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HB 1486 would amend Education Code to prohibit a member of the board of trustees of an independent school district any part of which is located in a county with a population of more than 1.5 million in which more than 75 percent of the population lives in a single municipality from having vendor contact. The period would begin when the district has issued the request for proposals or has advertised for bids on a contract and before the board has awarded the contract that was the subject of the request for proposals or the advertisement for bids. If the trustee violates this prohibition, the bid must be rejected.
The trustee would be authorized to have direct or indirection communication under two situations. One,
the trustee has a substantial interest in a business entity or
in real property and complies with Local Government Code requirements
pertaining to the regulation of conflicts of interest of certain local
government officers. Two,
the communication occurs at a trade show or convention at which
the bidder or offeror was a registered participant and the trustee discloses
at a public meeting of the board that the communication occurred one week after the date or before the bid is voted on.