Effective January 1, 2006, Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code stipulates that any person or entity who contracts or seeks to contract with a government entity for the sale or purchase of property, goods, or services (as well as agents of such persons hereafter referred to as Vendors) are required to file a Conflict of Interest Questionnaire with the government entity.

Each covered person or entity who seeks to contract or who contracts with a government entity is responsible for complying with any applicable disclosure requirements. Public school districts are considered a local government entity.