Expenditures for State-Federal Relations
Office of State-Federal Relations (OSFR)
A state agency may not use funds appropriated by the General Appropriations Act (GAA) to perform duties the Office of State-Federal Relations (OSFR) has already appropriated funds to perform. The only exception would be when a valid interagency contract between the state agency and the OSFR exists.
Article IX, Section 6.12(a) and Article X, Section 2(a) of the General Appropriations Act. Texas Government Code Sections 771.001-771.010.
Travel to Washington, D.C.
This section applies only to travel that includes activities involving obtaining or spending federal funds or that impact federal policies.
Before traveling to Washington, D.C., a state agency’s personnel must inform OSFR about the timing and purpose of the trip and provide the name of a person who may be contacted for additional information.
For purposes of this section, Washington, D.C. includes Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Airport.
The restrictions above do not apply to designated legislative agencies or appropriations in Article X of the GAA.
Article IX, Section 6.13 (b)–(c) and Article X, Section 2(a) of the General Appropriations Act.