79R9551 DRH-D

By:  Anchia                                                       H.B. No. 2694

relating to the eligibility of certain counties to use the competitive proposal procedure for certain purchases. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 262.030(d), Local Government Code, is amended to read as follows: (d) A county having a population of two million [2,400,000] or more according to the most recent federal census may use the competitive proposal purchasing method authorized by this section for the purchase of insurance or high technology items. In addition, the method may be used to purchase other items when the county official who makes purchases for the county determines, with the consent of the commissioners court, that it is in the best interest of the county to make a request for proposals. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.