CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE; GENERAL INFORMATION
Please note that there are potential criminal penalties (Class A, Class B, or Class C misdemeanors) for local government officers and vendors who fail to comply with Texas Local Government Code Chapter 176, see Section 176.013. In addition, SISD may reprimand, suspend, or terminate the employment of an employee who knowingly fails to comply with a requirement adopted under Chapter 176. The SISD Board of Trustees may, at its discretion, declare a contract void if the Board of Trustees determines that a vendor failed to file a conflict of interest questionnaire (Form CIQ) required by Section 176.006.
Conflict of Interest Forms
In August, 2015, the Texas Ethics Commission adopted revised Forms CIS and CIQ pursuant to House Bill 23. Please note that the Texas Ethics Commission does NOT have jurisdiction to interpret or enforce Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code. Also, please note that these forms are NOT filed with the Texas Ethics Commission. The forms MUST be filed with the SISD records administrator in accordance with the timelines in Chapter 176.
FORM CIS: Local Government Officer Conflicts Disclosure Statement
FORM CIQ: Conflict of Interest Questionnaire