HB 579

85(R) - 2017
House Appropriations
House Appropriations
State Agencies

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive
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Chris Turner

Bill Caption

Relating to notice by a state agency regarding certain contracts for which the actual cost exceeds the contracted amount.

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: no significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 579 would amend the Government Code to require notice to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, legislature, Legislative Budget Board, and state auditor's office when a state agency contract to purchase services from a vendor for which the actual cost of the service exceeds the amount contracted for by $1 million or more.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill enhances our limited government principle by increasing transparency of agency contracts when they are vastly over budget so appropriate actions may be taken. We support HB 579.