Chapter 11: Vending Machines

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Section 1: Overview

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State law authorizes the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) to install vending machines on state-owned or leased property. If DARS elects not to install requested vending machines then it will issue TxDOT a three-year Variance Permit, which allows services to be contracted out.

TxDOT employee owned vending machines are prohibited.

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Specific Authorities

A vending machine may be located in a state-owned or state-leased building or on state-owned or state-leased property only with the approval of the governing body of the state agency.

The state agency must file with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts a copy of all contracts between the state agency and the vendor.

All rentals, commissions or other net revenue the state agency receives shall be accounted for as state money and deposited to the credit of the general revenue fund unless the disposition of the revenue is governed by other law.

Texas Government Code §2203.005.

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