H.B. No. 731

relating to an electronic requisition system for counties. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 113.901, Local Government Code, is amended by amending Subsection (b) and adding Subsections (d) and (e) to read as follows: (b) The requisition must be made, signed, and approved in triplicate. The original must be delivered to the person from whom the purchase is to be made before the purchase is made. The duplicate copy must be filed with the county auditor. The triplicate copy must remain with the officer requesting the purchase. This subsection does not apply to a county that operates an electronic requisition system. (d) The commissioners court of a county may establish an electronic requisition system to perform the functions required by Subsection (a). The county auditor, subject to the approval of the commissioners court, shall establish procedures for administering the system. (e) An electronic requisition system established under this section must be able to electronically transmit data to and receive data from the county's financial system in a manner that meets professional, regulatory, and statutory requirements and standards, including those related to purchasing, auditing, and accounting. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2005. ______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House I certify that H.B. No. 731 was passed by the House on April 14, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 140, Nays 0, 2 present, not voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B. No. 731 on May 27, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 141, Nays 0, 2 present, not voting. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 731 was passed by the Senate, with amendments, on May 25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: __________________ Date __________________ Governor