Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code pertains to conflict of interest disclosure reporting regarding businesses and gift giving relationships with officer(s) of local governmental entities and the officer’s family members. It is an offense to fail to comply with the provisions of Chapter 176 (House Bill 23).
Under this law, certain local government officers must complete a conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement (Form CIS) and file it with the City of Lucas.
As well, certain vendors and prospective vendors must complete a Conflict of Interest Questionnaire (Form CIQ) and file it with the City Secretary. Additionally, should an event occur that makes a statement in a vendor’s previously filed Form CIQ inaccurate or incomplete, then the vendor/prospective vendor must also file an updated Form CIQ. Chapter 176 specifies deadlines for the filing of the Forms.
The Texas Ethics Commission created Forms CIQ and CIS in compliance with Chapter 176. The CIS Form is for a local government officer. The CIQ Form is for a vendor and prospective vendor with the City. Each form is accessible from this website. In addition, each form may be accessed through the Texas Ethics Commission website.