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The following forms may be used in implementing the Ethics Code.  
These forms are provided in MS Word format.
 

ALL CONTRACTS, PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

Local Government Code Chapter 176 forms for governing officers and vendors. (Texas Ethics Commission form)

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CONTRACTS DISCLOSURE FORM

This form must be filed by persons or entities seeking award of city-funded discretionary contracts, housing or retail development incentives, or to purchase, sell, or lease real property to or from the City, to disclose ownership, lobbying and political contributions.
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DISCLOSURE OF BENEFITS

If a person who requests official action on a matter knows the  action will confer an economic benefit on any city official or employee distinguishable from the effect it would have on members of the public in general, he or she must disclose that fact unless the interest of the city official or employee in the matter is apparent.
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RECUSAL AND DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Form for disclosing conflict of interest and documenting recusal by a city official or city employee.
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICER CONFLICTS DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

This is the notice to the appropriate local governmental entity that a local government officer has become aware of facts that require the officer to file this statement in accordance with Chapter 176, Local Government Code.
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CONFLICT OF INTEREST QUESTIONNAIRE

By law this questionnaire must be filed with the records administrator of the local governmental entity not later than the 7th business day after the date the person becomes aware of facts that require the statement to be filed. See Section 176.006, Local Government Code. Additionally, the Municipal form, CIQ-Addendum, is also to be filed with the Office of the City Clerk.
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THIRD PARTY SPONSORED TRAVEL

Any person who, in connection with his or her official duties, accepts a trip or excursion involving the gratuitous provision of transportation, accommodations, entertainment, meals, or refreshments paid for by a person or entity other than a public agency must file with the City Clerk, before embarking on the travel, a disclosure statement.
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FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

Annual financial disclosure report to be filed by boards and commission members.
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PERSONAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT

Annual Texas Ethics Commission financial disclosure statement to be filed by the Mayor, Council members, Candidates for Mayor and Council, the City Manager and the City Attorney.
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PERSONAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT ADDENDUM

Annual municipal financial disclosure form to be filed by the Mayor, Councilmembers, Candidates for Mayor and Council, the City Manager and the City Attorney.
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GIFTS REPORTS FOR SPECIFIED EMPLOYEES

Annual gift disclosure form to be filed by designated city employees as required by Section 2-78 of the Ethics Code.

SHORT FORM ANNUAL REPORT

A form to document no change in status during the financial disclosure reporting period.

GIFTS TO CLOSELY RELATED PERSONS     

Form to be filed by certain city officials and staff to report gifts received by relatives.
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LOBBYIST REGISTRATION     

Lobbyist (initial and renewal) registration as required by Section 2-63 of the Ethics Code.
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LOBBYIST ACTIVITY REPORT     

Quarterly report form to be filed by lobbyists.
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LOBBYIST TERMINATION     

Report to be filed by a lobbyist upon termination of lobbying activities.
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PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RULING     

Form for city official or city employee to request a declaratory ruling under Section 2-88 of the Ethics Code.
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SWORN COMPLAINT OF ETHICS VIOLATIONS     

Any person (including a member of the Ethics Review Board or its staff, acting personally or on behalf of the Board) who believes that there has been a violation of the ethics laws may file a sworn complaint with the City Clerk.
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