Bill Text: TX HB362 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Comm Sub

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Bill Title: Relating to the authority of a county to require electronic bids or proposals for competitive bidding.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2021-05-15 - Effective immediately [HB362 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB362-Comm_Sub.html
 
 
  By: Sherman, Sr. (Senate Sponsor - West) H.B. No. 362
         (In the Senate - Received from the House April 12, 2021;
  April 13, 2021, read first time and referred to Committee on Local
  Government; April 21, 2021, reported favorably by the following
  vote:  Yeas 9, Nays 0; April 21, 2021, sent to printer.)
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A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
 
  relating to the authority of a county to require electronic bids or
  proposals for competitive bidding.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 262.0225, Local Government Code, is
  amended by amending Subsection (c) and adding Subsection (c-1) to
  read as follows:
         (c)  A county may receive bids or proposals under this
  subchapter in hard-copy format or through electronic transmission.
  Except as provided by Subsection (c-1), a [A] county shall accept
  any bids or proposals submitted in hard-copy format.
         (c-1)  The commissioners court of a county may by order
  require submission of bids or proposals under this subchapter
  through electronic transmission if the county makes available all
  technology necessary to submit a bid or proposal through electronic
  transmission to any person who submits a hard-copy bid or proposal
  in person.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
 
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