Honorable Joe Straus, Speaker of the House, House of Representatives
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB535 by Davis, Yvonne (Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States.), As Passed 2nd House
The bill would amend the Government Code, Section 2155 to require the Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) and all other state agencies making purchases to give preference to goods manufactured in this state under certain criteria.
The change in law made by the bill applies only to a contract for goods that is entered into on or after the effective date of the bill. The bill takes effect September 1, 2013.
The CPA, the Department of Information Resources, the Texas Department of Transportation, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice indicate that any costs associated with the bill could be absorbed within each agency's existing resources.
304 Comptroller of Public Accounts, 313 Department of Information Resources, 601 Department of Transportation, 696 Department of Criminal Justice
UP, KJo, SD, JI, JJO, AG