Honorable Dan Huberty, Chair, House Committee on Public Education
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB3434 by Koop (Relating to relating to requirements for building construction contracts entered into by public school districts.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Education Code to require the Texas Education Agency (TEA), after reviewing the uniform general conditions adopted by the Texas Facilities Commission (TFC), to adopt uniform general conditions that may be incorporated in all building construction contracts made by school districts.
Based on information provided by the Texas Education Agency, the bill would result in costs to TEA to create rules and legal contracts and to keep uniform general conditions up to date. This analysis assumes assumes that FTEs and other costs associated with the legislation could be absorbed by existing staff and resources.
Local Government Impact
School districts may face some costs for local purchasing documents, procedure manuals, and competitive procurement documents depending on the extent to which districts changed existing procedures to conform to those adopted pursuant to the bill. However, this analysis assumes the costs would be minimal, as the bill permits but does not require districts to incorporate uniform general conditions in building construction contracts made by school districts.