KEY QUESTION: What are the statutory requirements regarding competitive bidding? MAIN REFERENCE POINT: Texas Local Government Code Chapter 262 – The County Purchasing Act KEY ADDITIONAL REFERENCE POINTS (Note: There are many more laws that impact County purchasing.): Local Government Code Chapter 271, subchapters B, C, D, and J, relating to competitive bidding … [Read more...] about Competitive Bidding
KEY QUESTION: What is the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, and how does the Commission affect county government? REFERENCE POINTS: Texas Administrative Code TITLE 37 – PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS PART 9 – TEXAS COMMISSION ON JAIL STANDARDS TALKING POINTS: The Texas Legislature created the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS or the Commission) in … [Read more...] about KEY CONCEPT: Texas Commission on Jail Standards
KEY QUESTION: Who is allowed to post agenda items on the Commissioners Court meeting agenda?
MAIN REFERENCE POINTS: Attorney General Opinion JM-63 Texas Constitution, Article 5, Section 18-b Local Government Code Section 81.022 Texas Open Meetings Act Attorney General Opinion DM-228 TALKING POINTS: According to AG Opinion JM-63, “Neither the County Judge nor the county clerk controls the preparation of the agenda for the Commissioners Court. … [Read more...] about Key Concept: Posting Commissioners Court Agenda Items
KEY QUESTION: Are county employees and elected and appointed officials required by law to complete cybersecurity training? MAIN REFERENCE POINTS: Government Code, Chapter 2054, Section 2054.5191 Government Code, Chapter 772, Section 772.012 TALKING POINTS: House Bill 3834 passed by the 86th Texas Legislature required certain local government employees … [Read more...] about KEY CONCEPT: Cybersecurity
KEY QUESTION: What are the education requirements for County Judges and County Commissioners? MAIN REFERENCE POINTS: Judges: Texas Government Code Sections 56.006 and 74.025. The State of Texas delegated to the Court of Criminal Appeals the authority to establish the rules of judicial education. These rules are posted on the Texas Judicial Branch website at … [Read more...] about Education Requirements