Bill Text: TX SB252 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 35-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-05-27 - Effective on 9/1/17 [SB252 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SB252-Enrolled.html
 
 
  S.B. No. 252
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing
  business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 2252, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Subchapter F to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER F.  PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTS WITH CERTAIN COMPANIES
         Sec. 2252.151.  DEFINITIONS. In this subchapter:
               (1)  "Company" has the meaning assigned by Section
  806.001.
               (2)  "Foreign terrorist organization" means an
  organization designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the
  United States secretary of state as authorized by 8 U.S.C. Section
  1189.
               (3)  "Governmental contract" means a contract awarded
  by a governmental entity for general construction, an improvement,
  a service, or a public works project or for a purchase of supplies,
  materials, or equipment.  The term includes a contract to obtain a
  professional or consulting service subject to Chapter 2254.
               (4)  "Governmental entity" has the meaning assigned by
  Section 2252.001.
         Sec. 2252.152.  CONTRACTS WITH COMPANIES ENGAGED IN BUSINESS
  WITH IRAN, SUDAN, OR FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGANIZATION PROHIBITED.  A
  governmental entity may not enter into a governmental contract with
  a company that is identified on a list prepared and maintained under
  Section 806.051, 807.051, or 2252.153.
         Sec. 2252.153.  LISTED COMPANIES. The comptroller shall
  prepare and maintain, and make available to each governmental
  entity, a list of companies known to have contracts with or provide
  supplies or services to a foreign terrorist organization.
         Sec. 2252.154.  EXCEPTION. Notwithstanding any other law, a
  company that the United States government affirmatively declares to
  be excluded from its federal sanctions regime relating to Sudan,
  its federal sanctions regime relating to Iran, or any federal
  sanctions regime relating to a foreign terrorist organization is
  not subject to contract prohibition under this subchapter.
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter F, Chapter 2252, Government Code, as
  added by this Act, applies only to a contract or purchase for which
  a governmental entity first advertises or otherwise solicits bids,
  proposals, offers, or qualifications on or after the effective date
  of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 252 passed the Senate on
  April 3, 2017, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 15, 2017, by the
  following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 252 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 9, 2017, by the following vote: Yeas 144,
  Nays 0, three present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor
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