AUSTIN, TX—In the interest of providing improved state services at a lower cost to taxpayers,
State Representative Matt Shaheen (Collin County) filed House Bill 3221. This legislation directs
the comptroller of public accounts to conduct a study that evaluates the potential cost savings
deliverable to the state through the consolidation of procurement and purchasing functions by state
agencies. Speaking to taxpayers, Representative Shaheen said, “We must always seek innovative
improvements to the way government operates, to save taxpayer money. House Bill 3221 gives us
the information needed to take a major step toward this goal.” The bill would require the
comptroller to produce the report by the end of 2017.