Effective January 1, 2006, Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code requires that any vendor or person considering doing business with a local government entity disclose in the attached Questionnaire, Form CIQ, the vendor or person's affiliation or business relationship that might cause a conflict of interest with a local government entity. By law, this questionnaire must be filed with the records administrator of the Valley View Independent School District 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. A person commits an offense if the person violates Section 176.006, Local Government Code. An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor. A copy of the new law is available at http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/ The forms for reporting are available at http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/whatsnew/conflict_forms.htm A statement filed electronically satisfies the signature requirement and does not need to be notarized.