HB 1295

84(R) - 2015
House General Investigating & Ethics
House General Investigating & Ethics
General Investigating & Ethics

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
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  • Positive
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Giovanni Capriglione

Bill Caption

Relating to the disclosure of interested parties by persons contracting with governmental entities and state agencies.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

This legislation would amend the Government Code to require state agencies and governmental entities, including school districts and local governments, to collect and disclose to the Texas Ethics Commission a list of interested parties for certain contracts. The legislation also defines an 'interested party' as being that of a "person who benefits financially from a contract, including a person who has a legal or equitable interest in the contract or a contracting person or a person who serves as a broker, intermediary, director, adviser, or attorney for, or otherwise actively participates in, a contract."

Vote Recommendation Notes

This legislation supports transparency in government which supports our limited government principle. We support HB 1295.