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Relating to the disclosure of certain contracting information under the public information law.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 943 would amend certain provisions of the Government Code relating to the disclosure of contracting information subject to the Public Information Act. It would require disclosure of certain contract information, such as key contract terms and whether a contractor fulfilled its duties under the contract. It would also exempt certain information from disclosure such as trade secrets, financial information, and certain proprietary information.
This bill would apply to an entity that is not a governmental body that executes a contract with a governmental body that: (1) has a stated expenditure of at least $1 million in public funds for the purchase of goods or services; or (2) results in the expenditure of at least $1 million in public funds for the purchase of goods or services.
Texas Action recommends supporting SB 943 because it promotes limited government. This bill would increase transparency for state and local government contracting, and help protect taxpayer dollars from waste, fraud, and abuse.