Certificate of Interested Parties - Form 1295
The law applies only to a contract between a governmental entity or state agency and a business entity at the time it is voted on by the governing body or at the time it binds the governmental entity or state agency, or whichever is earlier, including an amended, extended, or renewed contract, of a governmental entity or state agency that either:
(1) requires an action or vote by the governing body of the entity or agency before the contract may be signed; or
(2) has a value of at least $1 million.
Gov’t Code § 2252.908; 1 T.A.C. §§ 46.1(b), 46.3(a). The disclosure requirement applies to a contract entered into on or after January 1, 2016.
A contract does not require an action or vote by the governing body of a governmental entity or state agency if:
(1) the governing body has legal authority to delegate to its staff the authority to execute the contract;
(2) the governing body has delegated to its staff the authority to execute the contract; and
(3) the governing body does not participate in the selection of the business entity with which the contract is entered into.
1 T.A.C. § 46.1(c).
Texas Ethics Commission Website
A business entity must file Form 1295 electronically with the Texas Ethics Commission using the online filing application.
Form 1295 must be filed with the Texas Ethics Commission prior to submission to the Town of Northlake with proposed contracts. Once filed with the Texas Ethics Commission, the form must be filed with the Town Secretary's Office at:
- 1500 Commons Circle, Suite 300, Northlake, Texas 76226
Upon entering into a contract with your company, the Town will acknowledge receipt of your Form 1295 with the Texas Ethics Commission.