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  84R3395 ATP-D
 
  By: Capriglione H.B. No. 1294
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the disclosure on personal financial statements of
  certain contracts or subcontracts with governmental entities.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 572.023, Government Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (b) and adding Subsection (e) to read as
  follows:
         (b)  The account of financial activity consists of:
               (1)  a list of all sources of occupational income,
  identified by employer, or if self-employed, by the nature of the
  occupation, including identification of a person or other
  organization from which the individual or a business in which the
  individual has a substantial interest received a fee as a retainer
  for a claim on future services in case of need, as distinguished
  from a fee for services on a matter specified at the time of
  contracting for or receiving the fee, if professional or
  occupational services are not actually performed during the
  reporting period equal to or in excess of the amount of the
  retainer, and the category of the amount of the fee;
               (2)  identification by name and the category of the
  number of shares of stock of any business entity held or acquired,
  and if sold, the category of the amount of net gain or loss realized
  from the sale;
               (3)  a list of all bonds, notes, and other commercial
  paper held or acquired, and if sold, the category of the amount of
  net gain or loss realized from the sale;
               (4)  identification of each source and the category of
  the amount of income in excess of $500 derived from each source from
  interest, dividends, royalties, and rents;
               (5)  identification of each guarantor of a loan and
  identification of each person or financial institution to whom a
  personal note or notes or lease agreement for a total financial
  liability in excess of $1,000 existed at any time during the year
  and the category of the amount of the liability;
               (6)  identification by description of all beneficial
  interests in real property and business entities held or acquired,
  and if sold, the category of the amount of the net gain or loss
  realized from the sale;
               (7)  identification of a person or other organization
  from which the individual or the individual's spouse or dependent
  children received a gift of anything of value in excess of $250 and
  a description of each gift, except:
                     (A)  a gift received from an individual related to
  the individual at any time within the second degree by
  consanguinity or affinity, as determined under Subchapter B,
  Chapter 573;
                     (B)  a political contribution that was reported as
  required by Chapter 254, Election Code; and
                     (C)  an expenditure required to be reported by a
  person required to be registered under Chapter 305;
               (8)  identification of the source and the category of
  the amount of all income received as beneficiary of a trust, other
  than a blind trust that complies with Subsection (c), and
  identification of each trust asset, if known to the beneficiary,
  from which income was received by the beneficiary in excess of $500;
               (9)  identification by description and the category of
  the amount of all assets and liabilities of a corporation, firm,
  partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership,
  professional corporation, professional association, joint venture,
  or other business association in which 50 percent or more of the
  outstanding ownership was held, acquired, or sold;
               (10)  a list of all boards of directors of which the
  individual is a member and executive positions that the individual
  holds in corporations, firms, partnerships, limited partnerships,
  limited liability partnerships, professional corporations,
  professional associations, joint ventures, or other business
  associations or proprietorships, stating the name of each
  corporation, firm, partnership, limited partnership, limited
  liability partnership, professional corporation, professional
  association, joint venture, or other business association or
  proprietorship and the position held;
               (11)  identification of any person providing
  transportation, meals, or lodging expenses permitted under Section
  36.07(b), Penal Code, and the amount of those expenses, other than
  expenditures required to be reported under Chapter 305;
               (12)  any corporation, firm, partnership, limited
  partnership, limited liability partnership, professional
  corporation, professional association, joint venture, or other
  business association, excluding a publicly held corporation, in
  which both the individual and a person registered under Chapter 305
  have an interest;
               (13)  identification by name and the category of the
  number of shares of any mutual fund held or acquired, and if sold,
  the category of the amount of net gain or loss realized from the
  sale; [and]
               (14)  identification of each blind trust that complies
  with Subsection (c), including:
                     (A)  the category of the fair market value of the
  trust;
                     (B)  the date the trust was created;
                     (C)  the name and address of the trustee; and
                     (D)  a statement signed by the trustee, under
  penalty of perjury, stating that:
                           (i)  the trustee has not revealed any
  information to the individual, except information that may be
  disclosed under Subdivision (8); and
                           (ii)  to the best of the trustee's knowledge,
  the trust complies with this section; and
               (15)  if the aggregate cost of goods or services sold
  under one or more written contracts described by this subdivision
  exceeds $10,000 in the year covered by the report, identification
  of each written contract, including the name of each party to the
  contract:
                     (A)  for the sale of goods or services in the
  amount of $2,500 or more;
                     (B)  to which the individual, the individual's
  spouse, the individual's dependent child, or any business entity of
  which the individual, the individual's spouse, or the individual's
  dependent child has at least a 50 percent ownership interest is a
  party; and
                     (C)  with:
                           (i)  a governmental entity; or
                           (ii)  a person who contracts with a
  governmental entity, to fulfill one or more of the person's
  obligations to the governmental entity under that contract.
         (e)  In this section, "governmental entity" means the state,
  a political subdivision of the state, or an agency or department of
  the state or a political subdivision of the state.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a financial statement filed under Subchapter B, Chapter 572,
  Government Code, as amended by this Act, on or after January 1,
  2017. A financial statement filed before January 1, 2017, is
  governed by the law in effect on the date of filing, and the former
  law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.