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  84R7622 TSR-F
 
  By: Anderson of McLennan H.B. No. 2001
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to interlocal contracts between a governmental entity and
  a purchasing cooperative.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 791, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 791.037 to read as follows:
         Sec. 791.037.  INTERLOCAL CONTRACT WITH PURCHASING
  COOPERATIVE; LIMITATION.  (a)  In this section, "purchasing
  cooperative" has the meaning assigned by Section 791.011(j).
         (b)  An interlocal contract between a governmental entity
  and a purchasing cooperative may not be used to purchase materials
  or services from a person who provided consulting services to the
  cooperative on the contract, including providing specifications
  for bids on the contract. This prohibition also applies to:
               (1)  a person that is an agent, subsidiary, or parent
  company of the person who consulted with the cooperative; or
               (2)  a person related in the second degree of
  consanguinity or affinity to a person who consulted with the
  cooperative.
         (c)  The prohibition under Subsection (b) does not prevent a
  governmental entity from contracting with a person that provided
  only technical assistance in the development of the interlocal
  contract.
         (d)  The prohibition under Subsection (b) does not apply to a
  renewal of a contract based on or substantially similar to a request
  for proposal submitted before September 1, 2015, if the contract is
  renewed before September 1, 2016.  This subsection expires
  September 1, 2016.
         SECTION 2.  Section 791.037, Government Code, as added by
  this Act, applies only to an interlocal contract or an amendment to,
  supplement to, or waiver of a provision of a contract made on or
  after the effective date of this Act. An interlocal contract or an
  amendment to, supplement to, or waiver of a provision of a contract
  made before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in
  effect when the contract or amendment, supplement, or waiver was
  made, and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.