By: Lindsay S.B. No. 872 Line and page numbers may not match official copy. Bill not drafted by TLC or Senate E&E. A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the advertising of competitive bids by counties. 1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-4 SECTION 1. Section 262.025(a), Local Government Code, is 1-5 amended to read as follows: 1-6 Sec. 262.025(a) A notice of a proposed purchase must be 1-7 published at least once a week in a newspaper of general 1-8 circulation in the county or posted electronically on the Internet, 1-9 with the first day of publication occurring before the 14th day 1-10 before the date of the bid opening. When posting advertising on 1-11 the Internet, the county must post the notice for 14 consecutive 1-12 days so that it is accessible with the universal resource locator 1-13 address of "HTTP://WWW.CO. (county-name).TX.US/NOTICES/INDEX.HTM". 1-14 If there is no newspaper of general circulation in the county, and 1-15 the notices are not posted on the internet, the notice must be 1-16 posted in a prominent place in the courthouse for 14 days before 1-17 the date of the bid opening. 1-18 SECTION 2. Section 263.007(b), Local Government Code, is 1-19 amended to read as follows: 1-20 Section 263.007(b) The procedure must include a requirement 1-21 that the county publish, before the sale or lease is made, a notice 1-22 of its intent to sell or lease, as appropriate, the real property. 1-23 The notice must: 2-1 (1) be published in a newspaper of general circulation 2-2 in the county the commissioners court represents and, if the real 2-3 property is located in another county, in a newspaper of general 2-4 circulation in that other county and/or posted electronically on 2-5 the Internet; posting on the Internet would satisfy requirements 2-6 for advertising in multiple counties; 2-7 (2) be published on two dates, with the date of the 2-8 second publication occurring before the 14th day before the date 2-9 the award of the sale or lease is made; 2-10 (3) include a description of the real property, 2-11 including its location; and 2-12 (4) include a description of the procedure by which 2-13 sealed bids or sealed proposals for the sale or lease may be 2-14 submitted. 2-15 SECTION 3. Section 263.153(a), Local Government Code, is 2-16 amended to read as follows: 2-17 Sec. 263.153(a) The commissioners court shall publish notice 2-18 of a sale of surplus or salvage property in at least one newspaper 2-19 of general circulation in the county and/or posted electronically 2-20 on the Internet. 2-21 SECTION 4. Section 271.055(b)(1), Local Government Code, is 2-22 amended to read as follows: 2-23 Sec. 271.055(b)(1) be published once a week for two 2-24 consecutive weeks in a newspaper, as defined by Subchapter C, 2-25 Chapter 2051, Government Code, that is of general circulation in 2-26 the area of the issuer and/or posted electronically on the 3-1 Internet, with the date of the first publication to be before the 3-2 14th day before the date set for the public opening of the bids and 3-3 the reading of the bids aloud; and 3-4 SECTION 5. This Act takes effect September 1, 2001.