78R11794 MXM-D

By:  Woolley                                                      H.B. No. 3021

Substitute the following for H.B. No. 3021:                                   

By:  Hunter                                                   C.S.H.B. No. 3021

relating to the disclosure of business or financial relationships by certain governmental officers associated with sports authorities; imposing a criminal penalty. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Subchapter F, Chapter 335, Local Government Code, is amended by adding Section 335.1085 to read as follows: Sec. 335.1085. DISCLOSURE OF FINANCIAL OR BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP. (a) This section applies to: (1) a director; (2) the mayor or county judge who appointed the board; and (3) each member of the governing body of the municipality or county that created the district. (b) In addition to the requirements of Chapter 171 and Section 335.108 and the requirements of Chapters 553 and 573, Government Code, a person to whom this section applies shall disclose any financial or other business relationship that the person has with any person doing business with the district. (c) A person to whom this section applies shall make the disclosure in writing: (1) to the board; and (2) to the Texas Ethics Commission. (d) The board shall enter the disclosure received under Subsection (c) in the board's minutes. (e) A director who makes a disclosure under this section may not vote or participate in any action related to the person about whom the director made the disclosure. (f) A person to whom this section applies commits an offense if the person fails to make the disclosure required by this section. The offense is a third degree felony. SECTION 2. This Act does not apply to an action taken, or disclosure required, before November 1, 2003, by a person to whom a disclosure or action is required under Section 335.1085, Local Government Code, as added by this Act. An action taken by the person before November 1, 2003, is governed by the law as it existed immediately before November 1, 2003, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose. SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2003.