Ethics Commission, must be filed with TRA’s Staff Attorney no later than the seventh business day after a person becomes aware of the potential conflict. It is the vendor’s or person’s responsibility to submit the questionnaire. Failure to comply with the disclosure requirements may result in a Class C misdemeanor offense. Chapter 176 and form CIQ may be found at http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/.