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Restricted Expenditures
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.

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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.

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Article IX, Section 6.13 (b)–(c) and Article X, Section 2(a) of the General Appropriations Act.