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Relating to purchasing and contracting by governmental entities; authorizing fees.
The fiscal implications of the bill cannot be determined at this time.
HB 3852 would make procedural updates related to state agency purchasing by requiring the comptroller to notify state agencies about certain rebate percentage calculations. The bill would allow allow employees and board members of a local workforce development board, or other government entities meeting certain qualifications, to participate in the comptroller's contract for travel services and allow the comptroller to charge a fee to participating entities.
In addition, the bill would also exempt a licensed attorney from certain required nepotism disclosures when working on a major contract for a state agency to purchase goods or services as long as the person is licensed to practice law in this state and had not been disciplined by the State Bar of Texas. This exemption is because the requirement is duplicative.
Texas Action remains neutral on HB 3852 because it does not promote or violate any of our principles.