Chapter 176: Disclosure Requirements
Chapter 176 of the Local Government Code requires disclosure of business and employment relationships and gifts designed to ensure disclosure of financial and business relationships between officers of the local government entities and those who contact the entities.
Conflicts Disclosure Statements (Section 176.003) CIS Form
Pursuant to Section 176.003, a local government officer must file a "Conflicts Disclosure Statement" with the City Secretary for any vendor (any person, business entity, or their agent) if the City enters into or is considering entering into a contract for the sale or purchase of real property, goods or services with the vendor, if the vendor has a family, employment, or other business relationship with the local government officer of the City or a family member of the officer, or has given a local government officer of the City or family member of the officer one or more gifts totaling more than $100 in the previous twelve months.
Conflict Of Interest Questionnaire (Section 176.006) CIQ Form
Pursuant to Section 176.006, a vendor (any person, business entity, or agent) who enters or seeks to enter into a contract with the City, whether they are successful or not, for the sale or purchase of real property, goods, or services, must file a "Conflict of Interest Questionnaire" with the City Secretary if the vendor has a family, employment, or other business relationship with a local government officer of the City, or has given a local government officer of the City or family member of the officer one or more gifts totaling more than $100 in the previous twelve months.
This form is to be filed no later than the seventh (7th) business day after the date that the vendor begins agreement discussions or negotiations with the local governmental entity, or submits to the local governmental entity an application, responds to solicitations, correspondence, or another writing related to a potential agreement with the local governmental entity.
The vendor is required to update the form no later than the seventh business day after the date of an event that would make a statement in the previously filed questionnaire incomplete or inaccurate. Also, if the vendor files the initial questionnaire prior to June 1, the vendor must file an updated questionnaire not later than September 1 of each year the vendor has an agreement, or potential agreement pending. Violations of Section 176.006 are punishable as a Class C misdemeanor.
Compliance is the responsibility of each vendor and officer who is subject to the requirements of Chapter 176, Local Government Code. Should you have questions concerning this matter, please consult your own legal counsel.
Should you determine that you are required to file a Conflict of Interest Questionnaire, please file it electronically by sending it by email to the City Secretary.
Cedar Park List Of Local Government Officers
The Cedar Park List Of Local Government Officers (PDF) is provided pursuant to Section 176.0065.
The required forms are available for viewing and downloading in PDF from the Texas Ethics Commission.
Please note: Conflicts Disclosure Statements and Conflict Of Interest Questionnaires are retained in accordance with the Texas State Library Retention Schedule. Current regulations require local governments to retain these reports for three years from the date of filing.